Principles for improving federal transparency

Federal CIO Vivek Kundra identified 10 principles for improving federal transparency in his testimony before a House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform subcommittee. The bullet-list is below. Click here for a fuller explanation of each.

  1. Build end-to-end digital processes
  2. Build once, use often
  3. Tap into golden sources of data
  4. Release machine-readable data and encourage 3rd party applications
  5. Use common data standards
  6. Validate data up front
  7. Release data in real time and preserve for future use
  8. Reduce burden
  9. Protect privacy and security
  10. Provide equal access and incorporate user feedback