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 for the U.S. government. The company employs leading experts in Agile transformation, DevSecOps automation, enterprise data management, process improvement, and program management. Citizant’s Delivery System is independently appraised at Maturity Level 3 for both CMMI-DEV and CMMI-SVC. The company’s Management System is certified under ISO 9001:2015 (Talent Acquisition) and ISO 20000-1:2011 & ISO 27001:2013 (Shared Services).  Citizant is headquartered in Chantilly, Va., with offices in Washington, D.C., and employees supporting government customers in 26 states. More information about the company is available at Follow us on Twitter at @Citizant or on LinkedIn (



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