Governor Wolf Announces Launch of New Open Data Program

first_img August 22, 2016 Governor Wolf Announces Launch of New Open Data Program   SHARE  TWEET Government That Works,  Open Data,  Press Release,  Results,  Transparency Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Wolf launched OpenDataPA to enhance access to valuable information by creating a central repository to share the commonwealth’s data with the general public. Citizens, researchers, media, and developers can now browse through the first-released datasets at data.pa.gov, the home of OpenDataPA.“Since day one of my administration, I have been committed to making state government more open and transparent,” said Governor Tom Wolf. “That’s why I signed an executive order to release agency data to the public in an open, accessible format, and today, am launching OpenDataPA. One of our most valuable and underutilized resources in state government is data. Our goal is to make data available in order to engage citizens, create economic opportunities for businesses and entrepreneurs, and develop innovative policy solutions that improve program delivery and streamline operations.”OpenDataPA has three main goals:Accountability – OpenDataPA is the next step toward making Pennsylvania government more open to citizens. With the first datasets released, citizens will be able to track the progress of goals related to Governor Wolf’s three governing objectives — Schools That Teach, Jobs the Pay, Government That Works — in an interactive, simple format.Modernization – A vast improvement over the static agency reports of the past, OpenDataPA will both release newly collected datasets and consolidate datasets from other state agency websites to create a one-stop shop for all of the commonwealth’s open data.Innovation – OpenDataPA strives to be a source of innovation for citizens, entrepreneurs, civic developers, researchers, and policy makers who can manipulate the data we will be releasing to discover economic opportunities, create government applications, and make data-driven decisions.OpenDataPA launches with 12 valuable datasets, including information about job creation, school performance, bridges that are being repaired, and more, that relate to Governor Tom Wolf’s Schools That Teach, Jobs That Pay, and Government That Works priorities. In the coming weeks, we will release a performance dashboard that uses these 12 datasets to track Governor Wolf’s performance goals.Future data releases will go beyond performance metrics and include datasets from agencies and program areas across state government. The Wolf Administration is partnering with stakeholders — including the Office of Open Records, colleges and universities, and cities — to identify and prioritize future datasets for publication. There is also an online suggestion form on data.pa.gov for new datasets.In recent years, governments at the federal, state and local levels have adopted open data initiatives to increase transparency to citizens, spur innovation and economic opportunity, and demonstrate the effectiveness of state policies and programs.By making data easily accessible, the Wolf Administration hopes to encourage citizens to become more familiar with how their government is performing, engage with the state’s developer community, and build tools and resources that ultimately make Pennsylvania an even better place to live and work.To explore this data, visit OpenDataPA’s website, data.pa.gov.You can also read the blog post with answers to common questions about open data.center_img Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Kingsbarns confirmed for Voltigeur

first_img “Roger will just check his well-being this weekend before committing him to the race. “He’s had one or two disappoint a little of late so he just wants to make sure. “He’ll probably work on Friday or Saturday and then make a decision. “Roger also has Elkaayed who ran in the Gordon Stakes so he’d have a bit of a line through him. “This looks the right race and he has been in good form since Ascot.” Press Association The Coolmore team have a wealth of talent at their disposal, with Queen’s Vase winner Leading Light another in the running for this St Leger trial. Foundry, Sir Walter Scott and Hall Of Mirrors have also yet to run this term, while Fortify, Kingdom and Plinth are the other O’Brien confirmations. One-time Derby favourite Telescope is in the field, as expected, with Sir Michael Stoute seeking quick compensation following the colt’s eclipse in the Rose of Lancaster Stakes at Haydock last week. Cap O’Rushes won the Gordon Stakes at Goodwood for Godolphin and he is one of two possibles for the owners, along with Secret Number, who finished a close-up fifth in that race. The pair are trained by Charlie Appleby and Saeed bin Suroor respectively. The Gordon third Spillway could try his luck again for Eve Johnson Houghton, while Mutashaded, Nichols Canyon, Royal Skies and Willie The Whipper round out the list of 16 possibles. Roger Varian’s Mutashaded will gallop over the next couple of days before his participation is confirmed. Lightly-raced, he was last seen finishing third behind Hillstar in the King Edward VII Stakes at Royal Ascot on just his third start. Owner Hamdan Al Maktoum’s racing manager Angus Gold said: “The Great Voltigeur has always been the plan. Kingsbarns is an intriguing name among eight Aidan O’Brien-trained contenders in the Neptune Investment Management Great Voltigeur Stakes at York on Wednesday. Last year’s Racing Post Trophy winner, who still holds an entry in the Juddmonte International on the same day, has yet to race this season after suffering a setback when being prepared for a Classic challenge in the spring. O’Brien had planned to work him after racing at the Curragh last Sunday but the quick ground there forced the Ballydoyle trainer to rethink that plan, although he reported the colt in fine form and progressing well. last_img read more

Džumhur in Second Round of Qualifications in Miami

first_imgB&H tennis player Damir Džumhur has qualified for the second round at the ATP tournament Masters Series in Miami, which is being played for the award of 4,7 million dollars.In the first qualifying round, Džumhur beat the 17th American Denis Kudla with 6:3, 6:4.In the second round, the 22 Sarajevo native will play with Andrej Golubev from Kazakhstan, who is number 70 on the ATP list.(Source: Fena)last_img