Washington – CompTIA, the Computing Technology Industry Association, joins industry leaders in supporting the bipartisan Open, Permanent, Electronic, and Necessary (OPEN) Government Data Act (H.R. 5051). This bill would establish a comprehensive policy across the federal government to ensure that government data is accessible to the public by default.
“Providing access to open government data spurs innovation and enables private industry to create tools and useful resources out of publicly available information,” said Elizabeth Hyman, Executive Vice President, CompTIA. “It is exciting to imagine what will be the next Waze or Zillow. We strongly support the OPEN Government Data Act and hope the House and Senate move quickly on this legislation to ensure federal government’s commitment to open data and allow the United States to remain a world leader on open data.”
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