OSTI-hosted DOE datasets, tools now in Data.gov
As part of the Administration-wide Open Gov Initiative, Secretary Chu announced that the Department of Energy is contributing various tools and data sets for the National Assets program being undertaken by a group of six departments and agencies across the federal government. The DOE datasets included are hosted by the DOE Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI). OSTI develops and manages these as part of its DOE program mission. OSTI widgets and RSS feeds are also accessible through the National Assets program. According to the DOE press release, by making information from multiple agencies available in RSS and XML feeds on www.data.gov, the National Assets program will increase access to information on publicly-funded technologies that are available for license, opportunities for federal funding and partnerships, and potential private-sector partners. This information will help innovators find the information they need and receive real-time updates, which can fuel entrepreneurial momentum, create new jobs, and strengthen economic growth. The agencies include the National Institutes of Health and Food and Drug Administration in the Department of Health and Human Services; the Agricultural Research Service in the Department of Agriculture; the National Institute of Standards and Technology in the Department of Commerce; the Department of Energy; and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.