February 26, 2020
America's Premier Voice on Data Policy
President Trump released the administration's Fiscal Year (FY) 20201 budget proposal, which contains a number of references to federal data and evidence priorities. The House of Representatives also passed the Taxpayers Right to Know Act, which the Data Coalition has endorsed. For more on these and other stories, continue reading. 
Data Coalition Supports Bipartisan CFO Vision Act
On Thursday, February 13, Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY) introduced the bipartisan CFO Vision Act (S. 3287). "The bipartisan CFO Vision Act is a step toward using data to better align the American public’s expectation that our government has strong financial management paired with ongoing efforts to operate as effectively and efficiently as possible," said Data Coalition CEO Nick Hart in a statement following the bill's introduction. 

Explainability: Expanding Beyond Transparency in White House Artificial Intelligence Guidance
In a recent blog on the White House's draft guidance on artificial intelligence, Steven Moore, Vice President of Global Government Affairs at Data Coalition member DataRobot, discusses why explainability, not transparency, is key to maintaining public trust in government AI and data.

President’s 2021 Budget Includes Positive Signals for Data and Evidence Priorities
The White House released the President's FY2021 budget proposal on Monday, February 10. A recent Data Coalition blog explores six key data and evidence takeaways from the proposal as well as the gaps and missed opportunities to fund these kinds of initiatives.

House Approves Bipartisan Bill to Improve Federal Program Inventories
The bipartisan Taxpayers Right-To-Know Act (H.R. 3830) unanimously passed the House of Representatives on Wednesday, February 5. This legislation mandates the development of federal program inventories and the application of data standards, which will enable more transparent information about federally-funded programs.
Bipartisan Coalition Unites Behind First Federal Financial Management Reform Since 1990
February 18, 2020 • The Epoch Times [Data Coalition CEO Nick Hart quoted]

SEC Proposes to Modernize Key Market Infrastructure Responsible for Collecting, Consolidating, and Disseminating Securities Market Data
February 14, 2020 • Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)

OMB’s Weichert Leaving for the Private Sector
February 14, 2020 • Federal News Network 

Here Are the Signs Agencies are Giving on Federal Data Initiatives
February 12, 2020 • Federal Times [Data Coalition CEO Nick Hart quoted]

2020 Census: Initial Enumeration Underway but Readiness for Upcoming Operations Is Mixed
February 12, 2020 • Government Accountability Office (GAO)
Booz Allen Joins Google Cloud Partner Advantage Program
February 25, 2020 • Booz Allen Hamilton • Executive member

How Can a Federal Government for the 21st Century Capitalize on Private Sector Investment?
February 20, 2020 • Shared Services Leadership Coalition • Association Member

Independent Research Firm Names SAP a Leader in Data Management for Analytics
February 17, 2020 • SAP • Partner Member

Trump Might Do Something Genuinely Good for Science
February 10, 2020 • SPARC • Nonprofit Member [via Slate]

Government Tech Trends 2020
February 7, 2020 • Deloitte • Partner Member 
City of Austin Open Data March Meetup
Join Data Coalition CEO Nick Hart and the City of Austin’s Open Data Team for a presentation on recently enacted federal data policies and the progress being made towards better managing and using government data.
March 17, 2020 • Austin, TX
RegTech Data Summit
Join the Data Coalition and DFIN for the RegTech Data Summit as we discuss the future of RegTech and the benefits it will bring to the financial services sector.
April 22, 2020 • New York, NY
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