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Breaking down next week’s DATA Act Summit – what not to miss!


Our DATA Act Summit is happening next week. This event may be our fourth annual, but it will be different. For the first time in history, the U.S. government has published a single open data set covering all its spending. This data set is changing the way the federal government manages itself. It will be the centerpiece of our event. And you’re invited to hear from all the folks who made it possible.

 

Mnuchin’s Congressional Recommendations Point to Financial Transparency Act


On Tuesday, June 13th, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin testified before the House Appropriations Committee in defense of the Treasury Department’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Budget request (see the request here). Mnuchin’s testimony showed an opening to standardize data fields and formats across the nation’s overlapping financial regulatory regimes - just as the Data Coalition has already been recommending to Congress.

 

Open Data in Texas Brings Transparency Outside, Efficiency Inside


The Data Coalition hosted its first-ever Texas Data Demo Day, sponsored by Grant Thornton and in partnership with Open Austin, on Wednesday, May 10th, in downtown Austin. The event highlighted the ongoing work of state and municipal leaders as they maximize transparency outside government and improve efficiency inside, by standardizing and publishing their data.

 

DATA Act Summit & Data Demo Day 2017


The Data Coalition's fourth annual DATA Act Summit is happening on June 29, in D.C. The all-day Summit will be an opportunity to experience the transformation of federal spending from disconnected documents into useful data. Join us!

 

Bipartisan, Bicameral OPEN Government Data Act Reintroduced


Today a bicameral and bipartisan group of lawmakers reintroduced the Open, Public, Electronic and Necessary (OPEN) Government Data Act (H.R. 1770). The OPEN Government Data Act will require all federal agencies to publish their information online, using non-proprietary, machine-readable data formats. Senators Ben Sasse (R-NE) and Brian Schatz (D-HI), and Representatives Blake Farenthold (R-TX) and Derek Kilmer (D-WA) led the reintroduction.

 

Data accessibility: Your data distilled


Tune in to FEDtalk this Friday to learn how federal agencies are using data visualization techniques to better educate the public on what they are doing and to improve government transparency. Host Nikki Cannon will be joined in-studio by data experts Robert Dolan of Tableau, Hudson Hollister of Data Coalition, and Alex Howard of the Sunlight Foundation to discuss these latest trends and their impact on the public at large.