The DATA Act of 2014 has transformed the way the U.S. government tracks and reports its finances. In May, every federal agency began reporting its spending information as standardized, open data. The Treasury Department has combined these reports into the first-ever unified electronic picture of all federal spending – the world’s most single most valuable open data set.

The Data Coalition’s DATA Act Demo Day (June 28th) and the fourth annual DATA Act Summit (June 29th), were the best places to experience the transformation of federal spending from disconnected documents into useful data. The Summit brought together the Congressional allies and administration officials who are driving these changes; the agency leaders who are using newly-standardized data to derive new insights; the nonprofit advocates who are supporting data-driven accountability; and the technology companies whose solutions are doing the work.

For federal financial managers, the DATA Act means better decisions. For inspectors general, the DATA Act enables high-tech anti-fraud tools. For grantees and contractors, the DATA Act promises automated, cheaper reporting. For Congress and the public, the DATA Act offers a richer understanding of how taxpayers’ money is being spent. On June 29, the DATA Act Summit explored all these impacts.


Pictures from DATA Act Summit

DATA Act Summit 2017

Speakers’ Slide Decks

  • Morning and afternoon main stage slides
  • Track one slides: Data for Agency Management Reform, Policy Setting, and Performance
  • Track two slides: Treasury Leadership and Data Analytics
  • Track three slides: Transforming Grant Reporting
Note: Not all speakers used slides.

June 28, 2017

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DATA Act Demo Day, Capitol Hill

On June 28th, Data Coalition members gathered on Capitol Hill for a DATA Act Demo Day, showing Members of Congress how standardized spending data can deliver transparency, better management, and automated compliance. The DATA Act Demo Day was presented by data.world.

Speakers

(Speakers will be updated as they are confirmed)

U.S. House of Representatives
(DATA Act Demo Day speaker)
U.S. House of Representatives
(DATA Act Demo Day speaker)
U.S. House of Representatives
(DATA Act Demo Day speaker)
U.S. House of Representatives
(DATA Act Demo Day speaker)

June 29, 2017

DATA Act Summit, Mayflower Hotel

On June 29th, government and industry leaders will convene at the Mayflower Hotel for the all-day DATA Act Summit – and explore the transformation of federal spending from disconnected documents into open data.

Speakers

Speakers will be added to the website as they are confirmed.

U.S. House of Representatives
U.S. House of Representatives,
Oversight and Government Reform
Subcommittee on Government Operations 
(Ranking Member)
U.S. House of Representatives
(Welcome Reception speaker)
Acting U.S. Chief Information Officer, OMB
Special Assistant to the President for
Innovation Policy and Initiatives,
Office of American Innovation, The White House
Deputy Controller, OMB
Fiscal Assistant Secretary,
Bureau of the Fiscal Service,
U.S. Treasury Department
Commissioner of the Technology Transformation Service,
General Services Administration
Acting Chief, Management Controls
and Assistance Branch,
Office of Federal Financial Management, OMB
Data & Analytics Portfolio Lead (Acting),
Technology Transformation Service, GSA
Chief Financial Officer and Associate
Administrator for Performance Management,
U.S. Small Business Administration
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Accounting Policy
and Financial Transparency,
Office of Domestic Finance, U.S. Treasury Department
 Chief Financial Officer (Acting),
Office of the Chief Financial Officer,
Management Directorate,
Department of Homeland Security
Administrator and Deputy
Federal Chief Information Officer (Acting),
U.S. Digital Service, Office of Management and Budget,
Executive Office of the President
Senior Advisor, Fiscal Transparency,
Office of the Fiscal Assistant Secretary, U.S. Treasury Department
Senior Technical Advisor to the Chief Information Officer,
Office of Justice Programs, Department of Justice
Director, DATA Act Program Management Office,
Department of Health and Human Services
Product Owner, beta.usaspending.gov,
beta.USASpending.gov, 18F, GSA (Treasury Detailee)
Executive Director, Office of IT Strategy, Policy,
and Governance,
Department of Health and Human Services
Renata Maziarz
Director for Data Transparency, Bureau of Fiscal Service, U.S Treasury Department
Assistant Inspector General for Audit,
U.S. Treasury Department
Senior Advisor,
Federal Chief Information Officers Council, GSA
CEO, GuideStar
 Senior Policy Analyst,
Bureau of the Fiscal Service, U.S. Treasury
Director, Fiscal Service Audits,
Office of Inspector General, U.S. Treasury
Senior Advisor for Information Sharing,
Administration for Children and Families,
Department of Health and Human Services

Deputy Director for the Office of Grants and Debarment,
U.S.  Environmental Agency
Assistant Inspector General for Audits,
Office of the Deputy Attorney General,
Department of Justice
Principal, Grant Thronton
Chief Data Officer, Office of Inspector General,
U.S. Postal Service
Deputy Inspector General,
Federal Election Commission
Senior Research Associate, Urban Institute
Managing Director,
National Information Exchange Model
Senior Program Manager,
Open Contracting Partnership
Executive Director, Data Coalition
Host/Managing Editor,
The Federal Drive, Federal News Radio
Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton
Assistant Commissioner (Acting),
18F, GSA (invited)
Vice President of Governmental
and Regulatory Affairs, Workiva
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Finance
and Deputy Chief Financial Officer, HHS
Founder and CEO,
StreamLink Software
DATA Act Senior Technical Lead,
18F, GSA (Treasury Detailee)
Chief Financial Officer,
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Co-founder and CEO, data.world
Partner, Grant Thornton
Managing Director and
Public Sector Market Leader,
MorganFranklin Consulting
Senior Manager, Deloitte
CEO,
Association of Government Accountants
Senior Implementation Advisor,
Johns Hopkins University
Center for Government Excellence
DAIMS Product Owner,
Bureau of Fiscal Service, U.S. Treasury
Vice President, CGI Federal
Senior Manager,
Kearney & Company – Hackathon Team DATAKNOTS
Data Scientist,
Booz Allen Hamilton – Hackathon Team
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Director, Public Sector Solutions,
Qlik – Hackathon Team Qlik Bait
President, Prestructure, LLC –
Hackathon Team Drill Down
Senior Associate,
Booz Allen Hamilton
Data Group Manager, Office of Research,
University of Washington, and Co-Chair,
Federal Demonstration Partnership

Agenda

Wednesday, 
June 28
1:00pm – 4:00 pm 
DATA Act Demo Day
Room 2203, Rayburn House Office Building
  • Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC-11)
  • Rep. Mike Quigley (D-IL-5)
  • Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH-4)
  • Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO-2)
  • Brett Hurt, Co-founder and CEO, data.world
  • Hudson Hollister, Founder and Executive Director, Data Coalition
Wednesday, 
June 28
5:00pm 
Welcome Reception
Speakers, Data Coalition members, and DATA Act Summit sponsors only
  • Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-TX-27)
  • Hudson Hollister, Founder and Executive Director, Data Coalition
  • Carlos Otal, Managing Partner, Grant Thornton
Thursday, 
June 29
8:00 am
DATA Act Summit
Registration and Breakfast
Mayflower Hotel, Washington. D.C.
8:30 am
Welcome
(Grand Ballroom)
Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-VA-11)
Hudson Hollister, Founder and Executive Director, Data Coalition
Bryce Pippert, Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton
Ann Ebberts, CEO, Association of Government Accountants
9:00 am
Treasury Keynote
Dave Lebryk, Fiscal Assistant Secretary, U.S. Treasury
Mike Starr, Vice President of Governmental and Regulatory Affairs, Workiva (moderator)
9:30 am Networking Break 
10:00 am
Senate Keynote
Senator Robert Portman (R-OH)
Robert Shea, Principal, Grant Thornton (moderator)
10:30 am – 11:00 am 
Plenary: The Importance of the DATA Act 
Rob Cook, Commissioner for the Technology Transformation Services, GSA
Bryce Pippert, Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton (moderator)
11:00 am – 11:30am 
House Keynote
Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA-49)
Tom Temin, Federal News Radio (moderator)
11:30 am – 1:00 pm Lunch 
Track 1: Data for Agency Management Reform, Policy Setting, and Performance
(Palm Court)
Track 2: Treasury Leadership and Data Analytics 

(Grand Ballroom)

Track 3: Transforming Grant Reporting 

(East Room)

1:00 pm – 1:30 pm

OMB Plenary 

  • Mark Reger, Deputy Controller, Office of Federal Financial Management, OMB
  • Vera Ashworth, Vice President, CGI Federal (moderator)
 
 Treasury Plenary

  • Christina Ho, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Accounting Policy and Financial Transparency, Office of Domestic Finance, U.S. Treasury
  • Frank Landefeld, Managing Director and Public Sector Market Leader, MorganFranklin Consulting (moderator)
Health and Human Services Plenary
  • Amy Haseltine, Executive Director, Office of IT Strategy, Policy, and Governance, HHS
  • Adam Roth, Founder and CEO, StreamLink Software (moderator)
1:30 pm – 2:15 pm

Standardized Data for IT Management

  • Amy Haseltine, Executive Director, Office of IT Strategy, Policy, and Governance, HHS
  • Phil Ashlock, Data & Analytics Portfolio Lead (Acting), Technology Transformation Service, GSA
  • Craig Jennings, Senior Advisor, Federal Chief Information Officers Council, GSA
  • Tasha Austin, Senior Manager, Deloitte (moderator)
 
The DATA Act Implementation Team 

  • Amy Edwards, Senior Advisor, Fiscal Transparency, Office of the Fiscal Assistant Secretary, U.S. Treasury
  • Aileen Burgman, DAIMS Product Owner, Bureau of Fiscal Service, U.S. Treasury
  • Renata Maziarz, Director for Data Transparency, Bureau of Fiscal Service, U.S. Treasury
  • Kaitlin Devine, Product Owner, beta.USASpending.gov, 18F, GSA (Treasury Detailee)
  • Rebecca Sweger, DATA Act Senior Technical Lead, 18F, GSA (Treasury Detailee)
  • Sherry Weir, Partner, Kearney & Company (moderator)

Sponsored by 

Transforming Federal Grant Management Through Standardized Reporting
  • Michael Peckham, Director, DATA Act Program Management Office, HHS
  • Bruce Whitlock, Senior Technical Advisor to the Chief Information Officer, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice
  • Victoria Collin, Acting Chief, Management Controls and Assistance Branch, Office of Federal Financial Management, OMB (invited)
  • Adam Roth, Founder and CEO, StreamLink Software (moderator)
Sponsored by
2:15 pm – 3:00 pm 
CFO Perspective
  • Tim Gribben, Chief Financial Officer and Associate Administrator for Performance Management, SBA
  • Stacy Marcott, Chief Financial Officer (Acting), DHS
  • Maureen Wylie, Chief Financial Officer, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
  • Sheila Conley, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Finance and Deputy Chief Financial Officer, HHS
  • Demek Adams, Partner, Grant Thornton (moderator)
Analytics and Hackathon Showcase

  • Seth Clark, Senior Associate, Booz Allen Hamilton (introductory remarks)
  • Nichole Gable, Senior Manager, Kearney & Company – Hackathon Team DATAKNOTS
  • Richard Broomfield, Data Scientist, Booz Allen Hamilton – Hackathon Team Default_Team_Name
  • Srinivas Kosaraju, Director, Public Sector Solutions, Qlik – Hackathon Team Qlik Bait
  • Dave Anderson, President, Prestructure, LLC – Hackathon Team Drill Down
  • Justin Marsico, Senior Policy Analyst, Bureau of the Fiscal Service, U.S. Treasury (moderator)
Open Data to Connect Agencies and Recipients
  • Richard Fenger, Data Group Manager, Office of Research, University of Washington, and Co-Chair, Federal Demonstration Partnership
  • Nathan Dietz, Senior Research Associate, Urban Institute
  • Kerry Neal, Deputy Director, Office of Grants and Debarment, Environmental Protection Agency
  • Hudson Hollister, Founder and Executive Director, Data Coalition (moderator)
3:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Networking Break
 3:30 pm – 4:15 pm
Leveraging Technology to Modernize Government
  • Matt Lira, Special Assistant to the President for Innovation Policy and Initiatives, Office of American Innovation, The White House
  • Matt Cutts, Acting Administrator, United States Digital Service
  • Rebecca Sweger, DATA Act Senior Technical Lead, 18F, GSA (Treasury Detailee)
  • Dave Zvenyach, Assistant Commissioner (Acting), 18F, GSA (invited)
  • Brett Hurt, co-founder and CEO, data.world (moderator)
Auditing Compliance and Investigating the Data
  • Debbie Harker, Assistant Inspector General for Audit, U.S. Treasury
  • J. Cameron Thurber, Deputy Inspector General, Federal Election Commission
  • Kelly Tshibaka, Chief Data Officer, Office of Inspector General, U.S. Postal Service
  • Jason Malmstrom, Assistant Inspector General for Audit, U.S. Department of Justice
  • Andrea Smith, Director, Fiscal Service Audits, Office of Inspector General, U.S. Treasury (moderator)

 

Open Data to Deliver Program Improvements
  • Chris Traver, Senior Advisor for Information Sharing, Administration for Children and Families, HHS
  • Emily Shaw, Senior Implementation Advisor, Johns Hopkins University Center for Government Excellence
  • Jacob Harold, CEO GuideStar
  • Christina Bapst, Managing Director, National Information Exchange Model
  • Carey Kluttz, Senior Program Manager, Open Contracting Partnership
  • Hudson Hollister, Founder and Executive Director, Data Coalition (moderator)
4:30 pm – 4:50 pm 
Closing Keynote
(Grand Ballrom)
 Margie Graves, Acting U.S. Chief Information Officer, OMB
Christian Hoehner (moderator)
4:45 pm – 5:00 pm

Closing Remarks
Hudson Hollister, Founder and Executive Director, Data Coalition
Bryce Pippert, Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton

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