Unlocking public access to government data is a critical component of the President's Open Government Initiative because of the role it can play in driving
innovation by tapping into the ingenuity of the American people;
increasing agency accountability; and changing the default setting of
Washington to be open, transparent and participatory.
From the inches of rainfall measured by NOAA's
National Weather Service to the complex portrait of our nation completed
every ten years by the U.S. Census Bureau, data collection
and the public dissemination of that information has played a critical role at
the Department of Commerce since its founding. That legacy is why we're
fully committed to making our datasets more accessible to regular citizens and
developers using the government-wide effort, Data.gov.
On Data.gov, three different kinds of Commerce data sets are available:
Department of Commerce (All)
Bureau of Economic Analysis
Bureau of Industry and
National Institute of
Standards and Technology
National Oceanic and
and Information Administration
US Census Bureau
US Patent and Trademark
Know a data set that's not already up on Data.gov? Think of way we could make it easier for you to use the data we're collecting? Let us know at OpenCommerce.IdeaScale.com and we may include your idea in our upcoming Open Government Plan.