RSS Hits the Big Time (Aaron Swartz’s Raw Thought)

The Obama administration has long put transparency at the centre of public management. See the recent Memo on transparency and FOI as described by William Heath.
Now we see they walk the talk:
Data on grants given by federal agencies should be released as standard RSS or Atom feed, including details of the recipients.
All I can say is that respects 100% the 8 principles of government data, would make people like Jack Thurston very happy, and would score 100% on my method for benchmarking transparency.
Most of all, it shows a concrete application, it sets an example. And provides another good slide for our presentations 🙂 at the workshop.

Hat tip K-Government through Alorza

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