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March 31, 2020
America's Premier Voice on Data Policy
THE LATEST
The novel coronavirus initiated a shift among organizations to transition to remote work and altered programming nationwide, but the Data Coalition has continued advancing our policy goals and virtual programming schedule. This month, we hosted a virtual iteration of our planned SXSW open data panel, re-launched our RegTech Data Summit as RegTech Data Week, and issued a letter to Congress regarding the coronavirus pandemic. For more on these and other stories, continue reading. 
DATA COALITION COMMENTARY
As Congress Tackles the COVID-19 Pandemic, Open Spending Data Remains Essential
Data Coalition Policy Manager Corinna Turbes penned a blog on the COVID-19 stimulus package. In it, she advises Congress to incorporate the existing frameworks of the DATA Act and GREAT Act into the stimulus packages to ensure American tax dollars are being used for the benefit of society. 

An Open Letter to Congress for Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic with Data
On Monday, March 23, Data Coalition CEO Nick Hart submitted an open letter to Members of Congress regarding COVID-19. The letter recommends the passage of high-priority federal data policies that would help address the ongoing pandemic and facilitate future innovation. 

Data Coalition Transforms Upcoming Event into a Week-Long Virtual Series, April 20-24
Given the evolving situation surrounding the novel coronavirus, the Data Coalition regretfully had to cancel the in-person RegTech Data Summit 2020 scheduled for April 22 in New York. However, the event has been rescheduled as a week-long virtual event series taking place April 20-24: RegTech Data Week. More details are available on the Data Coalition website. 
FEDERAL DATA POLICY IN THE NEWS
The Importance of the 2020 Census & What the COVID-19 Pandemic Means for our National Count
March 26, 2020 • Committee for Economic Development [Podcast featuring Data Coalition CEO Nick Hart]

The Pandemic is Bad, We Need the Capability to Measure Just How Bad
March 25, 2020 • The Hill [Op-ed co-authored by Data Coalition CEO Nick Hart and former U.S. Chief Statistician Nancy Potok]

Emerging Tech Offices Come Together on Long-Term Plan to Combat Coronavirus
March 25, 2020 • Federal News Network [Data Coalition CEO Nick Hart quoted]

Coronavirus: 2020 Gov Tech Events Are Moving Online
March 17, 2020 • Government Technology

Transparency in the Trump Era
March 10, 2020 • Government Executive [Data Coalition CEO Nick Hart quoted]
MEMBERS IN THE NEWS
Tableau Makes Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Data Available for the Rest of Us
March 22, 2020 • data.world & Tableau • Partner and Regular Members [via ZDNet]

2020 Global Data Management Benchmark Report
March 20, 2020 • EDM Council • Association Member

Big Data in a Time of Big Viruses: How the World is Using Data & Analytics to Fight COVID-19
March 17, 2020 • DLT • Partner Member

Four Years in the Making, the Federal Data Service is Finally Coming
March 16, 2020 • Informatica • Regular Member [via Fedscoop]

Workiva Wins 2020 Best RegTech Solution Award From FinTech Breakthrough
March 12, 2020 • Workiva • Executive Member 
UPCOMING EVENTS
Webinar: Realizing the Benefits of the Financial Transparency Act
Join the Data Coalition and the EDM Council for a webinar to learn about the Financial Transparency Act, the potential benefits, and what the likely implications for this legislation would be if enacted.
April 8, 2020 • Online
RegTech Data Week
Tune in to the Data Coalition and DFIN's virtual RegTech Data Week as we discuss the future of RegTech and the benefits it will bring to the financial services sector.
April 20 - 24, 2020 • Online
Save the Date: GovDATAx 2020
GovDATAx 2020 will be the leading event for the data community to engage in dialogue and planning for future U.S. data policies. Join us as we discuss the advancement of meaningful and strategic data policies for American society.
September 29, 2020 • Washington, D.C.
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Members

Executive: AWS, Booz Allen Hamilton, Donnelley Financial Solutions (DFIN), Workiva
Partner: Amplifund, data.world, Deloitte, DLT, Mission Measurement, Runyan Public Affairs, SAP, Tyler Technologies, Xero
Regular: DataTracks, DataRobot, Denodo, Elder Research, Grant Thornton, IBM, Infogroup, Informatica, Qlik, Tableau, Xcential
Industry: AEM Corporation, Delv, Digital Science, Esri, Industrial Economics Incorporated, Intel, Mathematica, Morningstar
Startup: AlyData, HData, LEI.INFO, Markup.Law, Phyton Consulting, Rotunda Solutions, Thinknum
Nonprofit: Data Foundation, GS1 US, NORC at the University of Chicago, SPARC, USAFacts
Association: EDM Council, Object Management Group, Shared Services Leadership Coalition, XBRL-US

Mission
We advocate for responsible policies to make government data high-quality, accessible, and useable.
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