India and U.S. team up on data and cybercrime
India and the U.S. are teaming up on big data and cybercrime.
From yesterday’s U.S.-India Science, Technology and Innovation Cooperation
“As part of the India-U.S. Dialogue on Open Government launched in November 2010, the two countries have committed to jointly develop an open source “Data.gov” platform by the first quarter of 2012 to be taken to interested countries globally. Leveraging the high technology strengths and the democratic commitment to robust civic engagement of both India and the United States, this “open source” platform will provide citizens access to Government information via a user-friendly website and a package of e-Governance applications to enhance public service delivery.”
Let’s hope this doesn’t become one big international data dumping ground and that the governments work together to help make the information useful.
In addition to the data.gov word, India and the U.S. signeda memorandum of understanding on cybercrime:
“The MoU will establish the best practices for exchange of critical cyber security information and expertise between the two governments through the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) and the US Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT)”
For more, see this story.