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DATA Act Summit 2017
Thu, June 29, 2017, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM EDT
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, data-driven management within agencies, and automated, electronic compliance for grantees and contractors.
Some agencies have already begun to standardize their spending information so that it can be published and visualized as open data. And the Department of Health and Human Services has begun a pilot program to test software that can help federal grantees compile their reports automatically. But the DATA Act still faces significant challenges and institutional opposition.
The fourth annual DATA Act Summit, hosted by the Data Coalition and Booz Allen Hamilton, will bring together supporters of the open data transformation from across government and the private sector.