Cuomo Launches Open Data Initiative
Written By: Candice Cole
ALBANY---(WENY) Governor Andrew Cuomo has launched a new initiative to make it easier for the public to gain access to information. On Monday, Cuomo launched www.open.ny.gov. It's a new data transparency website aimed at giving the public user-friendly, one-stop access to information from state agencies, localities and the federal government. The new site was unveiled as part of Sunshine Week, a nationwide effort to raise the importance of open government.
Cuomo also issued an Executive Order directing agencies, for the first time, to review and catalogue data and make it available to the public on the site.