DataMarket recently announced Section 508 compliance and the intent to secure certification for DataMarket to demonstrate compliance with the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA).

On Friday, we published the new DataMarket for Government page which highlights these as well as how DataMarket, enables governments to achieve their goals of transparency, participation and collaboration, streamlining the process of publishing data, and making it easier for constituents to access the data from the applications they currently use. The key attributes of DataMarket that make it particularly suitable for government agencies are that it provides a Scalable and Rich Data Ecosystem built on a scalable Windows Azure platform, provides an easy mechanism to federate data (fold in semantic web concepts, federation API concepts).

- The DataMarket Team