Open Data in the President’s Budget for 2017

Proposed budget for USA government in 2017 includes more Open Data projects, and supports current ones. They also mention the usage of Open Data for Food Truck vendors as SFMobileFood app does https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/app/sf-mobile-food/id1040605909?mt=8&at=1010l7rk

Wilson Center: Commons Lab

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The Obama administration seems serious about open data. The administration’s recently released budget for fiscal year 2017 highlights the federal government’s commitment to open data, not only for the science community but also for economic development. Specifically, the section titled “Economic Growth: Opening Government-Funded Data and Research to the Public to Spur Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Job Growth” focuses on how federal government investments in making federally funded research and development (R&D) projects accessible to the public will lead to technological innovation, job growth, and industry creation.

In the budget, the administration argues that granting the public access to intellectual property and scientific knowledge leads to innovation. With the open data from government-funded projects, citizens and businesses can build upon pre-existing research, resulting in technological development. The Data.gov website, for example, offers more than 188,000 datasets on topics ranging from healthcare to agriculture. Using this information, external groups have created applications…

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