What’s Next for Open Data in the United States?

Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
1101 K Street NW, Suite 610A
Washington, DC 20005

On January 14, 2019, President Trump signed the OPEN Government Data Act (H.R. 4174). This law is a major milestone for open data, as it will require the federal government to make government data available to the public in a non-proprietary and machine-readable format by default. In addition, it requires federal agencies to designate chief data officers and establishes a Chief Data Officer Council to promote best practices for data management across the federal government. Now that the law has been enacted, what should Congress and the administration do next to ensure the benefits of open data are fully realized?

Join the Center for Data Innovation, BSA | The Software Alliance, the Internet Association, SPARC, the Bipartisan Policy Center, the Data Coalition, and the American Library Association for a panel discussion about the future of open data in the United States, including how to address challenges related to implementing the OPEN Government Data Act and opportunities to leverage open data for economic and social benefits.

This event will be live streamed on this page.

Follow the conversation on Twitter using #datainnovation.


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Derek Kilmer
Representative (D-WA)
U.S. Congress
Nick Hart
Director, Evidenced-Based Policymaking Initiative
Bipartisan Policy Center
Christian Hoehner
Policy Director
Data Coalition
Joshua New
Senior Policy Analyst
ITIF’s Center for Data Innovation
Alla Seiffert
Director of Cloud Policy and Counsel
Internet Association
Nick Shockey
Director of Programs and Engagement
Christian Troncoso
Director, Policy
BSA | The Software Alliance