Government agencies offer new tool to boost access

The Government Printing Office and the National Archives’s Office of the Federal Register are introducing another technology initiative to increase public access to and transparency of regulatory information.

The offices announced on Wednesday the addition of an Application Programming Interface for, which enables information technology developers to create new applications with information published on the site.

“The API is an open data tool packaged in a light-weight, Web-friendly data transfer format that requires only a Web browser or client to begin development projects,” according to a press release.