New memo shows US government could make all 3D digital files accessible to the public

03/30/2014 - 00:00

By Michael Weinberg -

Last week during Sunshine Week, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy released a memorandum directing federal agencies to develop a plan in the next six months to make their scientific collections more available to the public. This is a great move on its own – federal agencies collect all sorts of interesting information on behalf of the American people, and it is important to make that information as easy to access as possible.