Department of Justice

http://www.usdoj.gov/

Milestone 5 - November 30th 2014

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Leading Indicators

These indicators are reviewed by the Office of Management and Budget

Review Status complete
Reviewer Jamie Berryhill (
Last Updated January 12, 2015, 12:02 pm EST by paulOMB

Assessment Summary

EDI: Justice made huge improvements over last quarter, nearly doubling its inventory and providing access levels for each datasets, something that was previously missing. Still, there is still room for growth in future quarters as only 4 of 12 bureaus and 7 of 120 programs are represented.

Public Engagement: Justice provides an email address for feedback, but there is no proof of two-way communication.

Use & Impact: Justice provided information on 5 data users as requested, but the qualitative responses on use and impact lack specificity and proof of close engagement with the user community.

Inventory Composition

Public Dataset Status

Status Indicator Automated Metrics
Overall Progress this Milestone
Inventory Updated this Quarter
1914 Number of Datasets
Number of APIs
Schedule Delivered Crawl details
4/12 Bureaus represented
7/120 Programs represented
728 Number of public datasets
381 Number of restricted public datasets
805 Number of non-public datasets
Inventory > Public listing
94.3 Percentage growth in records since last quarter
Schedule Risk for Nov 30, 2014
Spot Check - datasets listed by search engine
Agency provides a public Enterprise Data Inventory on Data.gov
License specified Crawl details
Status Indicator Automated Metrics
Overall Progress this Milestone
969 Number of Datasets Crawl details
Number of Collections Crawl details
728 Number of Public Datasets with File Downloads Crawl details
Number of APIs Crawl details
Total number of access and download links Crawl details
Quality Check: Links are sufficiently working Crawl details
Quality Check: Accessible links Crawl details
Quality Check: Redirected links Crawl details
Quality Check: Error links Crawl details
Quality Check: Broken links Crawl details
60.8 Percentage growth in records since last quarter
100 Valid Metadata Crawl details
/data exists Crawl details
/data.json Crawl details
Harvested by data.gov
4416 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
open@DOJ.gov Link to or description of Feedback Mechanism
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
Robert Houser (robert.j.houser@usdoj.gov)
POCs identified for required responsibilities
Status Indicator Automated Metrics
Overall Progress this Milestone
Identified 5 data improvements for this quarter
Low quality Primary Uses
Low quality Value or impact of data
Low quality Primary data discovery channels
Low quality User suggestions on improving data usability
Not provided User suggestions on additional data releases
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.usdoj.gov/data.json (From USA.gov Directory)
Resolved Data.json URL http://www.justice.gov/data.json
Number of Redirects 1 redirects
HTTP Status 200
Content Type application/json
Valid JSON Valid
Datasets with Valid Metadata 100%(969 of 969)
Valid Schema Valid
Datasets 969
Datasets with Distribution URLs 0.0% (0 of 969)
Total Distribution URLs 0
Public Datasets 592
Restricted Public Datasets 377
Non-public Datasets 0
Bureaus Represented 4
Programs Represented 10
File Size 1.82MB
Last modified Monday, 22-Sep-2014 09:46:56 EDT
Last crawl Saturday, 29-Nov-2014 23:06:11 EST
Analyze archive copies Analyze archive from 2014-11-30
/data page
Expected /data URL http://www.usdoj.gov/data (From USA.gov Directory)
Resolved /data URL http://www.justice.gov/open/open-data
Redirects 2 redirects
HTTP Status 200
Content Type text/html; charset=utf-8
Last modified Saturday, 29-Nov-2014 23:06:12 EST
Last crawl Saturday, 29-Nov-2014 23:06:13 EST
/digitalstrategy.json
Expected /digitalstrategy.json URL http://www.usdoj.gov/digitalstrategy.json (From USA.gov Directory)
Resolved /digitalstrategy.json URL http://www.justice.gov/digitalstrategy.json
Redirects 1 redirects
HTTP Status 200
Content Type application/json
Valid JSON Valid
Last modified Thursday, 06-Nov-2014 13:40:28 EST
Last crawl Saturday, 29-Nov-2014 23:06:13 EST
Digital Strategy

Date specified: Thursday, 06-Nov-2014 18:38:49 EST

Date of digitalstrategy.json file: Thursday, 06-Nov-2014 13:40:28 EST

1.2.4 Develop Data Inventory Schedule - Summary

Summarize the Inventory Schedule


The Department has created a data release scheduled consistent with the requirements of the White House Memoranda M-13-13, Open Data Policy - Managing Information as an Asset (May 9, 2013). The Schedule describes steps the Department will take through November 30, 2014, to expand its data inventory, enrich the inventory metadata, and open high value data to the public. 

1.2.5 Develop Data Inventory Schedule - Milestones

TitleMilestone 1
DescriptionThe Department of Justice will publish the first version of its open data inventory that meets the standards set forth in M-13-13 and project open data. The inventory will be accompanied by a downloadable json file (http://Justice.gov/data.json) . Implementation details of the data.json file and more information about the open data initiative can be found at Project Open Data.
Milestone DateNovember 30, 2013
Description of how this milestone expands the InventoryDOJ will expand its data inventory to include datasets published at data.gov, datasets published through DOJ component websites, and datasets maintained at the National Archive of Criminal Justice Data website. Data sets previously published on data.gov ostensibly meet the project open data specifications and therefore form the base inventory. DOJ will continue to build its private inventory of datasets through by updating system level data collections. Only systems data that have been thoroughly reviewed and approved for publication in accordance with the interim data transparency policy will be listed on the public inventory.
Description of how this milestone enriches the InventoryFor each dataset identified in the initial inventory, the department will enrich the dataset by providing the required metadata fields and the required if applicable data fields as defined in the project open data common core metadata schema.
Description of how this milestone opens the InventoryDOJ will identify existing open and machine readable datasets for inclusion in the public inventory.
TitleMilestone 2
DescriptionEstablish Target and refine the DOJ data publication process guidelines.
Milestone DateFebruary 28, 2013
Description of how this milestone expands the InventoryDOJ will expand the systems data collected in the November 20, 2013 milestone and establish inventory targets for the period through November 30, 2014. DOJ will continue to examine and refine the guidelines by which it reviews and releases data. Components will continue to build their respective data inventories, and review data sets for public release.
Description of how this milestone enriches the InventoryAll metadata that is applicable to datasets listed in the initial inventory will be completed. For each new dataset added through the expansion process during this step, the metadata will be completed to the extent such metadata exists and is available and applies to the dataset at hand.
Description of how this milestone opens the InventoryThe department will establish and publish publication targets for 2014.
TitleMilestone 3
DescriptionDOJ will continue to review data identified in the initial inventory.
Milestone DateMay 31, 2014
Description of how this milestone expands the InventoryDOJ will expand its data inventory according to the targets released in the February 28, 2014 milestone.
Description of how this milestone enriches the InventoryThe DOJ inventory will be enriched with Common Core metadata.
Description of how this milestone opens the InventoryDOJ will open datasets through several data outlets, including: data.gov, Custom API’s , or DOJ sponsored websites.

1.2.6 Develop Customer Feedback Process

Describe the agency's process to engage with customers


The Department has established a network of Open Data contacts at each component. Feedback regarding open data and requests are accepted through an email to open@DOJ.gov .  The Department will continue to expand and improve its communication plan. The Department is considering a variety of methods of engagement including modification to agency websites, the use of online survey tools, the establishment of collaborative communities, and hosting data jams.   

1.2.7 Develop Data Publication Process

Describe the agency's data publication process


The Agency has published an interim Open Data Identification and Release Process document which describes in detail the Department’s process for releasing data to the public.