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    • June 05, 2024
    • 9:30 AM
    • June 06, 2024
    • 1:00 PM
    • Virtual



    In an era where data is recognized as a critical asset, the potential for informed decision-making and effective governance is vast. However, the use of data as a lever for public participation and societal benefit requires more than just mere collection and analytics. Meaningful use demands a strategic framework that enables the institutionalization for data as an actionable resource within the public sector. 

    The Data Foundation and George Washington University’s Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration invite the academic community (faculty and students), policy-makers and -influencers, practitioners, and data scientists to contribute proposals that explore the multifaceted challenges and opportunities for contextualizing data in public sector organizations.

    Proposals are encouraged to address one of the following themes:

    • Strategies for embedding data-driven decision-making within public sector institutions at the federal, state, or local level
    • The role of technology and infrastructure in facilitating the use of data
    • Innovative methods for facilitating data quality, security, and privacy in public sector applications, including with AI
    • Case studies about successful data integration demonstrating either short-term or long-term impacts on public services and policy that help build a body of evidence about the usefulness and value of data activities
    • Innovative approaches to engaging the public and key stakeholders in the collection, use, and governance of data, including emerging uses of to promote participation

      Proposals should articulate the resources available and used for stakeholders that enable action. Within each presentation, presenters should also aim to offer insights about how data can be systematically transformed into an institutional asset that drives efficiency, transparency, and public value. We are particularly interested in contributions that provide actionable recommendations for policy, practice, and research, and also suggest where future policy research opportunities may be beneficial for the community in the next five years.

      Proposals may consider perspectives from expert observations, gray literature, and peer-reviewed research, but must be responsive to the theme.


      The final agenda will be announced the week of May 27, 2024. Thank you.

      June 5, 2023 (Half Day)                                               June 6, 2023 (Half Day)

      9:30 AM - 1:00 PM                                                         9:30 AM - 1:00 PM


      • June 27, 2024
      • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
      • Virtual & In-Person (Open Gov Hub: 1100 13th St NW, Suite 800 Washington, DC, 20005)


      The Data Foundation is convening a broad-based, half-day public forum, FDTA Forum 2024: Defining Success, to highlight the nuance of the joint proposed rule on data standards and what successful implementation could mean for financial regulatory compliance, transparency, and data quality as we anticipate the release of the expected proposed joint rule. The Data Foundation, in partnership with DFIN, invites speakers to address fundamental questions around the success of the Financial Data Transparency Act (FDTA) and the proposed rule on data standards, building on emerging dialogues over the past year. 

      Prompts to consider:

      • What do government and financial institutions need to make the implementation of the FDTA successful?

      • What key provisions, definitions, elements, or standards listed in the FDTA are not addressed in the rule (Why does that matter)? 

      The afternoon event will convene at the Open Gov Hub in Washington, D.C., Thursday, June 27, 2024. 

      The Financial Data Transparency Act (FDTA) amends securities and banking laws to make the information reported to financial regulators electronically searchable and to further enable the development of regulatory technologies and artificial intelligence applications. The ultimate goal is to harmonize reporting requirements, reduce the private sector’s regulatory compliance burden, and enhance transparency and accountability. The covered financial regulatory agencies have two years from the date of enactment to issue a joint rulemaking. The deadline for the proposed joint rule publication is 18 months after enactment (late June 2024) followed by a public comment period. 

      *Priority will be given to in-person speakers


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    March 07, 2024 Demystifying AI and Simplifying Regulatory Reporting with HData
    February 22, 2024 Storytelling with Data: Cases that Demonstrate the Power of Using Evidence in Decision-Making
    January 17, 2024 The Evidence Act: From Promise to Progress - Examining Impacts and Charting the Path Forward
    December 19, 2023 Leveraging Data for Mission Success: Findings from the 2023 Survey of Federal Chief Data Officers
    December 12, 2023 Stakeholder Engagement for Evidence Building
    December 06, 2023 PitchFest 2023: Unlocking the Vision of the Financial Data Transparency Act
    November 07, 2023 govDATAx 2023
    June 15, 2023 Improving the Government Experience: Building Trust with the Public Sector’s Customers with Better Services
    June 07, 2023 Innovations in Government Policymaking
    May 04, 2023 Eager for AI: A Briefing on Prioritizing Data Readiness in Government
    April 11, 2023 RegTech 2023 Data Summit: Data Modernization under the Financial Data Transparency Act
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    September 13, 2022 Evidence Commission 5 Years Later: Markers of Success, Areas for Continued Progress
    June 22, 2022 2022 Virtual Research Symposium: Assessing Capacity for Using Data to Build Actionable Evidence
    May 19, 2022 Federal Financial Executives Accelerating Data Innovation and Transparency
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    April 28, 2022 Accelerating AI and Innovations Across the DOE Enterprise: A Path to Success and Impact on Mission Objectives
    March 16, 2022 AI Public Forum x RegTech22 Data Summit
    January 25, 2022 Advancing Data in Homeland Security: Implementing the Evidence Act & the Federal Data Strategy at DHS
    December 07, 2021 RegTech Solutions Showcase
    November 18, 2021 RegTech 2021 Series: Driving the ESG Ecosystem with Auditable, Standardized, and Machine-Readable Data
    November 09, 2021 Forum: CDO Mission and Vision
    November 03, 2021 How Digitalization Creates Data Assets to Fuel Innovation & Transform Mission Operations
    October 21, 2021 RegTech Series 2021: The ESG Corporate Reporting Data Lifecycle (Part 3)
    September 30, 2021 GovDatax 2021 Datum Awards
    September 14, 2021 Better Transparency for Federal Budget Formulation: A Discussion of the CBJ Transparency Act
    August 29, 2021 RegTech 2021: Making Artificial Intelligence Real: The Future of Government Use of AI
    July 15, 2021 The Talent Pipeline for Data Science in Government: Strengthening the Workforce for AI, Data Analytics, and Data Governance
    July 07, 2021 Building Federal Evaluation Capacity: A Discussion of the New White House Evaluation and Learning Agenda Guidance
    June 30, 2021 Policing in America: Racial and Ethnic Variations in Perspectives on Police Activities
    June 17, 2021 The Future of the GREAT Act: Improving Grants Efficiency and Transparency with Better Data
    June 02, 2021 What the Biden Budget Means for the Data and Evidence Communities
    May 18, 2021 Data Symposium 2021: Exploring Emerging Data Capabilities in Government
    May 06, 2021 AI Solutions Showcase
    April 08, 2021 Issues in Evaluation: Improving Performance Measurement and Evaluation
    March 30, 2021 DATA Act in Action: Successfully Leveraging Financial Data to Optimize Spending Decisions
    March 24, 2021 Innovations in Privacy-Preserving Tech: Applications for Government Data Sharing
    March 18, 2021 RegTech 2021 Series: Move.AI - Advancing Regulatory Technology with AI
    March 09, 2021 The Role of Learning Agendas for Federal Agencies’ Pursuit of Evidence-Based Policymaking
    March 02, 2021 Structuring the Data Office for Success
    February 25, 2021 Solutions Showcase: Using Data to Support COVID-19 Response & Recovery
    February 09, 2021 Prioritizing Scientific Integrity & Evidence-Based Policymaking: A Look at the White House Memo
    February 04, 2021 21st Century Data Protection: Achieving New Safeguards While Promoting Data Accessibility
    January 14, 2021 Evidence Act at 2: Progress, Challenges, and Opportunities for 2021
    January 11, 2021 Test Event
    December 14, 2020 Evidence-Based Equity: Building Community and Trust for Evaluation and Evidence in the 21st Century
    November 02, 2020 Forum: Federal Data Strategy Priorities for 2021
    October 15, 2020 Improving Government-wide Information Policy Coordination
    September 24, 2020 Effective Data Governance: A Discussion on the Role of Federal Chief Data Officers
    September 18, 2020 Issues in Evaluation Series: Conditions to Consider in the Use of Randomized Experimental Designs in Evaluation
    July 30, 2020 A Strategy for Modernizing Data Infrastructure in the United States: Implementing a National Secure Data Service
    June 04, 2020 COVID Impact Survey Webinar: Week 3 Data Release
    May 20, 2020 2020 Data Foundation Virtual Symposium
    April 07, 2020 Data Literacy Programs 101: The What, Why and How to Get Started
    February 20, 2020 Webinar: Exploring the Funding Options for the Evidence Act
    October 24, 2019 Accelerating into a Digital Future: Simplifying Entity Identification for the Digital Age
    June 10, 2019 Report Launch: Assessing Federal Blockchain Initiatives
    October 10, 2018 Data Transparency 2018
    October 17, 2017 TecNation 2017
    September 26, 2017 Data Transparency 2017
    June 08, 2017 DATA Act Training - June 2017
    September 29, 2016 DATA Act Training
    September 28, 2016 Data Transparency 2016
    August 28, 2016 Making Open Data Stick: A Fireside Chat on Continuity
    August 27, 2016 California Database Hunt - DC
    May 03, 2016 DATA Act Implementation Forum: Using Financial Analytics and Data - Centric Reporting in Government
    April 12, 2016 Door Stop Awards
    March 04, 2016 Open Data Day DC

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