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News: White House Issues Executive Order, Announces “Landmark Steps To Liberate Open Data”

US-WhiteHouse-Logo-square-72078_490x480[Hat tip to: Aspen Institute Program On Philanthropy And Social Innovation (PSI) and PSI’s Nonprofit Data Project]

Today, President Obama issued an Executive Order — Making Open and Machine Readable the New Default for Government Information

Our take at Markets For Good? It was big news when the President’s FY 2014 Budget was released with a proposal for expanding mandatory e-filing to all tax-exempt organizations. With this Executive Order, it’s great to see the pace continuing en route to fully open data. The importance is not only the accessibility of data, but, rather what we are increasingly being enabled to DO. The sum of all of these new data sets is a living platform for deeper analysis, experimentation and discovery as we attempt to solve tough social problems.

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