APIs are at the heart of a new initiative aimed at giving the U.S. government the agility and flexibility needed to serve today’s citizens, communities and businesses. The White House’s General Services Administration (GSA) has established “18F,” a new department aimed at providing open source tools and demonstrating new ways of working with entrepreneurs and innovators to deliver digital services to government agencies, businesses and citizens.
18F APIs (2)
||The FBOpen API is designed to help small businesses find opportunities to work with the U.S. government. Currently, the API allows users to search the contents of FedBizOpps and Grants.gov. Soon, the...||Semantic Web||04.04.2014|
||NOTE -- as of August 2006 it looks like this service is shutdown. From the site: With the web services interface, you can plug Tagyu into your own programs. Add tag suggestions to your favorite...||Classification||10.29.2005|
Often viewed as a technological laggard, the US Government is breaking the mold when it comes to APIs. Few, if any, large groups of API enthusiasts ever get together to discuss a common mandate the way this group does. Like a drum beat, once per month, Uncle Sam just keep iterating.