NYU Tandon teams up with Columbia on GovLab project

The open data effort seeks to make government datasets more accessible.

How are the companies of the country using the thousands and thousands of datasets made available by the United States government?

That’s the question behind a new project from NYU Tandon’s GovLab. According to GovLab, the federal government publishes upwards of 130,000 datasets on data as diverse in scope as the U.S. Government is. Judging by how much time and expense companies routinely invest in marketing, analytics and research, it’s fair to assume that the amount of info contained in these datasets is worth quite a bit.

And they’re all free!

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