Department of Homeland Security

http://www.dhs.gov

Milestone 9 - November 30th 2015

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 January 11, 2016, 2:40 pm EST by Justin Grimes

Assessment Summary

Department of Homeland Security needs to address the following issues:1) "Provides some datasets in human-readable form on /data, but not all"; 2) "Fails to document any outstanding APIs"; 3) "Fails to document any outstanding Licensing information"; 4) "Fails to organize data assets in to Collections"; 5) "Fails to document non-public, and restricted public datasets"; 6) "Fails to provide a public EDI as a dataset in your data.json file."

While FEMA is commended for their public engagement efforts and two-way feedback mechanisms, including the Ideascale page and the Data Town Hall, The Department for Homeland Security as a whole must include a two-way feedback mechanism on their /data website.

Inventory Composition

Public Dataset Status

Dataset Link Quality

Status Indicator Automated Metrics
Overall Progress this Milestone
Inventory Updated this Quarter
250 Number of Datasets
Number of APIs
Schedule Delivered Crawl details
9 Bureaus represented
22 Programs represented
250 Number of public datasets
Number of restricted public datasets
Number of non-public datasets
Inventory > Public listing
-24.7% Percentage growth in records since last quarter
Spot Check - datasets listed by search engine
Agency provides a public Enterprise Data Inventory on Data.gov
0.0% License specified Crawl details
Status Indicator Automated Metrics
Overall Progress this Milestone
250 Number of Datasets Crawl details
Number of Collections Crawl details
250 Number of Public Datasets with File Downloads Crawl details
Number of APIs Crawl details
250 Total number of access and download links Crawl details
Quality Check: Links are sufficiently working Crawl details
240 Quality Check: Accessible links Crawl details
8 Quality Check: Redirected links Crawl details
Quality Check: Error links Crawl details
Quality Check: Broken links Crawl details
-24.7% Percentage growth in records since last quarter
100% Valid Metadata Crawl details
/data exists Crawl details
/data.json Crawl details
Harvested by data.gov
23,245 Views on data.gov for the quarter
Status Indicator Automated Metrics
Overall Progress this Milestone
Description of feedback mechanism delivered Crawl details
Data release is prioritized through public engagement
Feedback loop is closed, 2 way communication
See below Link to or description of Feedback Mechanism
www.dhs.gov/dhs-digital-strategy
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
Status Indicator Automated Metrics
Overall Progress this Milestone
See below Open Data Primary Point of Contact
alma.cruz@hq.dhs.gov
POCs identified for required responsibilities
Status Indicator Automated Metrics
Overall Progress this Milestone
Identified 5 data improvements for this quarter
See below Primary Uses
For FEMA - Safety preparedness tools and or visualizations. For Immigration Statistics (OIS) - Immigration Tracking, Congressional and Immigration Requests For Border Patrol Statistics (CBP) - Border crossing, Enforcement tracking, Congressional and White House Requests For Trade Statistics and Feeds (CBP - Imports and exports feeds to Census and other government agencies For Detention and Deportation Statistics (ICE) - Detained and deported information and tracking, Congressional and Whitehouse requests
Value or impact of data
See below Primary data discovery channels
For FEMA - Mostly people go to data.gov or fema.gov/data and can email us directly and or contribute to our FEMA Ideascale discussion board. We find the datapaloozas and hackathons very valuable and even hosted our first ever FEMA Data Town Hall this year. For Immigration Statistics - People and developers go to Data.gov or DHS.Gov and research the various yearly and ad hoc reports created DHS.gov has a digital strategy and Open Data web page that provides information on where to get DHS data. DHS also provides a developer page to inform users of the data available.
See below User suggestions on improving data usability
DHS and FEMA haven’t had a lot of input on this from users. Most suggestions are concerning Webpage errors and missing information. Most of the time FEMA gets questions about the use of our API because they haven’t read the instructions but with a few quick responses they generally figure it out.
See below User suggestions on additional data releases
Users generally have great suggestions for increasing the amount of metadata to FEMA and OIS datasets and or the frequency of the updates. Users have requested additional trade data from CBP and API access to the USCIS Case Status page.
Digital Analytics Program on /data

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.dhs.gov/data.json (From USA.gov Directory)
Resolved Data.json URL http://www.dhs.gov/sites/default/files/publications/digital-strategy/data.json
Number of Redirects 1 redirects
HTTP Status 200
Content Type text/plain; charset=UTF-8
Valid JSON Invalid Check a JSON Validator
Detected Data.json Schema federal-v1.1
Datasets with Valid Metadata 100%(250 of 250) - The JSON file is invalid and can't be parsed without special processing
Valid Schema Valid
Datasets 250
Number of Collections 0
Datasets with Distribution URLs 100% (250 of 250)
Datasets with Download URLs 0.0% (0 of 250)
Total Distribution URLs 250
Total Download URLs 0
Total APIs 0
Public Datasets 250
Restricted Public Datasets 0
Non-public Datasets 0
Bureaus Represented 9
Programs Represented 22
License Specified 0.0% (0 of 250)
Datasets with Redactions 0.0% (0 of 250)
Redactions without explanation (rights field) 0.0% (0 of 250)
File Size 279.37KB
Last modified Tuesday, 24-Nov-2015 06:30:04 EST
Last crawl Monday, 30-Nov-2015 23:01:26 EST
Analyze archive copies Analyze archive from 2015-11-30
Nearby Daily Crawls
/data page
Expected /data URL http://www.dhs.gov/data (From USA.gov Directory)
Resolved /data URL http://www.dhs.gov/topic/data
Redirects 1 redirects
HTTP Status 200
Content Type text/html; charset=utf-8
Last crawl Monday, 30-Nov-2015 23:01:23 EST
/digitalstrategy.json
Expected /digitalstrategy.json URL http://www.dhs.gov/digitalstrategy.json (From USA.gov Directory)
Resolved /digitalstrategy.json URL http://www.dhs.gov/sites/default/files/publications/digital-strategy/digitalstrategy.json
Redirects 1 redirects
HTTP Status 200
Content Type text/plain; charset=UTF-8
Valid JSON Invalid Check a JSON Validator
Last modified Friday, 28-Aug-2015 15:26:03 EDT
Last crawl Monday, 30-Nov-2015 23:01:24 EST