Environmental Protection Agency

Data sharing between government entities

Develop a system that would alllow different government agencies (including local and state levels) to share non-sensitive non-classified research data generated by the agencies or third parties.

Bases: Sharing the data is often obstructed by mid-managers who play safe with no reasonable justifications, just "to keep it in-house", "to prevent wrong interpretations" etc. The new system would require them to share their research data with the centralized repository for use by other government entities. If not complied, the responsible managers in the agencies might be penalized. This measure would save money preventing repetitive unneeded studies performed by different government entities.

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Idea No. 13705