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As a priority Open Government Initiative for President Obama's administration, increases the ability of the public to easily find, download, and use datasets that are generated and held by the Federal Government. provides descriptions of the Federal datasets (metadata), information about how to access the datasets, and tools that leverage government datasets. The data catalogs will continue to grow as datasets are added. Federal, Executive Branch data are included in the first version of

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Contents of Data

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Listed "catalog" content include data on:

  • Births, Deaths, Marriages, and Divorces
  • Business Enterprise
  • Construction and Housing
  • Education
  • Energy and Utilities
  • Federal Government Finances and Employment
  • Geography and Environment
  • Health and Nutrition
  • Income, Expenditures, Poverty, and Wealth
  • International Statistics
  • Labor Force, Employment, and Earnings
  • Law Enforcement, Courts, and Prisons
  • National Security and Veterans Affairs
  • Other
  • Population
  • Prices
  • Science and Technology
  • Social Insurance and Human Services
  • Transportation

There is also a separate Geodata catalog:

  • Biology and Ecology
  • Administrative and Political Boundaries
  • Atmospheric and Climatic
  • Business and Economic
  • Elevation and Derived Products
  • Environment and Conservation
  • Agriculture and Farming
  • Geological and Geophysical
  • Human Health and Disease
  • Imagery and Base Maps
  • Inland Water Resources
  • Military
  • Locations and Geodetic Networks
  • Oceans and Estuaries
  • Cadastral
  • Cultural, Society, and Demographics
  • Facilities and Structures
  • Transportation Networks
  • Utilities and Communication