Bloomberg Government, also known as BGOV, is an online subscription-based service owned by Bloomberg L.P. that provides aggregated news, data, information and analysis to policy makers, media, lobbyists and business leaders about legislative and regulatory data, government contracts and grants policy issues, and congressional activity. The service was launched in January 2011.
Bloomberg Government launched in 2011 as a solution to eliminate multiple government information resources. According to The New York Times, the service was developed to provide news and information about politics, along with the less "glamorous" aspects of government reporting including legislative and regulatory coverage.
The first stages of what is now Bloomberg Government began in 2009 when a team lead by Chris Walters and Don Baptiste spent most of the year researching the market and finding a solution to match market needs. In 2010, in preparation for the launch of Bloomberg Government, Bloomberg L.P. acquired Eagle Eye Publishing, a provider of data on federal procurement. A year later, in August 2011, Bloomberg L.P. purchased Arlington, Virginia-based publisher of business and government news services, Bureau of National Affairs (BNA), to help build the company's government and law market franchise.
In its inaugural year, Bloomberg Government received a Knight-Batten Award for Innovation in Journalism for combining interactive data, analytics and reporting that quantifies the business impacts of government action. In 2012, the service won a CODiE award for Best Governance, Risk & Compliance Information Solution and was also nominated in the category of Best Political Information Resource.
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