UK: Cabinet Office driving Open Data (including procrurement in local authorities)

Kudos to the Cabinet Office making sure they ask for input from the public on which datasets should be made open.  Would love to see them guide a bit more and there is some great work that Harvard’s Kennedy School has done on different types of transparency and which ones are the most powerful and effective.

Also glad to see that Local government procurement data is going out on the site.  It is a few steps away from citizens have a full view of the costs of government in the UK so that they can make a fully informed decision on the nature of their government, costs and any investments that are sorely needed to support the citizens of the UK.

UK Cabinet Office Government 2.0 and Open Government

UK Cabinet Office makes Government Data into Open Government Data

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