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New Federal Website: DATA.GOV

September 29, 2009

The U.S. Federal Government has created a new internet resource called  DATA.GOV

The purpose of this website is to increase public access to high value, machine readable data generated by the Federal Government.  DATA.GOV  enables the public to participate in government by providing downloadable Federal datasets to build applications, conduct analyses, and perform research.

The initial launch of DATA.GOV provides only a limited portion of the rich variety of Federal datasets presently available, but you are invited to participate in shaping the future of DATA.GOV by suggesting additional datasets and site enhancements.

The goal of DATA.GOV is to improve access to Federal data and expand creative use of those data beyond the walls of government by encouraging innovative ideas (e.g., web applications).

DATA.GOV strives to make government more transparent and is committed to creating an unprecedented level of openness in Government. It is hoped that openness derived from will strengthen the Nation’s democracy and promote efficiency and effectiveness in Government.

Visit the new site and check it out!

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