What is the NYS open data initiative? Visit these links to see the Federal and NYS Open Data initiatives:
What is Broome County Government doing to join the open data initiative? Whenever possible we are posting information to the NYS Open Data system and then we use that same data to include in our own website. For example: 2012 County Employee Earnings uses the data that was posted to the NYS Open Data portal to satisfy the FOIL request each year for County Employee Earnings.
This saves time, which saves the Taxpayers money, and makes government more transparent by having this information readily available.