Read the Government Computer News article.
“Our nation’s continuing leadership in science relies increasingly on effective and reliable access to digital scientific data,” John H. Marburger III, director of the president’s Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), said in releasing the report. “Researchers and students who can find and re-use digital data are able to apply them in innovative ways and novel combinations for discovery and understanding.”
And check out the Whie House report, “Harnessing the power of digital data for science and society.” [pdf]
Thanks Mike Brown!