New York has some of the best open data and transparency websites in the United States, probably the world. The state has made rapid progress using technology to get information about what it does and what it knows available to the public. However, “open government” remains the exception, and the vast bulk of state digital information that could be open is not.
Reinvent Albany recently prepared a short report on open government practices at fourteen state agencies. We will write in more detail about what we found in forthcoming posts. But here’s a sneak preview of “Opening New York .”