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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.

 

House panel takes on government transparency


Government transparency can take many forms, and not all of them have bipartisan support. (Congressional Democrats' demands for President Donald Trump’s tax returns are unlikely to get traction anytime soon, for example.) But at a March 23 House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform hearing, one piece of legislation seemed to resonate on both sides of the aisle: the Open, Public, Electronic and Necessary (OPEN) Government Act.

 

Financial Transparency Act Re-introduced


Twenty-eight Members of the House of Representatives, led by Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), have reintroduced the Financial Transparency Act (H.R. 1530). If enacted, the Financial Transparency Act would be the nation’s first RegTech law. The bill would modernize the U.S. financial regulatory reporting process from unstructured documents into fully searchable, standardized, and machine-readable data.

 

GSA Asks How to Break DUNS Monopoly


Last Friday, the General Services Administration, which manages the government-wide database of grantees and contractors and which administers the government-wide contract with D&B, released a Request for Information on alternatives to the DUNS Number.