This case represents the logic underlying implementation and execution Data.gov, an instantiation of President Obama’s initiative for transparency and open government. The process to develop quickly by Vivek Kundra, the federal CIO and his team and to make the website available to high-quality data sets for reuse is highlighted. The case tells Kundra experience at the state and local levels in developing countries open data initiatives and the application of these experiences go into the Federal … Read more »

This case represents the logic underlying implementation and execution Data.gov, an instantiation of President Obama’s initiative for transparency and open government. The process to develop quickly by Vivek Kundra, the federal CIO and his team and to make the website available to high-quality data sets for reuse is highlighted. The case tells Kundra experience at the state and local levels in developing countries open data initiatives and the application of this experience to the federal government. The case demonstrates the benefits of government data available in relation to the two concerned citizens and the potential for new innovations from the private sector. Potential disadvantages of open access, including security and privacy issues presented. Issues related to the role of government in the release of data and the balance between accountability and private sector innovation. Explore
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Karim R. Lakhani,
Robert D. Austin,
Yumi Yi
Source: Harvard Business School
20 pages.
Release date: 07 May 2010. Prod #: 610075-PDF-ENG
Data.gov HBR case solution

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