The Obama Administration is doing a great job making information available to people. They're doing such a great job, in fact, it's hard to keep up with it. Honestly, I've given up trying.
I subscribe to the RSS feed of three White House blogs, all of which update several times a day. The press feed updates a couple dozen times a day, often with complete transcripts of press conferences.
Today they touted their new site, Data.gov, where they offer raw data on stuff like , , , , , , , , .
It's too bad reporters are a dying breed. Maybe bloggers will step up and dig into this stuff. More likely, it'll be folks at universities and think tanks.
I love the White House folks' enthusiasm about the project:
"Democratizing government data will help change how government operates—and give citizens the ability to participate in making government services more effective, accessible, and transparent."
Right on. Hope they're right.