Gregory Reams, leader of the U.S. Forest Service’s Forest Inventory and Analysis program, said that the open data sets his office makes available are unlikely to suffer the same fate as the animal welfare documents that disappeared from the Department of Agriculture website. “It’s been supported for 80 years and used by a wide constituency,” Reams said at Esri’s FedGIS conference.






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Can he really do that? The Federal records management regulations prohibit President Donald Trump from making climate change data disappear, despite the order to take down part of the website.






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The Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs created a smartphone app that contains the status of agency regulatory actions. The app, RegInfo Mobile, is based on the website RegInfo.gov.






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Ninety percent of policymakers, open data experts, and private sector leaders believe that the standardization and publication of government data relating to their field has improved to at least some extent over the last few years, according a report from the Data Foundation and Grant Thornton.






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