SAN FRANCISCO - June 3, 2014 - Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK), the leading software platform for real-time operational intelligence, today announced eRegulations Insights, a Splunk4Good project utilizing federal open data to collect and analyze data on public comments submitted through Regulations.gov, the portal for Federal rulemaking. eRegulations Insights was developed in response to President Obama's Open Government Initiative and his call for technology leaders to help harness the power of open data. eRegulations Insights is a set of online public dashboards and visualizations designed to help decipher the tone of public response to regulations and legislative proposals, recognize issues of concern within public responses and identify primary influencers who are mobilizing public engagement around proposals. eRegulations Insights was developed on Splunk® Enterprise and is available now at http://eregulations.splunk4good.com.
"The cutting edge data technologies developed by innovative American companies are enabling citizens to better understand and manage the tidal wave of digital data now available to them," said Suzanne Iacono, Deputy Assistant Director of Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) at the National Science Foundation and co-Chair of the NITRD Big Data Senior Steering Group. "We are pleased that companies are leveraging open government data sources such as Regulations.gov to further promote the civic process. The innovative tools they develop can help improve access for citizens, thereby strengthening the dialogue between government and citizen."
Splunk4Good, the social responsibility initiative at Splunk, developed eRegulations Insights in response to the Data to Knowledge to Action initiative led by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). eRegulations Insights includes visualizations for specific agencies, regulatory proposals, volume of public comment by agency and significant influencers. Many of these metrics have never before been easily available to the public or regulators. eRegulations Insights includes more than 1.1 million public comments gathered from January 1, 2012 onward and is updated daily as new comments are made available. Project findings include:
"eRegulations Insights builds on the success of organizations such as the Sunlight Foundation to free open data, promote public participation and help agencies uncover constructive feedback on specific issues," said Stephen Sorkin, chief strategy officer, Splunk. "As governments grapple with how best to enhance citizen participation and improve transparency, providing similar access to other open data sets could have a transformative impact on government at all levels. Regulators and citizens alike can empower themselves with data-driven debate, and we hope eRegulations Insights can help show just how powerful a little more transparency can really be."
Go to the Splunk website to learn more about Splunk4Good and go to Splunk4Good.com for a look at more dashboards built using open data.
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