Data Transparency Coalition Invites Media and Public to DATA Act Demo Day ‐ July 10

Microsoft, Teradata Corporation, and Other Leading Tech Companies Will Demonstrate How
Standardized Federal Spending Data would Enhance Fraud Detection, Govt. Management,
and Transparency

Coalition Contact: Hudson Hollister: / 312‐493‐7533
PR Contact: Beth Dozier: / 202‐429‐1833


WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 27, 2012) – The Data Transparency Coalition, the only group unifying the technology industry in support of federal data reform, today announced that its members will present live demonstrations showing the enormous potential of the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act (DATA Act) to enhance federal transparency and help prevent waste, fraud and abuse.

DATA Act Demo Day, featuring live presentations from Teradata Corporation, Microsoft, IPHIX, Level One Technologies, Synteractive, MarkLogic, and Elder Research, Inc., will take place July 10th at 10 a.m. in Microsoft’s Innovation and Policy Center (901 K St NW, 11th floor, Washington DC 20001). Members of the media and general public are asked to RSVP at

Editor’s Note: Governors reject DATA transparency

Now with downloadable kml displaying your tax dollar expenditures! You’ll have to supply a Zip Code and look to the bottom right hand corner of the results map frame border. Note: if you look at this example data for 37203 you’ll see that each job is valued at $762,438 (for a three year span).

“Somebody has to do something, and it’s just incredibly pathetic that it has to be us”! – Jerry Garcia

Call for Proposals: International Open Government Data Conference 2012 World Bank, July 10-12, DC


Please note the call for session and talk proposals for the International Open Government Data Conference 2012 to be held on July 10-12th in Washington DC and co-hosted by the World Bank and the US Government’s team: (follow link to “Call for Sessions/Papers”)

With both an “Open Government” and “Open Development” perspective, the theme of the conference is “Putting Data to Work”. We’re looking for practical, technology and policy focussed contributions that address key questions like:

  • What is the story of open government data over the last two years and how are we seeing the data put to work?
  • Are Open Development and Open Government really social and economic opportunities?
  • How do we avoid the trap of focusing just on compliance rather than the full potential of Open Data?
  • What are successful applications involving citizen-generated data and it’s combination with official sources?
  • How to manage your government data assets with the same rigor and consideration as any piece of public infrastructure? Should we be investing in open data at a time of fiscal austerity?
  • What open data related standards and policies are most useful?
  • What is the intersection of Big Data and Open Data? What role does cloud computing have to play?This will be a high-level event with international government, private sector and civil society participation and although the number of formal session slots is limited, there will be other opportunities to participate and network, including lightning talks and an un-conference / open space.

    Look forward to hearing from you!

    Tariq Khokhar
    Open Data Evangelist
    World Bank, 1818 H St. NW Washington, DC 20433 | MC2-817
    Tel: 202-473-3837 | |
    Mob: 202-250-4428 | Skype: tariq.khokhar
    Twitter:@tkb and @worldbankdata