Jackson, Miss., becomes first What Works city to sign executive order on open data

In a huge step forward for transparency in the city of Jackson, Miss., Mayor Tony Yarber has today signed an executive order that will create an open data policy and establish a powerful commitment to government openness.

Making key datasets available to the public is a crucial part of Jackson's commitment to the What Works Cities initiative, a three-year program to help local governments across the nation use data and evidence to improve their residents' lives. Jackson, among the first round of cities selected for What Works Cities, is the first in the program to sign an executive order on open data.  Continue>>>