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Tuesday, June 10 • 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Initiatives to Improve US Government Transparency

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Improving transparency and accountability in government leads to better decisions and better policy.  Panelists will discuss the US DATA Act, pending legislation that will require structured data for all government performance reporting. This bill offers a remarkable set of changes affecting every facet of government activity and the methods used to make that information accessible to the public.  You’ll learn the intent of the new legislation as well as the scope of what’s being proposed.  But you’ll also learn about programs that are underway today in the US Treasury, geared towards improving data transparency from a government perspective.  Learn about an initiative ongoing in Treasury that aims to make the agency less system-dependent, and that will be able to provide answers to questions for today and tomorrow.


Moderators
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Joseph Kull

Public Sector Practice, PwC US
Joe has been a PwC Director for over 10 years, and is a Subject Matter Expert in public sector financial management, budget, grants and performance management.   He retired from the Federal government in 2004 as the Deputy Comptroller for Federal financial management at the Office of Management and Budget.  Previously, he served as CFO and Budget Director of the National Science Foundation and the Civil  Aeronautics Board, and... Read More →

Speakers
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Christina Ho

Executive Director, U.S. Treasury
Christina Ho is the Executive Director for Data Transparency at Bureau of the Fiscal Service.  In support of the President's Open Government initiative and Fiscal Service's strategic goal to promote data transparency and usefulness as a public good, Christina was recently appointed to this position.  Christina's efforts will be focused on advancing government-wide efforts to improve open, accountable, and participatory government... Read More →
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Hudson Hollister

Executive Director, Data Transparency Coalition
Hudson Hollister is the founder and executive director of the Data Transparency Coalition, an organization that brings technology companies and open-government nonprofits together to advocate the standardization of U.S. federal data. The Data Transparency Coalition encourages Congress and leaders in the executive branch to support the adoption of consistent government-wide identifiers for crucial data elements and consistent reporting... Read More →


Tuesday June 10, 2014 1:30pm - 2:20pm
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