Discovery & Impact

Improving Government Performance in the Era of Big Data: Opportunities and Challenges for Federal Agencies

June 11, 2014

A big data workshop hosted by White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and the Georgetown University McCourt School of Public Policy’s Massive Data Institute.

June 19, 2014
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Georgetown University
Rafik B. Hariri Building(MAP)
Fisher Colloquium
37th and O Sts., NW
Washington, DC 20007

Advanced registration for this event is required.
Register here.

About the Workshop
On June 19, 2014, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and the Georgetown University McCourt School of Public Policy’s Massive Data Institute will co-host an event entitled Improving Government Performance in the Era of Big Data: Opportunities and Challenges for Federal Agencies. This event will convene key stakeholders and thought leaders from across government, academia, industry, and civil society at Georgetown University to share their individual views and insights.

This event is part of ongoing efforts by the Obama Administration to engage both subject matter experts and the public in a national discussion about the future of data innovation and policy. Drawing from the recent White House working group report, “Big Data: Seizing Opportunities, Preserving Values”, this event will focus on the opportunities and challenges posed by Federal agencies’ use of data, best practices for sharing data within and between agencies and other partners, and measures the government may use to ensure the protection of privacy and civil liberties in a big data environment. It will build on other workshops held by OSTP in collaboration with MIT, NYU, and UC Berkeley. Learn more about these workshops and the big data review from the White House.

This event is open to the public, and will include remarks from Counselor to the President John Podesta and Deputy U.S. Chief Technology Officer Nicole Wong.

About the Massive Data Institute
As part of the McCourt School of Public Policy’s founding in October of 2013, we are building a Massive Data Institute devoted to the study of high-dimensional data for public policy. The Institute will use big data sets to increase understanding of society and human behavior and thus improve public policy decision-making.

Incredible advances in public policy may be possible by bringing together the scientists who can analyze these data and the policy practitioners in the government and nonprofit sectors that can design and implement policies.

Agenda

12:30 – 1:00 p.m.
Check-in

1:00 – 1:10 p.m.

Welcome
Edward Montgomery, Dean
McCourt School of Public Policy

1:10 – 1:30 p.m.

Opening Remarks
Nicole Wong, Deputy Chief Technology Officer
The White House

1:30 – 2:25 p.m.

Panel One: Open Data & Information Sharing

Moderator: Nick Sinai
Deputy Chief Technology Officer
The White House
Allison Oelschlaeger
Center for Strategic Planning
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Rosye Cloud
Senior Advisor for Veteran Employment
Department of Veterans Affairs
Rajive Mathur
Director, Office of Online Services
Internal Revenue Service
Zach Goldstein
Acting Chief Information Officer
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Waldo Jaquith
Director
U.S. Open Data Institute

2:25 – 3:20 p.m.

Panel Two: Big Data & Privacy

Moderator: Robert Groves
Provost
Georgetown University
Mark Doms
Undersecretary for Economic Affairs
Department of Commerce
Karen Neuman
Chief Privacy Officer
Department of Homeland Security
May Chu
Assistant Director, Public Health
Office of Science and Technology Policy
The White House
Peter Austin
Philanthropy Engineer
Palantir
David Vladeck
Professor of Law and Co-Director,
Institute for Public Representation
Georgetown University

3:20 – 3:35 p.m.
Break

3:35 – 4:30 p.m.

Panel Three: Big Data & Discrimination

Moderator: Nicole Wong
Deputy Chief Technology Officer
The White House
Julie Brill
Commissioner
Federal Trade Commission
Solon Barocas
Princeton University
Jason Lagria
Senior Staff Attorney
Asian Americans Advancing Justice
Erica Brown Lee
Chief Privacy and Civil Liberties Officer
Department of Justice
Carole Miaskoff
Acting Associate Legal Counsel
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

4:30 – 5:00 p.m.

Closing Keynote
John Podesta, Counselor to the President

Transportation
Georgetown’s campus is located in Washington, DC at the corner of 37th & O Streets, NW.

Webcast
This event will be webcast live at http://www.ustream.tv/GeorgetownLive

Contact
Lauren Mullins
Director of Communications
McCourt School of Public Policy
Lm973@georgetown.edu
(202) 687-2269

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