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What if everything was this transparent?

Government works better with well informed constituents. In many cases, formal requests are required to get government spending details. We want to eliminate the need for these requests, by putting government finances online.
Today, many federal, state, and local governments are lacking quality public financial data. See our report. Just in the US states, our governments are trillions in debt with little public awareness. See the report. To publish the complex web of interconnected financial systems, we need collaborative data standards for data-driven decision making. See the report. A modern government is transparent with online finances.
We are a group of government, technology, and policy advocates working together. The Open Data Initiative exists to advance government financial transparency. Through resources, partners, and events, we inform the public and the government on the best open data solutions available.

GOVERNMENT CHECKLISTS

OPEN DATA RESOURCES

Cities Open Data Legislation
States Government Open Data Portals
US Federal Open Data Platforms
Policy Organizations
Universities
Commercial Companies

Upcoming events

27 April 2018, American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). We will be discussing with legislators and staff next steps on open data implementation and legislation
23 May 2018, Ohio Data Demo Day. Expect notable government and policy speakers discussing how the Office of the Ohio Treasurer set a national race for greater transparency.
30 May - 01 June 2018, Seventh Code for America Summit. 2018's Summit will tackle big problems. Join the changemakers who work together across silos, jurisdictions, and sectors to deliver government that works in a digital age.
14-15 July 2018, The Community Leadership Summit 2018 brings together community leaders, organizers and managers and the projects and organizations that are interested in growing and empowering a strong community.
16-19 July 2018, 20th Open Source Convention (OSCON). OSCON has been ground zero of the open source movement. In its 20th year, OSCON continues to be the catalyst for innovation and success for companies.