DATA Act Summit 2016

Overview


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.

Speakers


Senator Mark Warner

U.S. Senate

Rep. Mark Meadows

U.S. House of Representatives

Rep. Darrell Issa

U.S. House of Representatives

Dave Mader

Controller, White House OMB

David Lebryk

Fiscal Assistant Secretary, Treasury Department

Michael E. Horowitz

Inspector General, DOJ

Sarah Lyberg

Assistant CFO, HUD

Michelle Sager

Director, Strategic Issues, GAO

Karen F. Lee

Branch Chief, OMB Office of Federal Financial Management

Shelley H. Metzenbaum

Former Associate Director, OMB

Tammy L. Whitcomb

Acting Inspector General, United States Postal Service

Jim Lisle

Director, Fiscal Service Audits, Treasury Inspector General

Patrick Bailey

Senate HSGAC Republican staff

Dorrice Roth

Deputy CFO, Department of the Treasury

Sean Moulton

Open Government Project Manager, Project on Government Oversight

Christina Ho

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Financial Transparency, Department of the Treasury

David A. Montoya

Inspector General, Department of Housing and Urban Development

Ann Ebberts

Chief Executive Officer, AGA

Ted Davies

President and Chief Executive Officer, ACT-IAC

Mike Peckham

DATA Act PMO, Department of Health and Human Services

Dean Ritz

Senior Director of IP Strategy, Workiva

Seth Unger

Senior Advisor, Ohio State Treasurer Josh Mandel

Tim Gribben

Deputy CFO, SBA

Marcella Cavallaro

Esri

Steve Ressler

Govloop

Kaitlin Devine

DATA Act Product Manager, Treasury

Krista Boyd

General Counsel, Democratic Staff, House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

Bryce Pippers

Principal, Booz Allen Hamilton

Gavin Hayman

Executive Director, Open Contracting

Joe Kull

PwC

Venue


  Washington Hilton, 1919 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC




Agenda


Thursday,
May 26, 8:00 am
Registration and Breakfast, Washington Hilton
 8:30 am 

Welcome
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)
Sponsored by PwC
11:00 am
Networking Break
Sponsored by Grant Thornton
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
Lunch 
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)
Sponsored by Esri
3:00 pm 
Networking Break
Sponsored by Grant Thornton
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)
Sponsored by Deloitte
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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