From March through June 2016, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and the nonprofit Center for Open Data Enterprise ran a series of four Open Data Roundtables. These events brought together a total of 290 experts from inside and outside of government.
The next administration's task will be to solidify the gains that have already been made, shape a new vision for a data-driven democracy, and ensure that the leadership and resources are there to make that vision a reality.
Lawmakers voted against publicly releasing informative, taxpayer-funded reports.
The future of government contracting is open. Paper-based, fraud-prone systems make precarious foundations for a 21st century economy.
Both Congress and the tech community can learn a thing or two from each other. Taking a page from innovative industries can radically transform the way elected officials represent their constituencies and change the way policy gets made.