MACS is happy to join more than 80 organizations in signing on to a letter in support the Open Government Data Act. This bill, which unanimously passed the U.S. Senate in 2016, would establish a comprehensive policy across the federal government to ensure that government data is accessible to the public by default.
The OPEN Government Data Act would require federal agencies to publish government data in machinereadable
and open formats and use open licenses. In addition, it would direct agencies to support
innovative uses of government data, adopt consistent data practices across government, and develop
best practices for open data
Click here to read the full letter.