August 27, 2015
Data Transparency News
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The latest:
  • Coalition Celebrates Open Data Champions in Sacramento
  • SEC's recent headway toward an open data transformation
  • NEW Financial Transparency Act Infographic!

California Data Demo Day: Coalition Celebrates Open Data Champions in Sacramento

From left to right: Ash Roughani, Code for Sacramento; Assemblymember Phil Ting (D-19th, San Francisco); Senator Richard Pan (D-6th, Sacramento); Hudson Hollister, Executive Director, Data Transparency Coalition.
Legislators, technology companies, government leaders, and civic technologists got a taste of the benefits of open data at yesterday’s California Data Demo Day at the State Capitol, hosted by the Data Transparency Coalition and presented by Teradata. Coalition members showcased technologies to visualize, analyze, and automate government information, transforming disconnected documents into open, searchable data.

The event featured appearances by state legislators who support policy changes to ensure those technologies have access to open data. Read more in the latest Data Coalition blog post.

SEC commits to human- and machine-readable format that could fix agency’s open data problems

More good news in the SEC’s recent headway toward an open data transformation. Chair Mary Jo White told Senators Warner & Carpo that SEC staff are working to upgrade the agency’s data filing platform to be able to accept inline XBRL.

For six years, the Securities and Exchange Commission has required public companies to report their financial information twice – once as a plain-text document, and a second time as open data. Read more in the latest Data Coalition blog post.

New: Financial Transparency Act Infographic!

The Coalition has published its first infographic demonstrating the Financial Transparency Act's drive for transformation. To view the infographic click here

The Financial Transparency Act requires all 8 U.S. financial regulators to adopt consistent data formats for all the information they collect under existing laws.
TransparencyCamp 2015 will be held on September 11-12 in Washington, D.C: TransparencyCamp is an "unconference" for opengov, an event where, every year hundreds of people gather to share their knowledge about how to use new technologies and policies to make our government really work for the people—and to help people work smarter with our government. Register Now

Washington's Largest-Ever Open Data Gathering on September 23: Data Transparency 2015, the Coalition's third annual open data policy conference, will gather hundreds of federal and industry leaders at the JW Marriott Washington on Wednesday, September 23. We will cover all of the Coalition's policy areas, with tracks to address federal spending, financial services, and law/regulation. More detail can be found here.
Data Transparency Breakfast on October 20: Join the Data Transparency Coalition and PwC for a breakfast exploring private-sector lessons for public-sector spending transparency. Details to follow!

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Don't forget to mark you calendar, see you there! 
Current Change & Future Vision for Open Data
XBRL: Getting Better, But Work Left To Do
The DATA Act Introduces the Future of Standardized Federal Data
OpenGov Voices: Richmond’s new open data portal a good start, but more work needed



Teradata Corporation
Research Data Group
RR Donnelley

Booz Allen Hamilton
StreamLink Software

Accenture Federal
BackOffice Associates
Center for Organizational Excellence
CGI Federal
Elder Research
Global IDs
Grant Thornton
Information Builders
IRIS Business Services
Level One Technologies
PR Newswire
REI Systems

3 Round Stones
BCL Technologies
Gov-PATH Solutions

Trade Association
Object Management Group 


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The Data Transparency Coalition advocates on behalf of the private sector and the public interest for the publication of government information as standardized, machine-readable data. Data transparency strengthens democratic accountability, enhances government management, reduces compliance costs, and stimulates innovation.
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