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DrillDown collects using 20th-century approaches. However, it is worth asking why government would invest any tax- payer dollars in nding new ways to publish data that is weeks out of date. More importantly, in an age in which most transactions are accomplished electronically, does it make sense to spread economic data assembled as if we were still in the 20th century? The lessons from the Billion Prices Project lie in its 21st-century approach, which affects the breadth, quality, cost and timeliness of data collection. It is an excellent example of how the rise of the Internet as the ubiquitous kiosk for posting information and the unstop- pable movement to online transactions require changing government s 20th- century approach to collecting and disseminating data. The trusted information provider role of government is ending, and new ways to disseminate long-standing datasets will not change that. Non-gov- ernment entities are increasingly lling the information quality gap, generating the timely, trusted data and statistics that businesses and policy-makers use --- and pay for. The Case-Shiller indi- ces, compiled by Standard and Poor s using transaction data, are the stan- dard for determining trends in housing prices. The ADP National Employment Report, generated from anonymous payroll information, is widely trusted to accurately relay changes in national employment. It is time for the government to recon- sider its role in data collection and dis- semination. The 21st century is charac- terized by digital commerce that makes large amounts of transactional data avail- able as those transactions occur. Gov- ernment efforts to collect and analyze data --- much like the U.S. Postal Service in the face of texting and e-mail --- are becoming more disenfranchised the lon- ger they ignore the paradigm shift. Statistics developed by indepen- dent organizations and companies are already essential to markets, business- es and policy-makers, and the govern- ment is increasingly a marginal player. As long as the methods of collection and analysis are open and auditable, government might be better served by shifting away from being a producer to simply being a consumer. ■ Christopher Lyons is an independent consultant who works primarily with government clients on performance improvement and adoption of com- mercial best practices. Mark Forman was the government s rst adminis- trator for e-government and IT and is co-founder of Government Transac- tion Services, a cloud-based company that simpli es and reduces the bur- den of complying with government rules and regulations. Statement of Ownership, Management and Circulation 1. Title of Publication: Federal Computer Week 2. Publication Number: 0893-052X 3. Filing Date: 09/28/12 4. 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