Data.gov

Vivek Kundra – the new federal CIO – explains in this YouTube video and the accompanying Whitehouse.gov blog post how the federal government intends to publish data on Data.gov:

The general objective is to democratize government data not sensitive in nature for which citizens have already paid for with their tax dollars and use the innovativeness of the public to find ways to that will make the data more useful.

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About Ines Mergel

I am Full Professor of Public Administration at the Department of Politics and Public Administration at University of Konstanz, Germany. Previously, I served as Assistant and then Associate Professor (with tenure) at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University, NY. In my research, I focus on informal social networks in the public sector and the adoption and diffusion of digital service innovations in government organizations. I teach classes on social media management, digital government, public management, and social network analysis.

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