Citizant’s Data Quality Expert Recognized for DATA Act Volunteer Efforts

CHANTILLY, VA, Oct. 26, 2015Citizant is pleased to announce that Catherine Ives, a long-time data quality solution expert in industry and government, has received the “Rookie of the Year” Award from ACT-IAC today at the annual Executive Leadership Conference in Williamsburg, Va.

Catherine Ives

Catherine Ives

Catherine was recognized for her support and leadership throughout 2015 to help ACT-IAC members understand the impact and implementation of the U.S. Digital Accountability and Transparency Act (DATA Act).

“Catherine is a talented professional and rising star at Citizant,” said Alba M. Alemán, CEO of Citizant. “All of us at Citizant are very proud of her contributions to the DATA Act and ACT-IAC, and I am humbled by her passion for smart data solutions.”

Throughout her career, Catherine has improved mission effectiveness and strengthened internal controls by developing data-quality policies and standards; selecting and implementing automated data-quality solutions; and facilitating successful adoption. In 2014, Catherine published and presented her paper on open data and DATA Act implementation at XBRL International, MIT CDOIQ, the National Capital Region DAMA Day, and as part of an ACT-IAC executive panel.

Catherine joined Citizant in 2014. She holds a master’s degree in business management from Marymount University, together with her master’s certificates in organization development and knowledge management.


About Citizant

Citizant designs and delivers smarter, leaner business and IT transformation solutions to the U.S. government, with a focus on the Departments of Treasury, Homeland Security, Justice, and Transportation. The company employs leading experts in Agile application development, DevOps automation, IT modernization, enterprise data management, and program management support. Citizant has been independently appraised at the CMMI Institute’s CMMI-DEV Maturity Level 3 and CMMI-SVC Maturity Level 3 and is ISO-9001:2015 certified. Citizant is headquartered in Chantilly, Va., with employees supporting customers throughout the Metro DC area and in more than 25 states. More information about the company is available at Follow us on Twitter at @Citizant or connect on LinkedIn (




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