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In May 2017, under the DATA Act, every agency in the U.S. federal government began reporting its spending information as standardized data – creating the most valuable open data set in the world.
The Data Coalition and Booz Allen Hamilton co-hosted a breakfast panel discussion that gave attendees a front-row seat on the firstfruits of the DATA Act. DATA Act enthusiasts gathered at the Booz Allen Hamilton Innovation Center.
Guests heard an overview of what to expect from the first reporting deadline, insights into the importance of standardized federal spending data, what this means for transparency and government management, and an assessment from Treasury and OMB leaders on DATA Act implementation to date.
Following the breakfast, Booz Allen Hamilton hosted the first-ever DATA Act Hackathon. Data enthusiasts were invited to form teams to tackle the newly-available data sets and create applications to benefit all the users of federal spending information. DATA Act Hackathon winners will be announced at a reception on Friday evening, April 28th. For details on entering the DATA Act Hackathon, please contact Booz Allen Hamilton.
How can we enable federal agencies to harness their own spending data to improve the performance of government? How can we better allocate taxpayers’ money to support economic growth and better services for the American people? The DATA Act Hackathon will start to answer these questions.
The DATA Act Hackathon was sponsored by Booz Allen Hamilton, Amazon Web Services, and Kearney & Co.
Christina HoDeputy Assistant Secretary for Accounting Policy and Financial Transparency, Treasury Department
Kristen HoneySenior Advisor, Office of the CIO, White House OMB
Congressman Jim Jordan (OH-4)United States House of Representatives
Matt LiraSpecial Assistant to the President for Innovation Policy and Initiatives
Bryce PippertVice President, Booz Allen Hamilton
Katy RotherCounsel, House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
Dave ZvenyachExecutive Director, 18F, General Services Administration
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Special White House Guest
Matt Lira, Special Assistant to the President for Innovation Policy and initiatives
Special Congressional Guest
Congressman Jim Jordan (OH-4)
DATA Act Panel Discussion
Special Oversight Guest
Katy Rother, Counsel, House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform