Open Government Data (OGD) Initiatives have been important steps helping to give broader access to administrative data.
But there was some disappointment because OGD didn’t bring up the mass of apps many hoped. And meanwhile big discussions about using Big Data emerged.
Now the US make a step forward going for a Big Data Initiative: President Obama just nominated a Chief Data Scientist in his Office, DJ Patil.
‘Patil’s new role will involve the application of big data to all government areas, but particularly healthcare policy.’ (Source)