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Object Management Group and Data Transparency Coalition to Co-Host Government Data Standards Summit

Needham, MA- 02-11-2014 - The Object Management Group® (OMG®) and the Data Transparency Coalition will co-host a Government Data Standards Summit at the Hyatt Regency in Reston, VA on Tuesday, March 25, 2014. The summit will provide an opportunity for U.S. federal policymakers and data architects who are deploying data standards to connect directly with standards specialists in the tech industry.

The full-day event will begin with a keynote address on the potential of data standards in the federal government. Panel discussions throughout the day will discuss government data standards already in place, the future potential of standards in new areas of federal reporting, and the challenges of developing standards for governmental use. Panelists will include representatives from the U.S. Department of Defense, the U.S. Treasury, the National Archives and Records Administration, and private-sector standard setters.

"We're pleased to partner with the Object Management Group to host the Government Data Standards Summit," said Hudson Hollister, Executive Director of the Data Transparency Coalition. "Across many domains of government activity, standards are critically important for delivering data that is not only open, but also valuable and reliable. This will be the first opportunity for standards professionals in domains as diverse as law enforcement, financial regulation, and federal spending to learn from one another."

The registration fee for the event is $150.00 USD for private sector attendees. To view the full agenda and to register, visit https://www.omg.org/gov-va-14. Discounts are available for non-profit representatives.

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 tech sector leaders such as Teradata Corporation, WebFilings, and PwC, and smaller start-ups such as Level One Technologies and BrightScope. For more information, visit http://datacoalition.org

About OMG
The Object Management Group® (OMG®) is an international, open membership, not-for-profit technology standards consortium. OMG Task Forces develop enterprise integration standards for a wide range of technologies and an even wider range of industries. OMG's modeling standards enable powerful visual design, execution and maintenance of software and other processes. Visit www.omg.org for more information.


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