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From: Carolina Rossini <carolina.rossini AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 9 May 2013 21:32:12 -0400


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From: "Herms, Kevin W." <Kevin_W._Herms AT 
omb.eop.gov<mailto:Herms AT omb.eop.go=
v
>>
Date: May 9, 2013, 10:05:56 AM EDT
Subject: OMB/OSTP Open Data Policy

Hello,

Please be advised that OMB and OSTP have issued a new policy memo, Open
Data Policy =E2=80=93 Managing Information as an Asset (M-13-13).  The memo=
 was
issued pursuant to a May 9 Executive Order, Making Open and Machine
Readable the New Default for Government Information.  The memo can be found
here:

http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/omb/memoranda/2013/m-13-13.pd=
f

Below is the White House press release.  As always, let me know if you have
any questions.

Thanks,
Kevin


THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 9, 2013

Obama Administration Releases Historic Open Data Rules to Enhance
Government Efficiency and Fuel Economic Growth

The Obama Administration today took groundbreaking new steps to make
information generated and stored by the Federal Government more open and
accessible to innovators and the public, to fuel entrepreneurship and
economic growth while increasing government transparency and efficiency.

Today=E2=80=99s actions=E2=80=94including an Executive Order signed by the =
President and an
Open Data Policy<
http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/omb/memoranda/2013/m-13-13.pd=
f>
released by the Office of Management and Budget and the Office of Science
and Technology Policy=E2=80=94declare that information is a valuable nation=
al asset
whose value is multiplied when it is made easily accessible to the public.
 The Executive Order requires that, going forward, data generated by the
government be made available in open, machine-readable formats, while
appropriately safeguarding privacy, confidentiality, and security.

The move will make troves of previously inaccessible or unmanageable data
easily available to entrepreneurs, researchers, and others who can use
those files to generate new products and services, build businesses, and
create jobs.

=E2=80=9COne of the things we=E2=80=99re doing to fuel more private sector =
innovation and
discovery is to make vast amounts of America=E2=80=99s data open and easy t=
o access
for the first time in history.  And talented entrepreneurs are doing some
pretty amazing things with it,=E2=80=9D said President Barack Obama. =E2=80=
=9CStarting
today, we=E2=80=99re making even more government data available online, whi=
ch will
help launch even more new startups.  And we=E2=80=99re making it easier for=
 people
to find the data and use it, so that entrepreneurs can build products and
services we haven=E2=80=99t even imagined yet.=E2=80=9D

Later today, President Obama will meet with entrepreneurs at the Capital
Factory=E2=80=94a startup incubator=E2=80=94who are already leveraging open=
 government data
to create new products and services as part of his new series of Middle
Class Jobs & Opportunity Tours to highlight how a growing, thriving middle
class is critical to America=E2=80=99s economic future.

The American economy has consistently benefited when government data have
been released to entrepreneurs and other innovators.  The public release of
weather data from government satellites and ground stations generated an
entire economic sector that today includes the Weather Channel, commercial
agricultural advisory services, and new insurance options.  Similarly, the
decision by the US Government to make the Global Positioning System (GPS),
once reserved for military use, available for civilian and commercial
access, gave rise to GPS-powered innovations ranging from aircraft
navigation systems to precision farming to location-based apps,
contributing tens of billions of dollars in annual value to the American
economy.

And the Administration=E2=80=99s current Health Data Initiative<
http://www.hhs.gov/open/initiatives/hdi/>, which has opened government-held
data on hospitals, drugs, insurance products, healthcare costs, and more in
machine-readable form, has already contributed to hundreds of new products
and companies that are transforming health care delivery and improving
patient health.  Just yesterday, Medicare published data that for the first
time gives consumers information on what hospitals charge for common
inpatient procedures, signaling a major step forward for hospital price
transparency and accountability.

Along with the Executive Order and Open Data Policy<
http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/omb/memoranda/2013/m-13-13.pd=
f>,
the Administration announced a series of complementary actions:


=C2=B7       A new Data.Gov<http://Data.Gov>.  In the months ahead, 
Data.go=
v,<
http://www.data.gov/> the powerful central hub for open government data,
will launch new services that include improved visualization, mapping
tools, better context to help locate and understand these data, and robust
Application Programming Interface (API) access for developers.


=C2=B7       New open source tools to make data more open and accessible. T=
he US
Chief Information Officer and the US Chief Technology Officer are releasing
free, open source tools on Github, a site that allows communities of
developers to collaboratively develop solutions.  This effort, known as
Project Open Data<http://project-open-data.github.io/>, can accelerate 
the
adoption of open data practices by providing plug-and-play tools and best
practices to help agencies improve the management and release of open data.
 For example, one tool released today automatically converts simple
spreadsheets and databases into APIs for easier consumption by developers.
 Anyone, from government agencies to private citizens to local governments
and for-profit companies, can freely use and adapt these tools starting
immediately.


=C2=B7       Building a 21st century digital government.  As part of the
Administration=E2=80=99s Digital Government Strategy<
http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/omb/egov/digital-government/d=
igital-government.html>
and Open Data Initiatives<
http://www.whitehouse.gov/innovationfellows/open-data-initiatives> in
health, energy, education, public safety, finance, and global development,
agencies have been working to unlock data from the vaults of government,
while continuing to protect privacy and national security.  Newly available
or improved data sets from these initiatives will be released today and
over the coming weeks as part of the one year anniversary of the Digital
Government Strategy.


=C2=B7       Continued engagement with entrepreneurs and innovators to leve=
rage
government data.  The Administration has convened and will continue to
bring together companies, organizations, and civil society for a variety of
summits to highlight how these innovators use open data to positively
impact the public and address important national challenges.  In June,
Federal agencies will participate in the fourth annual Health Datapalooza,
hosted by the nonprofit Health Data Consortium, which will bring together
more than 1,800 entrepreneurs, innovators, clinicians, patient advocates,
and policymakers for information sessions, presentations, and
=E2=80=9Ccode-a-thons=E2=80=9D focused on how the power of data can be harn=
essed to help
save lives and improve healthcare for all Americans.

For more information on open data highlights across government visit:
http://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/eop/ostp/library/docsreports

###

Kevin Herms
Office of Management and Budget
Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs
(202) 395-3099=E2=94=82kherms AT omb.eop.gov<mailto:kherms AT 
omb.eop.gov>



--=20
*Carolina Rossini*
http://carolinarossini.net/
+ 1 6176979389
*carolina.rossini AT gmail.com*
skype: carolrossini
 AT carolinarossini

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Sorry for cross-post/ Begin forwarded message:<br>
<br>
From: &quot;Herms, Kevin W.&quot; &lt;<a 
href=3D"mailto:Kevin_W._Herms AT omb.=
eop.gov" target=3D"_blank">Kevin_W._Herms AT 
omb.eop.gov</a>&lt;mailto:<a href=
=3D"mailto:Herms AT omb.eop.gov" target=3D"_blank">Herms 
AT omb.eop.gov</a>&gt;&g=
t;<br>
<div id=3D":37a">
Date: May 9, 2013, 10:05:56 AM EDT<br>
Subject: OMB/OSTP Open Data Policy<br>
<br>
Hello,<br>
<br>
Please be advised that OMB and OSTP have issued a new policy memo, Open=20
Data Policy =E2=80=93 Managing Information as an Asset (M-13-13). =C2=A0The=
 memo was=20
issued pursuant to a May 9 Executive Order, Making Open and Machine=20
Readable the New Default for Government Information. =C2=A0The memo can be=
=20
found here:<br>
<br>
<a 
href=3D"http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/omb/memoranda/2013=
/m-13-13.pdf" 
target=3D"_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/fil=
es/omb/memoranda/2013/m-13-13.pdf</a><br>
<br>
Below is the White House press release. =C2=A0As always, let me know if you=
 have any questions.<br>
<br>
Thanks,<br>
Kevin<br>
<br>
<br>
THE WHITE HOUSE<br>
Office of the Press Secretary<br>
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE<br>
<span tabindex=3D"0" class=3D"aBn"><span 
class=3D"aQJ">May 9, 2013</span></=
span><br>
<br>
Obama Administration Releases Historic Open Data Rules to Enhance Governmen=
t Efficiency and Fuel Economic Growth<br>
<br>
The Obama Administration today took groundbreaking new steps to make=20
information generated and stored by the Federal Government more open and
 accessible to innovators and the public, to fuel entrepreneurship and=20
economic growth while increasing government transparency and efficiency.<br=
>
<br>
Today=E2=80=99s actions=E2=80=94including an Executive Order signed by the =
President and an Open Data Policy&lt;<a 
href=3D"http://www.whitehouse.gov/s=
ites/default/files/omb/memoranda/2013/m-13-13.pdf" 
target=3D"_blank">http:/=
/www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/omb/memoranda/2013/m-13-13.pdf</a>&=
gt;
 released by the Office of Management and Budget and the Office of=20
Science and Technology Policy=E2=80=94declare that information is a valuabl=
e=20
national asset whose value is multiplied when it is made easily=20
accessible to the public. =C2=A0The Executive Order requires that, going=20
forward, data generated by the government be made available in open,=20
machine-readable formats, while appropriately safeguarding privacy,=20
confidentiality, and security.<br>
<br>
The move will make troves of previously inaccessible or unmanageable=20
data easily available to entrepreneurs, researchers, and others who can=20
use those files to generate new products and services, build businesses,
 and create jobs.<br>
<br>
=E2=80=9COne of the things we=E2=80=99re doing to fuel more private sector =
innovation=20
and discovery is to make vast amounts of America=E2=80=99s data open and ea=
sy to
 access for the first time in history. =C2=A0And talented entrepreneurs are=
=20
doing some pretty amazing things with it,=E2=80=9D said President Barack Ob=
ama.=20
=E2=80=9CStarting today, we=E2=80=99re making even more government data ava=
ilable=20
online, which will help launch even more new startups. =C2=A0And we=E2=80=
=99re making
 it easier for people to find the data and use it, so that entrepreneurs
 can build products and services we haven=E2=80=99t even imagined yet.=E2=
=80=9D<br>
<br>
Later today, President Obama will meet with entrepreneurs at the Capital
 Factory=E2=80=94a startup incubator=E2=80=94who are already leveraging ope=
n government=20
data to create new products and services as part of his new series of=20
Middle Class Jobs &amp; Opportunity Tours to highlight how a growing,=20
thriving middle class is critical to America=E2=80=99s economic 
future.<br>
<br>
The American economy has consistently benefited when government data=20
have been released to entrepreneurs and other innovators. =C2=A0The public=
=20
release of weather data from government satellites and ground stations=20
generated an entire economic sector that today includes the Weather=20
Channel, commercial agricultural advisory services, and new insurance=20
options. =C2=A0Similarly, the decision by the US Government to make the=20
Global Positioning System (GPS), once reserved for military use,=20
available for civilian and commercial access, gave rise to GPS-powered=20
innovations ranging from aircraft navigation systems to precision=20
farming to location-based apps, contributing tens of billions of dollars
 in annual value to the American economy.<br>
<br>
And the Administration=E2=80=99s current Health Data Initiative&lt;<a 
href=
=3D"http://www.hhs.gov/open/initiatives/hdi/" 
target=3D"_blank">http://www.=
hhs.gov/open/initiatives/hdi/</a>&gt;,
 which has opened government-held data on hospitals, drugs, insurance=20
products, healthcare costs, and more in machine-readable form, has=20
already contributed to hundreds of new products and companies that are=20
transforming health care delivery and improving patient health. =C2=A0Just=
=20
yesterday, Medicare published data that for the first time gives=20
consumers information on what hospitals charge for common inpatient=20
procedures, signaling a major step forward for hospital price=20
transparency and accountability.<br>
<br>
Along with the Executive Order and Open Data Policy&lt;<a 
href=3D"http://ww=
w.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/omb/memoranda/2013/m-13-13.pdf" 
target=
=3D"_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/omb/memoranda/201=
3/m-13-13.pdf</a>&gt;, the Administration announced a series of 
complementa=
ry actions:<br>

<br>
<br>
=C2=B7 =C2=A0 =C2=A0 =C2=A0 A new Data.Gov&lt;<a 
href=3D"http://Data.Gov" t=
arget=3D"_blank">http://Data.Gov</a>&gt;. =C2=A0In the 
months ahead, Data.g=
ov,&lt;<a href=3D"http://www.data.gov/" 
target=3D"_blank">http://www.data.g=
ov/</a>&gt;
 the powerful central hub for open government data, will launch new=20
services that include improved visualization, mapping tools, better=20
context to help locate and understand these data, and robust Application
 Programming Interface (API) access for developers.<br>
<br>
<br>
=C2=B7 =C2=A0 =C2=A0 =C2=A0 New open source tools to make data more open an=
d accessible. The
 US Chief Information Officer and the US Chief Technology Officer are=20
releasing free, open source tools on Github, a site that allows=20
communities of developers to collaboratively develop solutions. =C2=A0This=
=20
effort, known as Project Open Data&lt;<a 
href=3D"http://project-open-data.g=
ithub.io/" 
target=3D"_blank">http://project-open-data.github.io/</a>&gt;,
 can accelerate the adoption of open data practices by providing=20
plug-and-play tools and best practices to help agencies improve the=20
management and release of open data. =C2=A0For example, one tool released=
=20
today automatically converts simple spreadsheets and databases into APIs
 for easier consumption by developers. =C2=A0Anyone, from government agenci=
es
 to private citizens to local governments and for-profit companies, can=20
freely use and adapt these tools starting immediately.<br>
<br>
<br>
=C2=B7 =C2=A0 =C2=A0 =C2=A0 Building a 21st century digital government. =C2=
=A0As part of the Administration=E2=80=99s Digital Government 
Strategy&lt;<=
a 
href=3D"http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/omb/egov/digital-go=
vernment/digital-government.html" 
target=3D"_blank">http://www.whitehouse.g=
ov/sites/default/files/omb/egov/digital-government/digital-government.html<=
/a>&gt; and Open Data Initiatives&lt;<a 
href=3D"http://www.whitehouse.gov/i=
nnovationfellows/open-data-initiatives" 
target=3D"_blank">http://www.whiteh=
ouse.gov/innovationfellows/open-data-initiatives</a>&gt;
 in health, energy, education, public safety, finance, and global=20
development, agencies have been working to unlock data from the vaults=20
of government, while continuing to protect privacy and national=20
security. =C2=A0Newly available or improved data sets from these initiative=
s=20
will be released today and over the coming weeks as part of the one year
 anniversary of the Digital Government Strategy.<br>
<br>
<br>
=C2=B7 =C2=A0 =C2=A0 =C2=A0 Continued engagement with entrepreneurs and inn=
ovators to=20
leverage government data. =C2=A0The Administration has convened and will=20
continue to bring together companies, organizations, and civil society=20
for a variety of summits to highlight how these innovators use open data
 to positively impact the public and address important national=20
challenges. =C2=A0In June, Federal agencies will participate in the fourth=
=20
annual Health Datapalooza, hosted by the nonprofit Health Data=20
Consortium, which will bring together more than 1,800 entrepreneurs,=20
innovators, clinicians, patient advocates, and policymakers for=20
information sessions, presentations, and =E2=80=9Ccode-a-thons=E2=80=9D foc=
used on how=20
the power of data can be harnessed to help save lives and improve=20
healthcare for all Americans.<br>
<br>
For more information on open data highlights across government visit: <a hr=
ef=3D"http://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/eop/ostp/library/docsreports=
" 
target=3D"_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/eop/ostp/libra=
ry/docsreports</a><br>

<br>
###<br>
<br>
Kevin Herms<br>
Office of Management and Budget<br>
Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs<br>
<a href=3D"tel:%28202%29%20395-3099" 
value=3D"+12023953099" target=3D"_blan=
k">(202) 395-3099</a>=E2=94=82<a href=3D"mailto:kherms AT 
omb.eop.gov" target=
=3D"_blank">kherms AT omb.eop.gov</a>&lt;mailto:<a 
href=3D"mailto:kherms AT omb.e=
op.gov" target=3D"_blank">kherms AT 
omb.eop.gov</a>&gt;<br>

<br>
</div><br clear=3D"all"><br>-- 
<br><div><b>Carolina Rossini</b>=C2=A0<div><=
div><font color=3D"#3333ff"><a 
href=3D"http://carolinarossini.net/" target=
=3D"_blank">http://carolinarossini.net/</a></font></div><div><font color=3D=
"#666666">+ 1 6176979389</font><br>
<font color=3D"#666666">*</font><a 
href=3D"mailto:carolina.rossini AT gmail.co=
m" style=3D"color:rgb(102,102,102)" 
target=3D"_blank">carolina.rossini AT gmai=
l.com</a><font 
color=3D"#666666">*</font></div></div></div><div><font color=
=3D"#666666">skype: carolrossini</font></div>
<div><font color=3D"#666666"> AT 
carolinarossini</font></div><div><br></div>

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