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The Obama administration launched Data.gov in 2009. The aim was to grant access of open government data to researchers, developers, and the public. The central hub for data from federal agencies was the purpose of designing the website. The ease of finding and using government data is increased for users through this. Since being launched, Data.gov has evolved with better search functionality, user interface, and data management tools.

The promotion of government transparency and support for data-driven decision-making have made Data Gov newsworthy on several occasions. Occasionally, individuals have criticized the website for providing inaccurate or poor-quality data.

Users can access government data through a variety of data management tools, search functionality, and APIs that are part of Data Gov’s complex infrastructure. Among the APIs that Data.gov offers are:

  • On Data.gov, accessing metadata such as descriptions, tags and download links for all datasets is facilitated by its Catalog API.
  • By means of the CKAN platform, users can seek out and obtain access to datasets available on the Data Gov API.
  • The Geospatial API from Data.gov allows access to geospatial data and associated tools like geocoding and reverse geocoding.

The API performance of Data.gov is critical as numerous users depend on its data and resources. Tracking API performance closely, the organization works to improve its efficiency while minimizing downtime.

As handling sensitive data is involved, Data Gov also gives importance to security a top priority. The organization has taken steps to secure its data and systems by employing various security protocols like encryption, accessibility restrictions, and frequent security checks. Incidents involving the compromise of personal information and government operations details have occurred on Data.gov several times in recent years due to various high-profile data breaches.

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