Single source of truth about government - extend commitment 11 from NAP3

Officials have made good progress on commitment 11 from NAP3: "To release and maintain an authoritative dataset of government organisations as open, machine-readable data to enhance the transparency of government structures to the public.

Government officials in a number of departments have started to implement an ontology relevant to their own operations - MPI, DOC, NZTA/Te Waka Oktahi, IRD, and Archives NZ are five that I am aware of.

This work on onotlogy should be consolidated into a whole of government onotology thatunderpins the release of authoritative datasets.  This will reduce duplication of data across government, increasing data quality and reducing operational costs of maintaining multiple datasets that cover the same data.

It is a natural next step to build on the success of commitment 11 in NAP3.

 

 

 

Why the contribution is important

Reducing duplication of data across government, will increase data quality and reduce operational costs of maintaining multiple datasets that cover the same data.

It will enable analysis of information from across multiple government agencies thus increasing trasparency on a whole of government basis. 

by ljmillar on July 21, 2021 at 12:00PM

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