On January 14, 2019, the president enacted the Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act (P.L. 115-435), which includes the OPEN Government Data Act (H.R. 4174). This law is an important milestone for open data, as it will require the federal government to make more non-sensitive government data available to the public 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 OPEN Government Data Act is 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.
With Special Guest:
Representative Derek Kilmer (D-WA)
Senior Vice President, Global Government Affairs, Internet Association
Director Evidence Project, Bipartisan Policy Center
Policy Director, Data Coalition
Senior Policy Analyst, Center for Data Innovation (Moderator)
Director of Programs and Engagement, SPARC
Director, Policy, BSA | The Software Alliance