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Data Transparency Coalition hosts Data Demo Day at the California State Capitol in support of open data policies

Sacramento, California - Legislators, technology companies, government leaders, and civic technologists got a "taste" of the benefits of open data at this morning's first-ever California Data Demo Day at the State Capitol, hosted by the Data Transparency Coalition and presented by Teradata. Coalition members showcased technologies to visualize, analyze, and automate government information, transforming disconnected documents into open, searchable data.

Data Transparency Coalition Commends House Oversight Committee on vigorous leadership for spending transparency

Washington, D.C. - The Data Transparency Coalition (DTC) today applauded the House Oversight Committee for its hearing on the implementation of the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act of 2014 (DATA Act). Today’s hearing, conducted jointly by the Subcommittee on Information Technology and the Subcommittee on Government Operations, validated the importance of the DATA Act as a transformative piece of legislation, bringing the government’s spending data into the 21st century.

Tech Industry Applauds Introduction of Financial Transparency Act of 2015

The bill directs the Treasury Department's Office of Financial Research to set data standards, including a common identification code for regulated entities, for the whole financial regulatory sector. It also directs the eight other agency members of the Financial Stability Oversight Council, including the Securities and Exchange Commission and Commodity Futures Trading Commission, to adopt data standards for the regulatory information they collect, and to follow the OFR's lead where applicable.

Congressional Subcommittee Debates Open Data at SEC

"The Small Company Disclosure Simplification Act is based on justified frustration with the SEC's very real failure to make its existing data reporting requirement work properly for investors, companies, and internal use. But the proper response should be for Congress to direct the agency to improve the quality of the data."

Data Transparency Coalition Unveils New Website at 3rd Anniversary

Washington, D.C. – The Data Transparency Coalition, the only industry organization advocating for the transformation of the federal government’s information into open data, unveiled a brand new website this morning on the heels of its third anniversary. The new website, designed by CareTecher, showcases the issues critical to the industry and the leaders that make up the Coalition. […]

Still Time for House to Vote For Financial Data Transparency

On the first full day of business for the new Republican Congress, the House of Representatives barely fell short of passing a regressive piece of legislation that would have set back data transparency efforts in financial regulation. H.R. 37, the “Promoting Job Creation and Reducing Small Business Burdens Act", includes Rep. Robert Hurt's Small Company Disclosure Simplification Act, which would exempt 60 percent of public companies from filing searchable financial data with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Data Coalition Applauds SEC for Ringing in the New Year with New Transparency Tool

In a release earlier today, the SEC announced that the thousands of XBRL submissions it receives, as separate files each quarter will, for the first time, be available as a single database. This is good news for investors, markets and companies because easier use of structured financial data means more use of financial data.

Letter to Senate Banking Committee – Opposition to H.R. 5405

The Data Transparency Coalition is the nation’s only open data trade association. Representing 27 leading tech and consulting firms and growing startups, we advocate the publication of government information as standardized, machine-readable data.

H.R. 5405 Needs a Closer Look says Data Transparency Coalition

Washington, D.C. - The Data Transparency Coalition (DTC) today urged the House of Representatives to postpone the vote on H.R. 5405, the Promoting Job Creation and Reducing Small Business Burdens Act , which is scheduled for this evening. Certain provisions in the bill would be detrimental to the push for more accountability and transparency in financial reporting.

Veterans Affairs Bill Provides Opportunity for Data Transparency at VA, Which Can Pick Up Where Congress Left Off

he Data Transparency Coalition (DTC) and the Health Data Consortium today applauded Congress for including forward-looking open data provisions in the Veterans' Access to Care through Choice, Accountability, and Transparency Act but urged the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA) to standardize all the data that will now be produced.

Citizant Joins Data Transparency Coalition

Leading Federal IT Contractor Joins World’s Only Trade Group Advocating for Open Data Standards within Government Washington, D.C. – The Data Transparency Coalition (DTC) today welcomed Citizant to the outstanding community of public and private sector groups that are advocating for the publication of government information as standardized, machine-readable data. Based in Chantilly, VA, Citizant […]

Tech Coalition asks Congressional Committee to Support Open Data at SEC

Proposal Threatens to Deprive Investors and Markets of Searchable Corporate Financial Data WASHINGTON, DC — A group of tech sector firms issued a letter today calling on the House Financial Services Committee to direct the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to fully enforce the quality of the financial disclosure data it collects, rather than eliminate […]