The White House has released the Federal Data Strategy’s Year 1 Action Plan. The plan includes specific direction for federal agencies to undertake during the next year to better recognize data as a strategic asset, including new data governance processes, renewed leadership, and focus on priority areas.
The University of Chicago Launches New “Center for Impact Sciences” (invite-only).
On October 30, 2019, the Data Coalition hosted hundreds of leaders from across the public sector, businesses, non-profits, and academia at GovDATAx to discuss the next steps for developing policies that unleash data for good.
The Data Coalition and the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) are co-sponsoring a joint public forum on the Federal Data Strategy’s draft 2019-2020 Action Plan on Monday, July 8. The forum will provide an opportunity for the business, academic, and non-profit communities to offer feedback on the 16 draft action items in […]
Regulatory technology (RegTech) is transforming the regulatory reporting process for the financial industry and the U.S. federal government. The U.S. financial regulatory reporting system is burdensome and fragmented. RegTech can help address these problems, but only if government and industry work together to organize on standardized, quality regulatory data. On Tuesday, April 23, the Data […]
On February 7, 2019, the Center for Data Innovation, BSA | The Software Alliance, the Internet Association, SPARC, the Bipartisan Policy Center, the American Library Association and the Data Coalition hosted a panel discussion about the future of open data in the United States, including how to address challenges related to implementing the OPEN Government […]
The use of data is transforming modern society. The way the federal government collects, maintains, and uses data has important implications for growing the economy, improving government services, and ensuring the American public has access to reliable information. To realize the benefits of data analysis, the federal? government needs a coordinated and integrated approach for […]
On October 10, the Data Foundation and open data leaders from around the globe explored how data is being standardized, shared and used to create a better future for our society. For a full recap of the event, go to the Data Foundation website.
Across all U.S. financial regimes, regulators are replacing document-based filings with standardized data. The global Legal Entity Identifier is being adopted across multiple reporting requirements, agencies like the SEC and CFTC have adopted structured data standards for the most-used corporate and derivatives reports, and the proposed Financial Transparency Act will mandate a comprehensive open data […]
Our government collects and publishes crucial data—spending, regulatory, and legal information—locked in static documents rather than open, standardized, machine-readable data. But change is coming. Federal agencies have begun to use data to efficiently solve the challenges facing our government, ranging from duplication, fraud, and waste to policy questions. The Data Coalition empowers data companies to […]
The DATA Act directed every federal agency to begin reporting spending information as standardized, open data. May 2018 marks the fourth anniversary of the DATA Act’s enactment–and the completion of the first full year of reporting. With a year’s worth of data, new management tools are now available to agencies and Congress. The government is taking full […]
Regulatory technology solutions – “RegTech” – can enable automation, reduce fraud, cut compliance costs, and provide analytics, but only if government and industry work together to organize regulatory data. Our first-ever RegTech Data Summit connected agency leaders, Congress, regulated industries, and tech companies to define this future. The U.S. regulatory compliance structure is fragmented by […]
On October 19, 2017, the Data Coalition and Grant Thornton host the third annual California Data Demo Day, which brought together state agency officials and legislators to explore the benefits of open data, inside and outside government.
On June 28th, Data Coalition members gathered on Capitol Hill for a DATA Act Demo Day, showing Members of Congress how standardized spending data can deliver transparency, better management, and automated compliance. This event set the stage for the next days DATA Act Summit. The DATA Act Demo Day was presented by data.world.
Data Transparency 2017 is Washington’s largest open data event, hosted by our sister organization, the Data Foundation.
On June 29th, government and industry leaders convened at the Mayflower Hotel for the all-day Summit to take stock of the transformation of government spending information from documents to data.
On May 10th, 2017 the Data Coalition and Grant Thornton hosted the Texas Data Demo Day, in partnership with Open Austin.
On April 27, 2017, 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.
The momentum for U.S. financial regulators to adopt transparent, standardized data across their reporting regimes is well underway. Reliance on disconnected documents means investors, industry and the regulators themselves lose out. The Data Coalition is waging a successful advocacy campaign to convince Congress and agencies that it is time to modernize! Beyond standardizing data collections […]
Data Transparency 2016 (DT2016) will bring together government leaders, transparency advocates, and the technology industry to transform government information from disconnected documents into open data. DT2016 will feature three tracks: Open Data in Spending, Open Data in Regulation, and the first-ever federal White House Open Data Innovation Summit. Data Transparency 2016 is hosted by our […]
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, […]
On May 25th, 2016, Data Coalition members gathered on Capitol Hill for a DATA Act Demo Day, showing how standardized spending data can deliver transparency, better management, and automated compliance.
Congress is poised to transform its legislative information from outdated documents into open, searchable data. If the House and Senate adopted a consistent data format for all bills, amendments, passed laws, and legal compilations, then new software could bring better transparency and more efficient lawmaking. The bipartisan Statutes at Large Modernization Act, introduced by Reps. Brat […]
The U.S. federal government is transforming its spending information into open data – fully standardized and searchable, for the first time – under the DATA Act of 2014. Congress passed the DATA Act to improve public transparency. But its impact on internal oversight will be just as big. When spending information is expressed as open data, managers […]
Open data—data that is made freely available to use without restrictions—serves as a platform for innovation in the public and private sectors that supports $1.1 trillion in annual economic value, helps solve some of the country’s most pressing social challenges, and introduces unprecedented levels of transparency to government operations. Congress has already taken some steps […]
The Coalition’s Second Annual Financial Data Summit: Data Standards Mean Business! brought together data standards advocates and leaders from across the financial regulatory community to discuss the many benefits of moving from documents to data.
The California Data Demo Day, hosted by the Data Coalition in Sacramento, was an opportunity to explore all three benefits of open data: better accountability for citizens, data-driven management for public-sector leaders, and opportunities for private-sector growth.
Data Transparency 2015 (#DT2015) was held on Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at the JW Marriott, Washington, DC. This was the third annual gathering of the most influential U.S. open data leaders.