Budget Cuts = Data Cuts?


Open .gov sites have come a long way since the SEC EDGAR days.

Data.gov was a huge step towards open government. . The current budget crisis may leave any new open government/Data.gov initiatives on the chopping block.

However, in the next few months, Data.gov, along with a number of other data-related sites of the government such as USAspending.gov and Apps.gov, are slated to be shut down due to budget cuts. The current annual budget of $37 million will be reduced to $2 million.

via Data.gov in crisis: the open data movement is bigger than just one site | Nathan Yau | News | guardian.co.uk.

In the meantime, open .gov sites like the new FCC.gov are being rolled out.