DATA Act Summit 2017

Overview


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 fourth annual DATA Act Summit was 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.

Speakers


Senator Robert Portman (R-OH)

U.S. Senate

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA-49)

U.S. House of Representatives

Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-VA-11)

U.S. House of Representatives, Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Government Operations (Ranking Member)

Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-TX-27)

U.S. House of Representatives (Welcome Reception speaker)

Margie Graves

Acting U.S. Chief Information Officer, OMB

Matt Lira

Special Assistant to the President for Innovation Policy and Initiatives, Office of American Innovation, The White House

Mark Reger

Deputy Controller, OMB

Dave Lebryk

Fiscal Assistant Secretary, Bureau of the Fiscal Service, U.S. Treasury Department

Rob Cook

Commissioner of the Technology Transformation Service, General Services Administration

Victoria Collin

Acting Chief, Management Controls and Assistance Branch, Office of Federal Financial Management, OMB

Phil Ashlock

Data & Analytics Portfolio Lead (Acting), Technology Transformation Service, GSA

Tim Gribben

Chief Financial Officer and Associate Administrator for Performance Management, U.S. Small Business Administration

Christina Ho

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Accounting Policy and Financial Transparency, Office of Domestic Finance, U.S. Treasury Department

Stacy Marcott

Chief Financial Officer (Acting), Office of the Chief Financial Officer, Management Directorate, Department of Homeland Security

Matt Cutts

Administrator and Deputy Federal Chief Information Officer (Acting), U.S. Digital Service, Office of Management and Budget, Executive Office of the President

Amy Edwards

Senior Advisor, Fiscal Transparency, Office of the Fiscal Assistant Secretary, U.S. Treasury Department

Bruce Whitlock

Senior Technical Advisor to the Chief Information Officer, Office of Justice Programs, Department of Justice

Michael Peckham

Director, DATA Act Program Management Office, Department of Health and Human Services

Kaitlin Devine

Product Owner, beta.usaspending.gov, beta.USASpending.gov, 18F, GSA (Treasury Detailee)

Amy Haseltine

Executive Director, Office of IT Strategy, Policy, and Governance, Department of Health and Human Services

Debbie Harker

Assistant Inspector General for Audit, U.S. Treasury Department

Craig Jennings

Senior Advisor, Federal Chief Information Officers Council, GSA

Jacob Harold

CEO, GuideStar

Justin Marsico

Senior Policy Analyst, Bureau of the Fiscal Service, U.S. Treasury

Andrea Smith

Director, Fiscal Service Audits, Office of Inspector General, U.S. Treasury

Christopher Traver

Senior Advisor for Information Sharing, Administration for Children and Families, Department of Health and Human Services

Kerry Neal

Deputy Director for the Office of Grants and Debarment, U.S. Environmental Agency

Jason Malmstrom

Assistant Inspector General for Audits, Office of the Deputy Attorney General, Department of Justice

Robert Shea

Principal, Grant Thronton

Kelly Tshibaka

Chief Data Officer, Office of Inspector General, U.S. Postal Service

J. Cameron Thurber

Deputy Inspector General, Federal Election Commission

Nathan Dietz

Senior Research Associate, Urban Institute

Christina Bapst

Managing Director, National Information Exchange Model

Carey Kluttz

Senior Program Manager, Open Contracting Partnership

Tom Temin

Host/Managing Editor, The Federal Drive, Federal News Radio

Dave Zvenyach

Assistant Commissioner (Acting), 18F, GSA (invited)

Sheila Conley

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Finance and Deputy Chief Financial Officer, HHS

Rebecca Sweger

DATA Act Senior Technical Lead, 18F, GSA (Treasury Detailee)

Maureen Wylie

Chief Financial Officer, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Bret Hurtt

Co-founder and CEO, data.world

Demek Adams

Partner, Grant Thornton

Frank Landefeld

Managing Director and Public Sector Market Leader, MorganFranklin Consulting

Ann Ebberts

CEO, Association of Government Accountants

Emily Shaw

Senior Implementation Advisor, Johns Hopkins University Center for Government Excellence

Aileen Burgman

DAIMS Product Owner, Bureau of Fiscal Service, U.S. Treasury

Vera Ashworth

Vice President, CGI Federal

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

Seth Clark

Senior Associate, Booz Allen Hamilton

Richard Fenger

Data Group Manager, Office of Research, University of Washington, and Co-Chair, Federal Demonstration Partnership

Venue


  The Mayflower, 1127 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, D.C.


Accomadations

Agenda


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 Kearney & Company

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 StreamLink Software
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

Sponsors


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