June 9

DATA Demo Day

Capitol Hill


June 10

DATA Act Summit

Washington Convention Center


*This event occurred on June 9 and 10, 2015.

The U.S. federal government is transforming its spending.

With the passage of the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act (DATA Act), new government-wide data standards will make federal agencies, grantees, and contractors more accountable for how they receive, categorize, and spend taxpayers’ money as well as improve federal management through analytics, and allow grantees and contractors to automate compliance tasks. The full implementation of the DATA Act will open the full life cycle of federal spending to public scrutiny; deploy Big Data analytics to inform management; solve longstanding reporting challenges for grantees and contractors; and provide new business opportunities for technology companies.

Once these government-wide data standards are in place, the technologies that have already been perfected in the private sector can be put in place to deliver better accountability, better management, and automated compliance. The DATA Act’s ambitious goals can only be realized through close collaboration between Congressional supporters, lead implementers at the Treasury Department and the White House, agencies, recipients of federal funds, and the tech industry.

The second annual DATA Act Summit, hosted by the Data Transparency Coalition, brought all of these stakeholders together. On June 9th, Coalition members demonstrated their solutions on Capitol Hill. On June 10th, government and industry leaders gathered at the Washington Convention Center to collaborate on the transformation of federal spending.


 June 9, 2015


DATA Demo Day, Capitol Hill


June 10, 2015


DATA Act Summit, Washington Convention Center


Presented by

Special Policy Partner

Strategic Partner

Media Partner

Additional Sponsors

A look back at DATA Act Summit 2015

Welcome Remarks


Changing the Culture for Open Data Panel


Michael Horowitz keynote


Executive Panel


Financial Management Breakout Session


Stories of Technological Change Panel

Grover Norquist and Ralph Nader

Senator Mark Warner Keynote


Closing Remarks




Ralph Nader
Founder, Public Citizen

Grover Norquist
Founder, Americans for Tax Reform

Hon. Mark Warner
United States Senate

Michael E. Horowitz
Chair, Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency

Christina Ho
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Financial Transparency, Department of the Treasury

Karen Lee
Branch Chief, Office of Federal Financial Management, OMB

Mark Reger
Deputy Controller, OMB

Amy Edwards
Senior Advisor, Financial Transparency, Office of the Fiscal Assistant Secretary, Department of the Treasury

Joah Iannotta, Ph.D.
Assistant Director, Forensic Audits and Investigative Service, GAO


Hilary Cronin
Director of Enterprise Analytics, Department of Education

Judith R. Zawatsky
Director, Outreach & Stakeholder Management, Integrated Award Environment, Federal Acquisition Service, GSA

Chris Mihm
Managing Director, Strategic Issues, Government Accountability Office (GAO)

Hudson Hollister
Executive Director, Data Transparency Coalition

Steve Ressler
President and Founder, GovLoop

Christopher Zeleznik
Lead, Intergovernmental Recipient Engagement, DATA Act PMO, HHS

Jeff Lovett
Vice President, Finance & Performance Management & Global Oracle Partnership, Teradata

Dan Chenok
Executive Director, IBM Center for The Business of Government and Chair, Industry Advisory Council (IAC)

Ann Ebberts
CEO, Association of Government Accountants

Mike Starr

Mike Starr
Director of Strategic Initiatives, Workiva

Alex Howard
Senior Editor, Technology and Society, The Huffington Post


David C. Williams, Inspector General, USPS

David C. Williams
Inspector General, USPS



Becky Sweger
Innovation Specialist, 18F




Peter Del Toro
Assistant Director, Strategic Issues, U.S. GAO




How the DATA Act will deliver real spending transparency