District Open Data Policy

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Implement open data policy (Jan 2017) to ensure robust public access to DC government data along with a new position, “Chief Data Officer” for DC (hired in 2016). Develop District data inventory/integrated data assets directory and use it to help advance entrepreneurship in the smart cities and government technology field.

Progress Updates:

March 2018: OCTO released the Enterprise Dataset Inventory (EDI), an inventory of all DC government agency data.

May 2017: Mayor Bowser announced DC Government’s new Data Policy.  Under the new Data Policy, District agency data will be open to the public by default to the fullest extent consistent with safety, privacy, and security.  Check out hundreds of DC government datasets at Open Data DC.

  • Timeline: in-progress
  • Lead and key partners: Office of the Chief Technology Officer (OCTO)
  • Related core sectors: higher education, technology
  • Related opportunity areas: smart cities and civic solutions, data science and analytics
  • Related action areas: space and supports