Skip to comments.Government posting wealth of data to Internet (Hussein's birth certificate not included)
Posted on 01/22/2010 4:27:32 PM PST by Libloather
Government posting wealth of data to Internet
By PETE YOST, Associated Press Writer
Fri Jan 22, 2:28 pm ET
WASHINGTON The Obama administration on Friday is posting to the Internet a wealth of government data from all Cabinet-level departments, on topics ranging from child car seats to Medicare services.
The mountain of newly available information comes a year and a day after President Barack Obama promised on his first full day on the job an open, transparent government.
Under a Dec. 8 White House directive, each department must post online at least three collections of "high-value" government data that never have been previously disclosed.
The Transportation Department will post ratings for 2,400 lines of tires for consumer safety based on tire tread wear, traction performance and temperature resistance. The Labor Department will release the names of 80,000 workplaces where injuries and illness have occurred over the past 10 years.
The Medicare database has previously been available for a fee of $100 on CD ROM. Under the Obama initiative, it can be downloaded free, providing detailed breakdowns of payments for Medicare services. The Medicare data will be sortable by the type of medical service provided.
All the new data collections will be added to the government's Web site, data.gov.
Required to release the three new data sets are the departments of State, Treasury, Defense, Justice, Interior, Agriculture, Commerce, Labor, Health and Human Services, Housing and Urban Development, Transportation, Energy, Education, Veterans Affairs, Homeland Security and the Environmental Protection Agency, the offices of the U.S. Trade Representative and the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and the Council of Economic Advisers.
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Wonder what they are hiding in plain sight.
The phrase “Baffle them with BS” was in vogue 30 years ago. Not sure if releasing a bunch of mundane data qualifies for such a phrase.
I wonder if, when Obama becomes a millstone around the neck of the progressives (any week now,) the shot-callers finally throw in the towel and leak the evidence that would make his presidency illegal. (Check my tagline.)
That would make Joe Biden President. Then, where the hell would we be.
One step away from President Nancy Pelosi is where...
I'm no Constitutional scholar, but I'm not sure that the normal succession rules would be in place. Wouldn't John McCain be the legitimate presidential 2008 candidate who received the most votes?
If the President should die or otherwise become unable to perform his duties, the Vice President shall advance to the office.
Moreover, Biden also has the advantage of being elected. McCain does not.