The Department of Justice today announced the launch of two new digital services: the News API and the Law Jobs API.
These new Web APIs (application programming interfaces) adds search, sort, and filter capabilities to thousands of Supreme Court briefs, legal opinions, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) court decisions, Congressional testimony, and more. Consistent with the President’s technology vision described in the Digital Government Strategy and Open Data Policy, this launch transforms collections of Website documents into a transparent, interactive dataset.
The Office of the Chief Information Officer led the effort to replace the aging technology infrastructure of Justice.gov. “The APIs are part of an effort to replace aging technology with a cloud-based, open source platform,” Joseph Klimavicz, the Justice Department’s chief information officer, said in a statement.
“Website content that has been migrated to the new platform automatically adjusts to fit any device, including mobile devices and tablets, as well as desktops, making the Department’s information assets more accessible than ever before,” Klimavicz added.
To get started using the APIs, or to learn more about developer resources from the Justice Department, see here. Additional details about digital strategy and open government at the Department of Justice are available here and here.