Advisory panel looks for 'moonshot' in Commerce data
April 24, 2015
The inaugural meeting of the Commerce Data Advisory Council discussed how the Commerce Department can take their troves of data to the next level for the American public.
David Stegon was a staff reporter for FedScoop and StateScoop from 2011-2014.
The White House will host a “Safety Datapalooza” on September 14 in the South Court Auditorium of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building.
White House Office of Public Engagement, Office of Science and Technology Policy and the U.S. Department of Transportation will host the event that highlights innovators from the private, nonprofit and academic sectors who have utilized freely-available government data to build products, services and apps that advance public safety in creative and powerful ways.
The event will also feature the announcement of new safety data resources being made available, including tools to provide real-time details about natural disasters and improve preparedness and emergency response.
The event will feature U.S. Chief Technology Officer Todd Park, DOT Deputy Secretary John Porcari, Labor Deputy Secretary Seth D. Harris and U.S. Geological Survey Director Marcia McNutt.