GPS is a multi-use system owned by the United States Government and paid for by the U.S. taxpayer. The outstanding performance of GPS over decades has earned the confidence of millions of civil and military users worldwide.
The National Weather Service provides weather, water, and climate data, forecasts and warnings.
The United States Census Bureau serves as the leading source of quality data about the nation’s people and economy. Every 10 years, the Bureau collects a detailed population and housing census. Every 5 years, the Bureau profiles national and local economies.
Independent and impartial energy information from the The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), is designed to promote sound policy making, efficient markets, and public understanding of energy and it’s interaction with the economy and the environment. These datasets are becoming increasingly available through APIs and other web services.
Launched in December 2011, the Green Button is a White House-launched, industry-led initiative that empowers homeowners and businesses to download an electronic copy of their own utility bill in a secure manner.This Green Button can then be provided to value-adding service providers that can lower energy bills, improve energy efficiency, and protect the environment. As of October, utilities had made commitments to provide the Green Button to over 36 million Americans.
Comprehensive product lists, vendors, and detailed models on product life energy consumption.
Energy Star is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy helping us all save money and protect the environment through energy efficient products and practices.
Results are already adding up. Americans, with the help of Energy Star, saved enough energy in 2010 alone to avoid greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to those from 33 million cars — all while saving nearly $18 billion on their utility bills. Open data includes comprehensive product lists, vendors, and detailed models on product life energy consumption.
Great car-generated data and information to build innovative applications and services on.
All vehicles made in America after 1996 have an Onboard Diagnostic port (OBD-II) under the steering wheel. Originally designed to measure gaseous emissions, this open hardware transmits many other streams of live data (e.g. brake position, steering wheel position, door open, dashboard warning lights, etc). The potential for innovation is huge in terms of improving safety and fuel efficiency.
The National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) has a portfolio of computer technologies to assist with the planning, modeling, development and operation of solar energy systems. These free tools are designed for both enthusiasts and industry professionals and have valuable embedded data such as weather, pricing, and performance benchmarks.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) works with industry and state partners to publish press releases and other public notices about recalls that may potentially present a significant or serious risk to the consumer or user of the product. This data can include the brand, product description, reason, company and a photo of the product.
Quality and performance of health plans that offer Medicare.
Explore quality of care data for over 4,000 hospitals in the U.S.
Hospital Compare is part of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Quality Initiative. The Hospital Quality Initiative uses a variety of tools to help stimulate and support improvements in the quality of care delivered by hospitals. The intent is to help improve hospitals’ quality of care by distributing objective, easy to understand data on hospital performance, and quality information from consumer perspectives.
The is a publicly available database that contains information on the quality and performance of health plans that offer Medicare Part C and Part D services. This Plan ratings data is intended to help people with Medicare choose a Medicare Advantage plan. This also uses plan ratings for oversight and monitoring purposes to ensure plan quality. Medicare Advantage plans are rated on measures including, prevention, timeliness of care, chronic condition management, plan responsiveness, and appeals. Prescription drug plans are rated on criteria such as customer service, complaints, drug pricing and patient safety, and member experience
CDC WONDER stands for “Wide-ranging Online Data for Epidemiologic Research”. It is an easy-to-use, menu-driven system that makes the information resources of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) available to public health professionals and the public at large. It provides access to a wide array of CDC health information.
With CDC WONDER you can: (1) Access statistical research data published by CDC, as well as reference materials, reports and guidelines on health-related topics; and (2) Query numeric datasets on CDC’s computers, via “fill-in-the blank” web pages. Public-use datasets about mortality (deaths), cancer incidence, HIV and AIDS, tuberculosis, vaccinations, natality (births), census data and many other topics are available for query, and the requested data are readily summarized and analyzed, with dynamically calculated statistics, charts and maps.
Registry and results database of publicly and privately supported clinical studies of human participants.
ClinicalTrials.gov is a registry and results database of publicly and privately supported clinical studies of human participants conducted around the world.
The Health Indicators Warehouse is the data hub of a collaborative effort among government and non-government partners to establish a network of suppliers and demanders of community health data, indicators, and interventions. It’s purpose is to help Americans understand health and health care system performance in their communities, thereby sparking and facilitating action to improve performance and value.
Learn how the individuals are using Blue Button to structure and connect their patient health information securely to approved third party applications.
Blue Button is a collaborative Federal effort led by the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Veterans Affairs to ensure everyone across the country gets access to their medical records privately and securely. By clicking on a Blue Button icon, patients can get their personal health information in an electronic format - a service that has not been available to most people until very recently. Because of Blue Button, over 1 million Americans have already downloaded their health records from their medical providers and insurance companies, and the number is expected to increase dramatically in the near future.
Recognizing learning wherever it happens.
Giving learners access to their personal learning profile.
Open Badges is an innovative infrastructure that allows colleges and industry organizations to award micro-credentials (badges) to students who demonstrate proficiency in specific competencies. A student may earn a particular competency badge by demonstrating prior experience, or by participating in courses or informal learning experiences. Because the technology behind the badges is open, a learner can collect badges from any number of different organizations and showcase them in one single place.
The MyData Initiative seeks for every student (or parent of an underage student) to have access to his or her own academic data in a machine-readable format. This is possible through the participation of schools and software developers who enable students to download their own data to create a personal learning profile that they can keep with them throughout their learning career. In addition, developers are encouraged to created customized services and tools for students based on the information available in their personal learning profile.
The Learning Registry is a new way to identify and find educational resources online. Content creators, teachers, or everyday Internet browsers can add content to the registry, tagging it according to quality, keyword, and/or alignment to common core standards. As this information is collected, the most effective resources on particular topics bubble to the top, allowing teachers to find effective course supplements (or even entire courses) with minimal time and effort.
Brokers of Expertise
Brokers of Expertise helps California teachers find effective online course material and seamlessly incorporate it into their lesson planning.
Utah Education Network
The Utah Education Network empowers Utah teachers in finding, rating, and sharing the best online learning resources for their students.
Shared Learning Collaborative
The Shared Learning Collaborative seamlessly integrates the Learning Registry into the set of shared technology services across nine states.
The Common Education Data Standards provide a common data dictionary for P-20, an integrated integrated education system that extends from pre-school through higher education. Standard data definitions help ensure that data shared across institutions are consistent and comparable. This, in turn, will make it easier for states to learn how students fare as they move across institutions, state lines, and school levels.
Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDs) includes information from every college, university, and technical and vocational institution that participates in the federal student financial aid programs. Datasets include year-over-year enrollments, program completions, graduation rates, faculty and staff, finances, institutional prices, and student financial aid.
Protecting the public from unreasonable risk of serious injury or death by providing information.
Protecting the public from risk of injury or death by providing information on dangerous natural events.
Public company financial statements and mutual fund information data.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) oversees an investor disclosure system to protect investors, maintain fair, orderly, and efficient markets, and facilitate capital formation. The SEC releases two major datasets related to this disclosure system: public company financial statements and mutual fund fee, risk, and return information.
Consumer complaint data from the Financial Protection Bureau.
Student aid programs information, including student loan rates.
The Consumer Complaint Database contains data from the consumer credit card complaints received by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). The database contains over 15,000 anonymized complaints as of December 2012 and is refreshed daily. Data available about each complaint includes the name of the credit card provider, the type of complaint (over 30 different categories), the date, the zip code, and other information. The CFPB does not verify the accuracy of all facts alleged in the complaints, but takes steps to confirm a commercial relationship between the consumer and the identified company.
The Department of Education’s Office of Federal Student Aid delivers aid to students, including through federal loan, grant, and work-study programs. There is extensive data available related to these programs, including information about over 6,000 individual colleges and postsecondary institutions. For example, there is data available on cohort federal student loan default rates by school, lender, state, and institution type.
Information about the operations, funding, and investments of approximately 800,000 401(k) and other retirement and employee benefit plans.
The Form 5500 Annual Report is the primary source of information about the operations, funding, and investments of about 800,000 401(k) plans and other employer-sponsored retirement and welfare benefit plans across the United States. This report is jointly developed by the Department of Labor, the Internal Revenue Service, and the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation.
BrightScope compiles data about the retirement plan market from numerous sources, including Form 5500 data from the Department of Labor and disclosure data from the SEC, and uses this data to rate 401(k) and 403(b) plans across quantitative metrics. BrightScope also gathers data about financial advisors from the SEC, FINRA, and state insurance departments.
There is extensive data available about banks and other financial institutions, such as credit unions. For example, the FDIC Institution Directory is a directory of all FDIC-insured institutions, such as locations, operating status, and key financial information. The FFIEC Central Data Repository provides free financial and structural information for most FDIC-insured institutions in tagged, interactive data formats.
The Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) program has collected, analyzed, and disseminated accurate and representative data on population, health, HIV, and nutrition through more than 300 surveys in over 90 countries. These surveys cover AIDS indicators, gender, Malaria indicators, youth, family planning, health facility provisions, benchmarking surveys, key indicators, geographic details, and qualitative interviews. Accessible under STATcompiler.
Geographic location, sector data, and default rates for loans backed by the Development Credit Authority across the developing world.
Whether it’s getting working capital to promising entrepreneurs or input financing to small farmers, Development Credit Authority (DCA) seeks to prove the commercial viability of underserved markets so that lending and investment continues after we exit. Through DCA, more than 300 transactions between financial institutions and USAID have made up to $2.3 billion in private financing available for more than 100,000 entrepreneurs around the world.
Foreign assistance expenditures and funding for federal programs at work around the globe.
These data are U.S economic and military assistance by country from 1946 to 2010. This is the authoritative dataset of U.S. foreign assistance. The dataset is used to report U.S foreign assistance to Congress as required by the Foreign Assistance Act, Section 634.
Market price data, production data, weather data, and land use data used to predict famine.
The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) is a USAID-funded activity that collaborates with international, regional and national partners to provide timely and rigorous early warning and vulnerability information on emerging and evolving food security issues. FEWS NET professionals in the Africa, Central America, Haiti, Afghanistan and the United States monitor and analyze relevant data and information in terms of its impacts on livelihoods and markets to identify potential threats to food security.
Data used to determine counties eligibility for various forms of federal assistance.
For a country to be selected as eligible for a Millennium Challenge Corporation MCC assistance program, it must demonstrate a commitment to just and democratic governance, investments in its people, and economic freedom as measured by different policy indicators. This dataset contains source data as well as MCC country indicators for FY13, including historical trend for five years.