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Treasury Financial Management Service commissioner David Lebryk and former Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board chair Earl Devaney will speak at Data Transparency 2013 - the nation's first federal open data policy conference.
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Join the Executive Branch's Open Spending Leaders at Data Transparency 2013!

Former Recovery Board chair and Financial Management Service head are joining the nation's first open data policy conference.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 13, 2013) – The Data Transparency Coalition, the only trade association dedicated to federal data reform, today announced that its flagship event, Data Transparency 2013 on September 10, will feature key executive branch leaders working to transform the U.S. government’s financial, grant, and contract reporting from documents into open, structured data. David Lebryk, commissioner of the Financial Management Service at the Department of the Treasury, and Earl Devaney, former chairman of the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board, will both speak. The full program is available here.

Darrell Issa portraitCommissioner David Lebryk of the U.S. Treasury’s Financial Management Service provides leadership, policy direction and guidance for the FMS’ debt financing and financial management programs. The FMS annually issues over one billion federal payments worth $2.4 trillion to more than 100 million recipients, collects nearly $3.2 trillion in annual federal revenue, and manages a daily cash flow of over $67 billion. Under Commissioner Lebryk’s leadership, the FMS has outlined a vision for the transformation of federal financial reporting that will replace document-based reports with standardized data formats in order to promote transparency, facilitate better decision-making, and improve operational efficiency.

Mark Warner portraitFormer Chairman Earl Devaney of the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board oversaw nearly $800 billion in stimulus spending mandated by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Devaney established a structured data format for reports by stimulus grantees and contractors. The consistent data standards enabled Devaney’s Recovery.gov database to become the first-ever government-wide accountability platform. Federal inspectors general used the platform to illuminate and eliminate fraudulent grants and contracts. The DATA Act is aimed at applying Devaney's Recovery Board innovations to all federal spending.

Devaney and Lebryk will join Congressional supporters of the proposed DATA Act, including Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA), and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor. The DATA Act, introduced by Issa and Warner in May, will require the Treasury Department to adopt government-wide data standards for federal spending and direct the Recovery Board to pilot structured-data reporting for federal grantees and contractors. Data Transparency 2013 will mark the first time that executive-branch and legislative-branch leaders in opening U.S. federal spending data have appeared at the same event.
 
Data Transparency 2013, to be held September 10 at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, D.C., is the first-ever industry-sponsored conference focused on opening all aspects of federal data – including the government’s own financial systems, regulatory filings collected by agencies, and much more.
 
Data Transparency 2013 represents an effort to advance and implement President Obama’s Open Data Policy, which requires federal agencies to replace inaccessible documents and databases with open data. The conference will gather congressional and executive branch leaders to devise policy steps for federal data reform, while tech industry leaders will demonstrate how open data can streamline federal processes and create new business opportunities for ‘big data’ analytics. Data Transparency 2013’s exhibition will feature many companies and startups building businesses on federal spending data, including Google, Esri, Teradata, Oversight Systems, IPHIX, Adaptive, Smartronix, GovTribe, and Enigma.
 
Members of the media are invited to attend and should contact the Coalition at info@datacoalition.org for complimentary registration. Public registration and a full schedule of events are available at http://www.datatransparency2013.org.
 
Data Transparency 2013’s primary supporters are Partner Sponsors PwC and RR Donnelley. Other major sponsors include Google and Esri. The Sunlight Foundation, the Object Management Group (OMG), New York University’s Governance Lab, the Center for Data Innovation, and TechFreedom are participating in the event as nonprofit Special Policy Partners.

Event: Data Transparency 2013
Date: Tuesday, September 10th, 2013
Location: Ronald Reagan Building,1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC
Tickets: Available now through Eventbrite
Twitter: #opendata2013
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