The federal government has a long history of making new innovations available for the public. For example, after the Soviets shot down a Korean 747 airliner, President Ronald Reagan made GPS data available to civilian users, which ultimately led to the vast use of GPS technologies that consumers use today.
In addition, the government changed the way the world reported on weather when NOAA began releasing data from their satellites and weather stations. Fast-forward to today and the federal government is taking the same approach with application programming interfaces (API), software programs that enable applications to communicate with each other.
These are some of the key insights that we gained from a recent podcast interview with Nate Rushfinn, Principal Enterprise Architect at CA Technologies. Be sure to listen to the full interview below.