1. 16 December

    Government Spending Transparency: The DATA Act and Beyond

    We are excited to host a panel assessing the current state of spending transparency and examining the challenges facing its future. Our group of experts will discuss the DATA Act’s prospects, detail efforts underway within the executive branch, and explore the future of spending transparency. The event will take place on Monday, December 16 at 2:00 p.m. in room 2203 of the Rayburn House Office Building.

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    28 January

    Kickstarting the 113th Congress

    The Advisory Committee on Transparency is excited to invite the public and advocacy organizations to speak directly to Congress about making our government more transparent. The January 28th event, entitled Kickstarting the 113th Congress,” will feature a diverse array of speakers giving short talks on concrete, actionable proposals to open up the government.

    Individuals and organizations interested in participating should submit presentation proposals to http://snlg.ht/ACTSignUp by close of business on Thursday, January 10. Times slots are limited.

    Talks will be modeled after Ignite Talks, an example of which you can watch here. Each speaker will have three minutes and 12 powerpoint slides to define the problem and propose a solution.

    The presentations will take place on Capitol Hill, in the Rayburn House Office Building, room 2203. Afterward, speakers will be encouraged to mingle with and answer questions from the audience.

    If you have any questions, or want to learn more, contact mrumsey (at) sunlightfoundation.com

    Video of the proceedings, and a recap, is available here.