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

by Joshua New

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.

Date and Time:

  • Thursday, February 7, 2019, from 1:00 to 2:30 PM


  • 1101 K Street NW, Suite 610, Washington, DC, 20005

Special Guests:

  • Representative Derek Kilmer (D-WA)


  • Nick Hart, Director, Evidence Project, Bipartisan Policy Center
  • Christian Hoehner, Policy Director, Data Coalition
  • Joshua New, Senior Policy Analyst, Center for Data Innovation (Moderator)
  • Alla Seiffert, Director of Cloud Policy and Counsel, Internet Association
  • Nick Shockey, Director of Programs and Engagement, SPARC
  • Christian Troncoso, Director, Policy, BSA | The Software Alliance

The event will be live-streamed on this page. Please return to this page on the day of the event. Follow the conversation on Twitter using #datainnovation.

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