Report Pushes US Government on Open Data
Urging the US Department of Commerce to explore leading a Standard Business Reporting (SBR) initiative in the US was among one of the more interesting findings in a report released by New York University’s GovLab this week. The report details recommendations from a roundtable held earlier this year that explored the potential of open data at the US Department of Commerce. The report is aimed at helping the DoC and other US federal agencies develop data strategies to meet the requirements of the U.S. Open Data Policy. The report identifies several key areas for improvement, including data access, quality, sharing, interoperability across departments, and storage. The report also calls on the Department to utilize the Legal Entity Identifier wherever possible.