The Smithsonian held its first ever hackathon, helping the American Art Museum reimagine the digital kiosks at the Luce Center, resulting in visionary short films and working prototypes. This led to the Smithsonian American Art Museum participating in the US Open Data Action Plan with an open API on its roadmap.
Millions of Americans can get easy, secure online access to their health records thanks to “Blue Button”. Initially developed as a Round 1 PIFMProject to allow veterans access to their health records. The program was expanded this year at Health and Human Services (HHS).
Data.gov provides access to over 100,000 federal data sets. Like many PIF projects, the source code of this federated data portal was developed from its inception as an open source project, as well as leveraging other open source code to accelerate development.