More data for New JErsey and a great move for OpenData and OpenGov...
Signed into law Monday, a New Jersey Open Data Initiative
requires state agencies to either provide datasets to the state's chief
data officer for publication on a central data portal or to publish
data on their respective websites.
The state already operates an open data portal,
but the new legislation requires the CDO to establish and enforce
rigorous standards and best practices for data formatting, sharing and
frequency of updates that are expected to bring new depths of maturity
to what have so far been ad-hoc efforts. The legislation signed by Gov.
Chris Christie also formalizes an operational role held by deputy chief
technology officer Liz Rowe, who is now officially the state's chief