May 25

DATA Demo Day

Capitol Hill


May 26

DATA Act Summit

Washington Hilton

In May 2014, President Obama signed the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act (DATA Act), America’s first open data law. The DATA Act requires the entire federal government to modernize its spending information from disconnected documents into standardized, open data.

By replacing document-based reports with data-centric feeds, the DATA Act can deliver better transparency for citizens, data-driven management within agencies, and automated, electronic compliance for grantees and contractors.

Some agencies have already begun to standardize their spending information so that it can be published and visualized as open data. And the Department of Health and Human Services has begun a pilot program to test software that can help federal grantees compile their reports automatically. But the DATA Act still faces significant challenges and institutional opposition.

The third annual DATA Act Summit, hosted by the Data Coalition and the Association of Government Accountants, brought together supporters of the open data transformation from across government and the private sector.

Highlights from #DATAActSummit 2016!


DATA Act Summit 2016

Presenters’ Slides

Note: Not all speakers used slides.

  • We’ve compiled one slide deck with most presenters’ slides! To view the slides, click here.

  • Special Treasury DATA Demo: To view the slides from Kaitlin Devine’s presentation, click here

  • Breakout 3: Recipient and Nonprofit Reporting: To view the slides from Gavin Hayman’s presentation, click here.

May 25, 2016


DATA Demo Day, Capitol Hill

On May 25th, Data Coalition members will gathered on Capitol Hill for a DATA Act Demo Day, showing how standardized spending data can deliver transparency, better management, and automated compliance.

Where: Room 342, Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, DC

NOTE: The DATA Demo Day is open to the public.

Chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee
 U.S. Senate

May 26, 2016

DATA Act Summit, Washington Hilton

On May 26th, government and industry leaders convened at the Washington Hilton for the main Summit to take stock of the transformation from documents to data.


 U.S. Senate
U.S. House of Representatives
U.S. House of Representatives

 Controller, White House OMB
Fiscal Assistant Secretary, Treasury Department
Inspector General, DOJ
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Assistant CFO, HUD
Director, Strategic Issues, GAO
Branch Chief, OMB Office of Federal Financial Management
 former Associate Director, OMB
Acting Inspector General, United States Postal Service
Director, Fiscal Service Audits, Treasury Inspector General

Senate HSGAC Republican staff
Deputy CFO, Department of the Treasury
Open Government Project Manager, Project on Government Oversight
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Financial Transparency,
Department of the Treasury
Inspector General, Department of Housing and Urban Development
Chief Executive Officer, AGA
President and Chief Executive Officer, ACT-IAC
DATA Act PMO, Department of Health and Human Services
Senior Director of IP Strategy, Workiva
Senior Advisor,
Ohio State Treasurer Josh Mandel
Deputy CFO, SBA
Chief Executive Office, Streamlink
DATA Act Product Manager, Treasury
General Counsel, Democratic Staff,
House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
Principal, Booz Allen Hamilton
Executive Director, Open Contracting
Executive Director, Data Coalition


Wednesday, May 25, 2:00pm –   4:00pm                         
DATA Demo Day, Room 342, Dirksen Senate Office Building
Senator Ron Johnson
Wednesday, May 25, 6:00pm – 8:00pm 
Welcome Reception
Speakers, sponsors, and invited guests
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May 26, 8:00 am
Registration and Breakfast, Washington Hilton
 8:30 am 

Hudson Hollister, Data Coalition
Ann Ebberts, CEO, AGA
Ted Davies, Chairman, ACT-IAC
9:00 am
Special Congressional DATA Demo
Rep. Mark Meadows
Bryce Pippert, Booz Allen Hamilton (moderator)
9:30 am
Congressional Keynote
Senator Mark Warner, United States Senate
Rep. Darrell Issa, United States House of Representatives
Steve Ressler, GovLoop (moderator)
10:00 am
DATA Act Leadership Panel
Dave Lebryk, Fiscal Assistant Secretary, Treasury Department
Dave Mader, Controller, OMB
Christina Ho, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Financial Transparency, Treasury Department
Karen F. Lee, Branch Chief, OMB Office of Federal Financial Management
Joe Kull, PwC (moderator)
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11:00 am
Networking Break
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11:30 am
Federal Keynote 
Mike Peckham, Director, HHS DATA Act PMO
Adam Roth, Streamlink (moderator)
12:00 pm 
Special Treasury DATA Demo
Kaitlin Devine, DATA Act Product Manager, Treasury
 Dean Ritz, Workiva (moderator)
12:30 pm
Plenary Address – Liberating Data from DUNS: Easier than You Think
1:00 pm
2:00 pm
Inspector General Panel
Michael E. Horowitz, Inspector General, Department of Justice
David A. Montoya, Inspector General, Department of Housing and Urban Development
Tammy Whitcomb, Acting Inspector General, Postal Service
Jim Lisle, Director, Fiscal Service Audits, Office of Inspector General, Treasury Department
Marcella Cavallaro, Esri (moderator)
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3:00 pm 
Networking Break
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3:30 pm
Breakout 1: Accountability 
– Patrick Bailey, Senate HSGAC Republican staff
– Krista Boyd, House OGR Democratic staff
–  Michelle Sager, Director, Strategic Issues, GAO
– Sean Moulton, Open Government Program Manager, POGO
– Robert Shea, Grant Thornton (moderator)
Breakout 2: Financial Management
– Sarah Lyberg, Assistant CFO, Department of Housing and Urban Development
– Tim GribbenDeputy CFO, SBA
– Dorrice Roth, Deputy CFO, Treasury Department
– Tasha Austin, Deloitte (moderator)
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Breakout 3: Recipient and Nonprofit Reporting
– Mike Peckham, Director, HHS DATA Act PMO
–  Allison Grayson, Policy Director, Independent Sector
–  Seth Unger, Senior Advisor, Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel
– Bob Carlson, Assistant Attorney General, Missouri
– Gavin Hayman, Executive Director, Open Contracting
– Hudson Hollister, Data Coalition (moderator)
4:30 pm
Closing Keynote
Shelley Metzenbaum, former Associate Director, OMB
Hudson Hollister, Data Coalition (moderator)
5:15 pm
Closing Remarks
Hudson Hollister, Data Coalition
Ann Ebberts, CEO, AGA
Herschel Chandler, ACT-IAC



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