4. Provide Open Data Public Engagement

Consistent with OMB Memorandum M-13-13, Open Data Policy—Managing Information as an Asset, agencies must disseminate information to the public, structured in a way that enables the data to be fully discoverable and usable.10 Open and publicly accessible data can increase public participation in government, promote transparency and accountability, and increase government operations’ efficiency and effectiveness.

A. Agencies must provide a machine-readable Public Data Listing at www.[agency].gov/data.json in accordance with the Project Open Data metadata schema and a human-readable Public Data Listing at www.[agency].gov/data. 11

B. Agencies must provide a continually updated Data Publication Process at www.[agency].gov/digitalstrategy. 12

C. Agencies must provide a public two-way feedback mechanism available via www.[agency].gov/data.

D. Agencies must provide their existing and new web APIs and relevant open source documentation at www.[agency].gov/developer.


10: http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/omb/memoranda/2013/m-13-13.pdf

11: https://project-open-data.cio.gov/

12:This refers to section 3(d) of OMB Memorandum M-13-13, Open Data Policy.