Open Data

The Department aims to fulfill its core mission through transparent, participatory, and collaborative use of data. In implementing the Foundations for Evidence-based Policymaking Act and Open Government Directive, DOJ is publishing high-value data sets that increase transparency and accountability to improve public knowledge of Department of Justice operations. DOJ has registered hundreds of data sets to Data.gov, a clearinghouse for data from the Executive Branch of the Federal Government. New DOJ data sets continue to be registered as they become available for publication. 

Every bureau, office, and division at the Department of Justice is identifying and inventorying potential data sets for release to the public. DOJ strives to serve the public by making more data available, while safeguarding sensitive information from unauthorized disclosure.

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE OPEN DATA INVENTORY

The Department of Justice released a data inventory on November 30, 2013. The inventory lists Department data assets and other information of interest to the public. The inventory is updated and published on a regular basis.

Explore the current inventory, or download the Public Data List in .json format.

H.R.4174 - Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act of 2018

This bill requires departments and agencies identified in the Chief Financial Officers Act to submit annually to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and Congress a plan for identifying and addressing policy questions relevant to the programs, policies, and regulations of such departments and agencies.  Additionally, each department or agency shall designate a Evaluation Officer to coordinate evidence-building activities, a Statistical Official with statistical expertise to advise on statistical policy, techniques, and procedures, and a Chief Data Officer who shall be responsible for lifecycle data management and other specified functions.  The Department of Justice has designated the following executives to fill these roles:

Evaluation Officer
Performance Improvement Officer
Jolene A. Lauria

Statistical Official
Director, Bureau of Justice Statistics
Alex Piquero, Ph.D.

Chief Data Officer
Chief Information Officer
Melinda Rogers

Department of Justice Data Governance Board

The DOJ Data Governance Board is the principal internal Department forum for addressing DOJ data management standards, priorities, policies, and practices. The Board serves as the leader for coordinating and facilitating implementation of Department-wide processes and standards, and for addressing common issues affecting Component data programs and resources.

The Department's Chief Data Officer serves as chair of the Board. Membership of the Board, which meets monthly, includes the Department's Evaluation Officer, Statistical Official, and senior leaders from mission areas such as acquisition, budget, information technology, litigation, law enforcement, FOIA, records management, and privacy. 

Data Governance Board Charter

As noted in its charter, the Data Governance Board is responsible for all actions assigned to the “Data Committee” within the Department’s Data Strategy. The Data Strategy outlines four strategic goals to optimize the value of the Department’s data assets. Each goal includes specific actions, desired outcomes, and responsibilities for implementation. The actions are targeted for implementation during fiscal years 2020 through 2023. The Geospatial Data Strategy supplement aligns responsibilities from the Geospatial Data Act of 2018 to the Data Strategy. The Data Governance Board is also responsible for the Department’s Artificial Intelligence Strategy which includes ties to Department data assets and availability.

Data Strategy

Geospatial Data Strategy

Artificial Intelligence Strategy

STRATEGIC INFORMATION RESOURCES MANAGEMENT PLAN

Additional data and information goals are captured in the Department’s Strategic Information Resources Management Plan, also known as the Information Technology Strategic Plan.

DOJ Information Technology Strategic Plan, FY 2022-2024

Annual Update to the Strategic Information Resources Management Plan, 2021

Artificial Intelligence at Department of Justice

Pursuant to Executive Order 13960, Promoting the Use of Trustworthy Artificial Intelligence in the Federal Government, the Department of Justice released an Artificial Intelligence (AI) Use Case Inventory to the public on July 5, 2022. The inventory was submitted to the Federal Chief Information Officers Council on April 1, 2022, and is updated on an annual basis.

2021 DOJ AI Use Case Inventory

Here are some of our datasets that you might be interested in

Updated September 1, 2022

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