Leading Federal IT Contractor Joins World’s Only Trade Group Advocating for Open Data Standards within Government
July 22, 2014, Washington, D.C. – The Data Transparency Coalition (DTC) today welcomed Citizant to the outstanding community of public and private sector groups that are advocating for the publication of government information as standardized, machine-readable data.
Based in Chantilly, VA, Citizant designs and delivers business and IT transformation solutions to the U.S. government and is the first member of the Data Transparency Coalition offering federal systems integration and implementation support.
“We are thrilled to welcome Citizant as our newest Regular Member,” said Hudson Hollister, Executive Director of the Data Transparency Coalition. “By supporting the policies that are needed to bring about the open data transformation, Citizant is well-positioned to help federal agencies benefit from robust data standards, cheaper analytics, and automated processes.”
With Citizant’s addition, the companies of the Data Transparency Coalition represent the full range of necessary capabilities to help the federal government transform its spending and performance information from disconnected documents into open data.
“Citizant wholeheartedly supports the federal government’s adoption of consistent data standardization and publication policies to bring enhanced democratic accountability, improve agency management, and automate formerly-manual compliance tasks,” said Alba M. Alemán, CEO of Citizant. “Citizant’s data management and business process experts have been on the forefront of government transparency initiatives since inception, so we look forward to working with the Data Transparency Coalition to encourage and guide the development of federal data standards. Our proven ability to consult and collaborate with CIOs and Chief Data Officers will benefit federal agencies as they seek sure, clear paths toward success implementation of the DATA Act.”
The Data Transparency Coalition is the world’s only trade group focused on the adoption of data standards within government. The Coalition celebrated the success of its top legislative priority when President Obama signed the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act, or DATA Act, into law May 9, 2014.
Earlier this month, Citizant published the first-ever white paper on federal DATA Act implementation. The white paper explains how the government-wide data standards adopted under the new law will allow federal agencies to improve data quality and enhance data-driven efforts to prevent waste, fraud, and abuse.
On July 29, the Coalition will host its third Data Transparency Breakfast, exploring foreign governments’ successful open data transformations.
About the Data Transparency Coalition
The Data Transparency Coalition advocates on behalf of the private sector and the public interest for the publication of government information as standardized, machine-readable data. Members include market leaders such as Teradata Corporation, Workiva, RR Donnelley, and PwC, and smaller start-ups such as Level One Technologies and BrightScope. For more information, visit http://datacoalition.org/.