Obama's Technology Guru On Opening The Data Vault: Todd Park On 6 Ways Non-Secret Government Data Has Been Put To Work

Jessica Yellin | CNN | July 9, 2013

Just back from a foreign trip and a holiday vacation, the president returned to work Monday by talking about government efficiency.

A snooze, right? But not this time. What we found fascinating is this new crop of companies Obama mentioned that have taken advantage of all sorts of government data that's recently been put online. These companies have downloaded it (for free) and created new services in health care, credit card protections and medical care that make life easier for you and me.