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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 3, 2010
4:34 PM

CONTACT: CREW

Matt Jacob 202.408.5565

Open Government Advocates Urge Changes to Open Government Directive

WASHINGTON - February 3 - oday, CREW and six other open government groups sent a letter to Federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra, outlining recommendations to the administration's Open Government Directive to agencies to post high value data sets to Data.gov.

The group's letter pressed for a narrower definition of what constitutes "high value" data, for data sets to be published in more user-friendly formats, and for the implementation of a public feedback mechanism to identify data sets that are non-functional or that contain glitches. The letter also identified the need to add public representatives to the directive's working committee to help implement these and other recommendations.

Click here to read the group's letter to Mr. Kundra.

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Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to promoting ethics and accountability in government and public life by targeting government officials -- regardless of party affiliation -- who sacrifice the common good to special interests. CREW advances its mission using a combination of research, litigation and media outreach.



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