Patent office’s open data efforts detailed in new report
April 17, 2015
As the U.S. patent office has been working to boost its open data offerings, a new report offers a look at where the agency currently stands.
David Stegon was a staff reporter for FedScoop and StateScoop from 2011-2014.
The government’s biggest challenge when it comes to open government and citizen engagement is not finding organization data to publish, but organizing it in exciting ways that are also instantly usable, GSA Associate Administrator for the Office of Citizen Services & Innovative Technologies Dave McClure said at Wednesday’s FedScoop Citizen Engagement & Open Government Summit at the Newseum.
“Information is now self-service oriented,” McClure said, “and the user wants information in as close to real-time as possible along with the tools to manipulate it, so our job is to give that to them.”
More highlights from McClure’s keynote address: