As the appropriations process gears up on Capitol Hill, government officials, advocates, and journalists are making the case for preserving public data.
- U.S. Census Director John H. Thompson wrote a guest blog entry for ESA called Measuring our economy—200 years and still counting.
- Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker submitted an op-ed to Forbes, The economic magic of US government data.
- Travis Korte over at the Center for Data Innovation picked up on APDU’s call for modernizing the BLS budget and highlighted What Big Data can do for national statistics.
- Daniel Schuman and Zach Graves team up in The Hill to call for a more open and comprehensive system of public data to make Congress more accountable.
- Catherine Rampell, who earlier this year moved from the New York Times to the Washington Post, wrote an opinion piece, “Big Data” needs a helping hand in Washington, providing an overview of the near-sighted trend of trimming government statistical programs for slim budget savings.