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Coalition Commentary
Joe Lonsdale to Keynote RegTech Data Summit: Joe Lonsdale, co-founder of Palantir Technologies and Data Coalition member OpenGov, will deliver the private-sector keynote address at the RegTech Data Summit on March 7. Lonsdale is one of Silicon Valley's best-known venture capitalists. Lonsdale has also worked to build support for the modernization of government regulation, helping to found Argive, a nonprofit that "partner[s] with government and the private sector to analyze the impacts of regulations and support[s] data-driven policy." His keynote address will explore how technology can modernize the interface between government regulators, regulated companies, and affected populations.

Alongside the Summit's public-sector keynote speaker, SEC Commissioner Mike Piwowar, Lonsdale represents the Data Coalition's highest-profile speaking lineup to date. Registration for the RegTech Data Summit is open now.
Jess's Picks
Trump appoints Suzette Kent U.S. CIO. President Donald Trump appointed Suzette Kent as administrator of the Office of Electronic Government at the Office of Management and Budget on Friday. The position is recognized as the U.S. CIO, sets IT policies for federal agencies and leads the Federal CIO Council. [Fedscoop]

Grants mangers say they need their own DATA Act to address compliance woes. Though the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act was designed to usher in a new era of detailed and public federal spending information, grants managers see the need for another piece of major legislation to help them solve their own standardization woes. [Federal News Radio]

Beyond the Bitcoin Bubble. The results of that verification are then broadcast to the wider network again, where more machines enter into a kind of competition to perform complex mathematical calculations, the winner of which gets to record that transaction in the single, canonical record of every transaction ever made in the history of Ethereum. Because those transactions are registered in a sequence of “blocks” of data, that record is called the blockchain. [New York Times Magazine]

Open data to inform competition in super. Data has been touted as the new crude oil of the global economy. Advances in information technology have enabled us to capture and process more data, more quickly. [Investment Magazine]
Member News
The DATA Act Section 5 Pilot Program - A 6th Test Model?. Did you know the U.S. government awards over $600 billion in federal grant dollars every year? However, with no central repository of grant data across agencies, it’s difficult for grantors and grantees alike to efficiently oversee the entire grant lifecycle, and ensure compliance with reporting requirements. A government-wide open data structure for grant reporting could simplify such challenges, but how? Historically, agencies have collected grant-reporting data from recipients using varying formats and processes. [StreamLink Software]

A D.C. tech firm heads to Davos to outline its plans for building a global network. The 25-year-old chief executive of D.C.-based start-up FiscalNote is representing D.C.’s tech scene before a global audience of financiers and world leaders this week, as he trumpets his young company’s new international push at the World Economic Forum conference in Davos, Switzerland. [Washington Post]
What's On
RegTech Data Summit: The inaugural RegTech Data Summit hosted by the Data Coalition will explore how regulation, technology, and data can be brought together to solve challenges facing government, regulators and industry. See full agenda here.

When: Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Where: Capital Hilton, 1001 16th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20036
Cost: $25.00 - $175.00 (complimentary for Data Coalition members)

Esri Federal GIS Conference: Join more than 4,000 federal professionals to learn how all levels of government use The Science of Where to solve the world's greatest challenges. Register here!

When: Tuesday - Wednesday, March 20 - 21, 2018
Where: Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C.
Data Coalition Members
Workiva and Donnelley Financial Solutions
Partner: Booz Allen Hamilton, Deloitte,, OpenGov, PwC, StreamLink Software, Xero
Regular: cBEYONData, Center for Organizational Excellence, CGI Federal, DataTracks, Delv, Elder Research, Esri, Experian, EZ-XBRL, Fujitsu, Grant Thornton, LexisNexis, Qlik, Tableau, Teradata, Xcential
Industry: Morningstar and Research Data Group
Startup: BIGcontrols, DeepBD, FiscalNote, HJS PLLC, idaciti, Intrinio, LEI Smart, TruSet
Nonprofit: SPARC
Trade Association: Object Management Group and XBRL-US

Mission: The Data Coalition advocates on behalf of the private sector and the public interest for the publication of government information as standardized, open data. 
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