Rep. Darrell Issa, Sen. Mark Warner, and Majority Leader Eric Cantor will keynote Data Transparency 2013 - the nation's first federal open data policy conference.
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Issa, Warner, and Cantor will keynote the first-ever open data policy conference.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 6, 2013) – The Data Transparency Coalition, the only trade association dedicated to federal data reform, today announced that its new flagship event, Data Transparency 2013 on September 10th, will feature the key Congressional supporters of legislation to transform federal financial, grant, and contract reporting from documents into open, structured data. Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA), and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor will be featured in a “Legislative Keynote” at 11:00 am. The full program is available here.

Darrell Issa portraitChairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform introduced the DATA Act in the House in June 2011 and May 2013. Issa also introduced the Financial Industry Transparency Act, which would bring about the same transformation for financial regulatory filings, in 2010.

Mark Warner portraitSen. Mark Warner (D-VA) introduced the DATA Act in the Senate in June 2011, September 2012, and May 2013. Sen. Warner also championed the GPRA Modernization Act of 2010, which requires electronic reporting for federal performance.

Eric Cantor portraitHouse Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) brought the DATA Act through the House on suspension in April 2012. Majority Leader Cantor, along with House Speaker John Boehner, has also been an advocate of electronic formats for legislative information.

Data Transparency 2013, to be held September 10th 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 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 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 for complimentary registration. Public registration and a full schedule of events are available at
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, and the Center for Data Innovation 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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