DATA Demo Day
DATA Act Summit
Washington Convention Center
*This event occurred on June 9 and 10, 2015.
The U.S. federal government is transforming its spending.
With the passage of the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act (DATA Act), new government-wide data standards will make federal agencies, grantees, and contractors more accountable for how they receive, categorize, and spend taxpayers’ money as well as improve federal management through analytics, and allow grantees and contractors to automate compliance tasks. The full implementation of the DATA Act will open the full life cycle of federal spending to public scrutiny; deploy Big Data analytics to inform management; solve longstanding reporting challenges for grantees and contractors; and provide new business opportunities for technology companies.
Once these government-wide data standards are in place, the technologies that have already been perfected in the private sector can be put in place to deliver better accountability, better management, and automated compliance. The DATA Act’s ambitious goals can only be realized through close collaboration between Congressional supporters, lead implementers at the Treasury Department and the White House, agencies, recipients of federal funds, and the tech industry.
The second annual DATA Act Summit, hosted by the Data Transparency Coalition, brought all of these stakeholders together. On June 9th, Coalition members demonstrated their solutions on Capitol Hill. On June 10th, government and industry leaders gathered at the Washington Convention Center to collaborate on the transformation of federal spending.
June 9, 2015
DATA Demo Day, Capitol Hill
A look back at DATA Act Summit 2015
Changing the Culture for Open Data Panel
Michael Horowitz keynote
Financial Management Breakout Session
Stories of Technological Change Panel
Grover Norquist and Ralph Nader
Senator Mark Warner Keynote
Founder, Public Citizen
Founder, Americans for Tax Reform
Hon. Mark Warner
United States Senate
Michael E. Horowitz
Chair, Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Financial Transparency, Department of the Treasury
Branch Chief, Office of Federal Financial Management, OMB
Deputy Controller, OMB
Senior Advisor, Financial Transparency, Office of the Fiscal Assistant Secretary, Department of the Treasury
Joah Iannotta, Ph.D.
Assistant Director, Forensic Audits and Investigative Service, GAO
Director of Enterprise Analytics, Department of Education
Judith R. Zawatsky
Director, Outreach & Stakeholder Management, Integrated Award Environment, Federal Acquisition Service, GSA
Managing Director, Strategic Issues, Government Accountability Office (GAO)
Executive Director, Data Transparency Coalition
President and Founder, GovLoop
Lead, Intergovernmental Recipient Engagement, DATA Act PMO, HHS
Vice President, Finance & Performance Management & Global Oracle Partnership, Teradata
Executive Director, IBM Center for The Business of Government and Chair, Industry Advisory Council (IAC)
CEO, Association of Government Accountants
Director of Strategic Initiatives, Workiva
Senior Editor, Technology and Society, The Huffington Post
David C. Williams
Inspector General, USPS
Innovation Specialist, 18F
Peter Del Toro
Assistant Director, Strategic Issues, U.S. GAO