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Data Sets

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,

On, three different kinds of Commerce data sets are available:

Department of Commerce (All)

Department/Agency level

Bureau of Economic Analysis

Bureau of Industry and Security

International Trade Administration

National Institute of Standards and Technology

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

National Technical Information Service

National Telecommunication and Information Administration

US Census Bureau

US Patent and Trademark Office

Know a data set that's not already up on Think of way we could make it easier for you to use the data we're collecting? Let us know at and we may include your idea in our upcoming Open Government Plan.