How Government Data is at Risk

Open data advocates and former government employees have concerns about the fate of open government data, given budget and staffing cuts and the politicization of science and health care policy.

At a Feb. 27 event hosted by the nonprofit Information Technology and Innovation Foundation's Center for Data Innovation, Paul Farber, the managing director of the University of Pennsylvania's Program in the Environmental Humanities, characterized the federal stances on data to date as "a mixed bag."


Katie Easton