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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 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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