Open Data Policy
Following up on the Directive issued by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) to increase access to and re-use of publications and data arising from federally funded research, in May 2013 the White House issued an Executive Order requiring designated federal officials* to:
- Issue an Open Data Policy that federal agencies must implement, and
- Provide an online repository of tools and best practices.
The Open Data Policy – Managing Information as an Asset [pdf] was issued in May 2013. Details of the policy are summarized in the Open Data Requirements. The online repository of tools and best practices is available at Project Open Data.
* The Director of the Office of Management and Budget, Chief Information Officer (CIO), Chief Technology Officer (CTO), and Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs.