Shows & Panels
Shows & Panels
- The 2014 Big Picture on Cyber Security
- AFCEA Answers
- American Readiness: Renewable Power and Efficiency Technologies
- Ask the CIO
- Building the Hybrid Cloud
- Connected Government: How to Build and Procure Network Services for the Future
- Continuing Diagnostics and Mitigation: Discussion of Progress and Next Steps
- Delivering the Digital Government Mission
- Federal Executive Forum
- Federal News Radio's National Cyber Security Awareness Month Special Panel Discussion
- Federal Tech Talk
- The Future of Government Data Centers
- The Future of IT: How CIOs Can Enable the Service-Oriented Enterprise
- Government Perspectives on Mobility and the Cloud
- The Intersection: Where Technology Meets Transformation
- Maximizing ROI Through Data Center Consolidation
- Mitigating Insider Threats in Virtual & Cloud Environments
- Modern Mission Critical Series
- The New Generation of Database
- Reimagining the Next Generation of Government
- Targeting Advanced Threats: Proven Methods from Detection through Remediation
- Transformative Technology: Desktop Virtualization in Government
- The Truth About IT Opex and Software Defined Networking
- Air Traffic Management Transformation Report
- Cloud First Report
- General Dynamics IT Enterprise Center
- Gov Cloud Minute
- Government in Technology Series
- Homeland Security Cybersecurity Market Report
- National Cybersecurity Awareness Month
- Technology Insights
- The Cyber Security Report
- The Next Generation Cyber Security Experts
Shows & Panels
Open gov creates need for 'data curators'
Tuesday - 11/16/2010, 1:51pm EST
The push to put more government data online has increased transparency and the need for "data curators."
The public will rely on programmers, computer scientists and others who can make sense of the massive amounts of data now available to them through sites such as www.data.gov, The New York Times reports.
The three-day International Open Government Data Conference that began Monday features some examples of how companies are taking raw government data and presenting them in easy-to-understand, visual ways.
One of those companies, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, created a wiki that showcases data curation. RPI has created interactive maps showing smoking rates, types of campaign contributions and ozone levels. Most of the data came from data.gov.
Government must be more than a set of documents and data sets, Tim O'Reilly writes in the O'Reilly Radar. Instead, government must become "a first class player in the emerging Internet data operating system." In other words, how can government makes this data relevant to people's daily lives?
Government can take a lesson from the private sector by taking advantage of open source. Especially in times of a budget deficit, the idea to offer a platform and allow users to build applications is "surprisingly relevant" to government, O'Reilly writes.
Already, as government opens its data to the public, we are seeing an "explosion of innovation," O'Reilly writes.
Click here to follow the International Open Government Data Conference on Twitter.
This story is part of our daily DorobekINSIDER Must Reads. Be sure to check out the full list of stories.