NASCIO joins open government effort

Chief information officers group will promote data standards

The National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) will work with Federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra and other federal officials to develop data standards to make state government information more easily accessible to the public, the association announced today.

The project will be modeled after Data.gov, the federal initiative to provide easier access to government data, according to the association. The Office of Management and Budget, and the General Services Administration will also participate in the project.

Under the project, the organizations intend to promote developing public data catalogs and adopting standard naming conventions and metadata standards.

In a conference call on June 18 with state CIOs, Kundra said the federal government wants to work with state and local governments to turn President Barack Obama’s open-government initiatives into a national movement, according to NASCIO.

About the Author

Doug Beizer is a staff writer for Federal Computer Week.

Featured

  • Cybersecurity
    malware detection (Alexander Yakimov/Shutterstock.com)

    Microsoft targets copycat influence websites

    Microsoft went to court to take down websites it believes to be part of a foreign intelligence operation targeting conservative think tanks and the U.S. Senate.

  • Cybersecurity
    secure network

    FAA explores shifting its network to FISMA high

    The Federal Aviation Administration is exploring an upgrade to the information security categorization of IT systems as part of air traffic control modernization.

  • Cybersecurity
    Shutterstock photo id 669226093 By Gorodenkoff

    The disinformation game

    The federal government is poised to bring new tools and strategies to bear in the fight against foreign-backed online disinformation campaigns, but how and when they choose to act could have ramifications on the U.S. political ecosystem.

Stay Connected

FCW Update

Sign up for our newsletter.

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.