Energy harnessing data to push app development

Tuesday - 2/28/2012, 10:43am EST

Cammie Croft, director of new media, Energy

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The Energy Department is moving forward with plans to beef up the way it feeds information to a web-connected United States. Agency leaders want to increase the use of application programming interfaces or APIs. Those tools make it easier for developers to put Energy information on websites and in mobile apps.

Cammie Croft, the department's director of new media, tells The Federal Drive with Tom Temin about some of the datasets available to developers and apps that have been created.