Data Breakfast: Open Data For Oversight

Esri and the Data Coalition co-hosted a breakfast on April 26 to explore how government-wide data standards can be utilized for internal government oversight.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016, 7:30am-9:00am 

1776 Crystal City, 2231 Crystal Dr #1000

Arlington, VA 22202

The U.S. federal government is transforming its spending information into open data – fully standardized and searchable, for the first time – under the DATA Act of 2014. Congress passed the DATA Act to improve public transparency. But its impact on internal oversight will be just as big.

When spending information is expressed as open data, managers and inspectors general can use it to deploy powerful new analytical tools that reveal patterns, suss out fraud, and direct investigations. Even before the DATA Act’s government-wide standards go into mandatory effect in May 2017, inspectors general and other leaders across the government are deploying analytical tools against existing data sets, to resounding effect.

The Data Coalition’s most recent Data Breakfast, presented by Esri, explored how standardized spending information is empowering federal oversight.


Presenting Sponsor





Speakers will be updated as they are confirmed. 


 Former Inspector General, U.S. Postal Service
Director, Center for Enhanced Analytics, GAO
Assistant Inspector General, DOJ


Principal, MITRE Corporation


7:30 am Registration 
7:50 am Opening Remarks
8:00 am Open Data for Oversight Panel
8:50 am Closing remarks