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TPP Co-Director Steps Down for Position in the Labor Department

May 2014

David Weil, a former co-director of the Transparency Policy Project, was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on April 28, 2014 as the new US Wage and Hour Administrator in the Department of Labor. The focus of his research is a firm foundation for the job as it includes regulatory and labor market policy, industrial and labor relations, and occupational safety and health. 

Labor Department's Take on the Digital Government Strategy

August 2013

A White House initiative aimed at fostering the delivery of information to the public resulted in scores of federal agencies releasing a number of datasets through individual application programming interfaces, or APIs. An API is a method used for delivering dynamically updated information from one location to another—like the Twitter feed on the homepage of this website.

However, because a subscriber must learn a different system for accessing each API, it can be rather daunting to implement a number of them. The Labor Department opted to run asll their datasets through a single API. Read about it here on the Nextgov site.