Improving Government Performance in the Era of Big Data: Opportunities and Challenges for Federal Agencies
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
Rafik B. Hariri Building
37th and O Sts., NW
Washington, DC 20007
Advanced registration for this event is required.
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 here.
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.
|12:30 - 1:00 p.m.||Check-in|
|1:00 - 1:10 p.m.||
|1:10 - 1:30 p.m.||
|1:30 - 2:25 p.m.||
Panel One: Open Data & Information Sharing
|2:25 - 3:20 p.m.||
Panel Two: Big Data & Privacy
|3:20 - 3:35 p.m.||Break|
|3:35 - 4:30 p.m.||
Panel Three: Big Data & Discrimination
|4:30 - 5:00 p.m.||
This event will be webcast live at http://www.ustream.tv/GeorgetownLive
Director of Communications
McCourt School of Public Policy