Open Government Advocates Urge Changes to Open Government Directive

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Open Government Advocates Urge Changes to Open Government Directive

WASHINGTON - 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

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.

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


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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