Civic hacking the Federal Register
Building an executive branch agency list using the National Archives' Federal Register API.
31 Oct 2022
(This post is part of an ongoing series documenting adventures in father-son civic hacking.)
We built a listing of executive branch agencies and individual agency pages using the Federal Register API. This includes agency pages with:
- Agency logo, description and website
- Subagencies within the agency
- Recent agency Federal Register documents
Data used for this project:
- Federal Register API (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration)
Issues we found using the API:
- Agency logos are poor quality.
- Agency data (about, website) is inconsistent, needs copyediting or is empty.
Big kudos to the National Archives for:
- Maintaining a public repository of the data.
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