OMB Memorandum M-13-13 (5/9/2013) outlines a comprehensive framework for managing government information as an asset, emphasizing openness, interoperability, and safeguarding of data. It mandates federal agencies to collect and create information in machine-readable, open formats; build information systems that support interoperability and accessibility; and maintain an enterprise data inventory and public data listing.  It also requires agencies to incorporate privacy analyses and security measures at every stage of the information lifecycle and integrate these requirements into core agency processes. This policy is crucial for federal data leaders as it promotes efficiency, transparency, and innovation, enabling the creation of valuable public services from government data.

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