Open Data Enthusiasm in Washington DC
Data Transparency 2014 brought together policymakers and subject matter experts with agency leaders, civil-society advocates, and tech-sector innovators who are working to create a culture of open data in the US Federal Government. Mark Flannery, the SEC’s new Chief Economist, touched extensively on XBRL in his remarks highlighting data quality. He also affirmed that “SEC staff are committed to improving the availability of financial information through the presentation and analysis of structured data”, citing the agency’s exploration of iXBRL. The DATA Act was also front and center with Treasury and White House OMB executives presenting a shared vision for cohesive and collaborative implementation. U.S. Comptroller General Gene Dodaro expressed “loud, vocal support” for the DATA Act and pledged oversight by the agency moving forward. Read more about the event on the DTC blog.