Department of Agriculture

http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usda/usdahome

Milestone 10 - February 29th 2016

OMB Review Complete: OMB has completed the agency review for this milestone. Agencies should contact their OMB desk officer if anything looks incorrect.

Leading Indicators

These indicators are reviewed by the Office of Management and Budget

Review Status complete
Reviewer Justin Grimes
Last Updated April 18, 2016, 1:26 pm EDT by Justin Grimes

Assessment Summary

Agency had insufficient link quality this quarter (20% or more broken and error links); Agency fails to document all outstanding Licensing information in EDI; Agency Enterprise Data Inventory is not the same as Public Data Listing (data.json).

Inventory Composition

Public Dataset Status

Dataset Link Quality

Status Indicator Automated Metrics
Overall Progress this Milestone
Inventory Updated this Quarter
784 Number of Datasets
89 Number of APIs
17 Bureaus represented
60.7% Percentage of bureaus represented
30 Programs represented
50.0% Percentage of programs represented
616 Number of public datasets
3 Number of restricted public datasets
165 Number of non-public datasets
2.2% Percentage growth in records since last quarter
To some extent (25-50%) To what extent is your agency’s Enterprise Data Inventory (EDI) complete?
See below What steps have you taken to ensure your Enterprise Data Inventory is complete
We continue to work through the USDA Open Data Council and Data Stewards Working group to identify and support new categories of datasets to add to USDA Enterprise Data Inventory.
Agency provides a public Enterprise Data Inventory on Data.gov
Agency provided updated Enterprise Data Inventory to OMB
99.5% License specified Crawl details
Number of datasets with redactions
0% Percent of datasets with redactions
Status Indicator Automated Metrics
Overall Progress this Milestone
625 Number of Datasets Crawl details
1 Number of Collections Crawl details
603 Number of datasets not contained in a collection Crawl details
624 Number of Public Datasets with File Downloads Crawl details
86 Number of APIs Crawl details
Number of public APIs Crawl details
Number of restricted public APIs Crawl details
Number of non-public APIs Crawl details
1161 Total number of access and download links Crawl details
Quality Check: Links are sufficiently working Crawl details
767 Quality Check: Accessible links Crawl details
152 Quality Check: Redirected links Crawl details
4 Quality Check: Error links Crawl details
235 Quality Check: Broken links Crawl details
87.7% Quality Check: Percentage of download links in correct format as specified in metadata Crawl details
32.3% Quality Check: Percentage of download links in HTML Crawl details
11.9% Quality Check: Percentage of download links in PDF Crawl details
Percentage growth in records since last quarter
100% Valid Metadata Crawl details
/data exists Crawl details
Provides datasets in human-readable form on /data
/data.json Crawl details
Harvested by data.gov
622 Number of public datasets Crawl details
3 Number of restricted public datasets Crawl details
Number of non-public datasets Crawl details
1.6% Percent growth of public datasets
Percent growth of restricted public datasets
Percent growth of non-public datasets
Percent datasets licensed as U.S. Public Domain
Percent datasets licensed as Creative Commons Zero
Percent datasets with other licenses
Percent datasets with no license
Status Indicator Automated Metrics
Overall Progress this Milestone
Description of feedback mechanism delivered Crawl details
Data release is prioritized through public engagement
Provided narrative evidence of data improvements based on public feedback this quarter
Feedback loop is closed, 2 way communication
See below Link to or description of Feedback Mechanism
https://github.com/USDA/USDA-APIs/issues
Provides valid contact point information for all datasets
Status Indicator Automated Metrics
Overall Progress this Milestone
Data Publication Process Delivered Crawl details
Information that should not to be made public is documented with agency's OGC
See below Describe the agency's data publication process
The Department of Agriculture (USDA) implemented a four step data publication process.* This multi-step dataset review process involves multiple internal stakeholders such as Data Stewards, Chief Information Officers, Privacy Officers, agency legal staff, and Information Security System Program Managers, Records Managers, and Controlled Unclassified Information managers. The purpose of this multi-perspective approach is to ensure that datasets are adequately reviewed and approved prior to release.

Best Practice: Department of Agriculture has been highlighted for demonstrating a best practice on the Human Capital indicator

Status Indicator Automated Metrics
Overall Progress this Milestone
See below Open Data Primary Point of Contact
Bobby.Jones@ocio.usda.gov
POCs identified for required responsibilities
See below Chief Data Officer (if applicable)
Bobby.Jones@ocio.usda.gov
Status Indicator Automated Metrics
Overall Progress this Milestone
Provided narrative evidence of open data impacts for this quarter
Digital Analytics Program on /data
1415 Views on data.gov for this quarter
-5.0% Percentage growth in views on data.gov for this quarter
Views on agency /data page for this quarter

Automated Metrics

These metrics are generated by an automated analysis that runs every 24 hours until the end of the quarter at which point they become a historical snapshot

data.json
Expected Data.json URL http://www.usda.gov/data.json (From USA.gov Directory)
Resolved Data.json URL http://www.usda.gov/data.json
Number of Redirects
HTTP Status 200
Content Type text/plain
Valid JSON Valid
Detected Data.json Schema federal-v1.1
Datasets with Valid Metadata 100%(625 of 625)
Valid Schema Valid
Datasets 625
Number of Collections 1
Number of datasets not in a collection 603
Datasets with Distribution URLs 99.8% (624 of 625)
Datasets with Download URLs 93.3% (583 of 625)
Total Distribution URLs 1161
Total Download URLs 1036
Total APIs 86
Public Datasets 622
Restricted Public Datasets 3
Non-public Datasets 0
Bureaus Represented 17
Programs Represented 30
License Specified 99.5% (622 of 625)
Datasets with Redactions 0.0% (0 of 625)
Redactions without explanation (rights field) 0.0% (0 of 625)
File Size 1.24MB
Last modified Monday, 01-Feb-2016 09:48:38 EST
Last crawl Monday, 29-Feb-2016 23:00:38 EST
Analyze archive copies Analyze archive from 2016-02-29
Nearby Daily Crawls
/data page
Expected /data URL http://www.usda.gov/data (From USA.gov Directory)
Resolved /data URL http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usda/usdahome?navid=data
Redirects 1 redirects
HTTP Status 200
Content Type text/html; charset=UTF-8
Last crawl Monday, 29-Feb-2016 23:00:30 EST
/digitalstrategy.json
Expected /digitalstrategy.json URL http://www.usda.gov/digitalstrategy.json (From USA.gov Directory)
Resolved /digitalstrategy.json URL http://www.usda.gov/digitalstrategy.json
Redirects
HTTP Status 200
Content Type text/plain
Valid JSON Valid
Last modified Thursday, 20-Feb-2014 14:57:02 EST
Last crawl Monday, 29-Feb-2016 23:00:30 EST
Digital Strategy

Date specified: Wednesday, 11-Dec-2013 06:42:19 EST

Date of digitalstrategy.json file: Thursday, 20-Feb-2014 14:57:02 EST

1.2.4 Develop Data Inventory Schedule - Summary

Summarize the Inventory Schedule


Over the past several months, the USDA has focused its Open Data efforts on establishing a framework to enhance, enrich, and open, to the extent practicable, its Enterprise Data Inventory (EDI) and to ensure the Department and its component Agencies are prepared to identify,
correctly document, and submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on November 30, 2014 a comprehensive EDI. In so doing, the USDA has already achieved several internal milestones that lay the groundwork for the Department's future Open Data efforts and position the USDA to meet OMB's Open Data requirements. The following milestones are among the Department's recent Open Data achievements:

1.2.5 Develop Data Inventory Schedule - Milestones

TitleMilestone 1 - Expand and Open EDI
Description
Milestone DateFebruary 28, 2014
Description of how this milestone expands the InventoryThe USDA will initially focus on expanding and opening its Enterprise Data Inventory. To this end, the Open Data Council, in collaboration with Agency CIOs, Data Stewards, and the Open Data Working Group (ODWG), will continue to work with the USDA's Privacy Officers to identify, prioritize and submit additional public, non-public, and restricted-public datasets to the Department. In addition, the ODC and ODWG will continue the development of an Open Data process and guidance that expedite the publication of its datasets in the future. At the end of Q1, the USDA will submit an updated EDI to OMB.
Description of how this milestone enriches the Inventory
Description of how this milestone opens the Inventory
TitleMilestone 2 - Enrich EDI and Public Datasets
Description
Milestone DateMay 31, 2014
Description of how this milestone expands the InventoryOver the second quarter, from February 28 to May 31, the USDA and its component agencies will continue to input into its EDI additional datasets. The Department will also continue to collaborate with its Data Stewards to update its customer feedback and outreach efforts. At the end of Q2, the USDA will submit an updated EDI to OMB.
Description of how this milestone enriches the Inventory
Description of how this milestone opens the Inventory
TitleMilestone 3 - Expand, Enrich, and Open EDI
Description
Milestone DateAugust 30, 2014
Description of how this milestone expands the InventoryIn the third quarter of the Open Data effort, the USDA will review and analyze its current dataset inventory, publication process, and customer feedback mechanisms. The results of the analysis will inform whether the Department needs to adjust its Open Data strategy and will help the Department prioritize the submission and release of its datasets in Q4. At the end of Q3, the USDA will submit an updated EDI to OMB.
Description of how this milestone enriches the Inventory
Description of how this milestone opens the Inventory
TitleMilestone 4 - Perform Quality Assurance and Submit Complete EDI to OMB
Description
Milestone DateNovember 1, 2014
Description of how this milestone expands the InventoryCustomer Feedback
Description of how this milestone enriches the Inventory
Description of how this milestone opens the Inventory

1.2.6 Develop Customer Feedback Process

Describe the agency's process to engage with customers



1.2.7 Develop Data Publication Process

Describe the agency's data publication process


The Department of Agriculture (USDA) implemented a four step data publication process.* This multi-step dataset review process involves multiple internal stakeholders such as Data Stewards, Chief Information Officers, Privacy Officers, agency legal staff, and Information Security System Program Managers, Records Managers, and Controlled Unclassified Information managers. The purpose of this multi-perspective approach is to ensure that datasets are adequately reviewed and approved prior to release.