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TO HAVE THIS WEEKEND?>>QUITE A FEW.
>>DFO BURTON REIST. TWO OTHER POINTS, RESTROOMS ARE
OUT THE CAR TO THE LEFT. — THE DOOR TO THE LEFT.
EMERGENCY EFFORTS IF WE HAVE TO VACATE THE BIDDING THERE ARE
SIGNS EITHER DIRECTION. SO I’M GOING TO TUSH IT OVER TO
ERICK NOW NOR THE ETHICS BRIEFING.
>>HI. GOOD MORNING, EVERYONE.
THANKS FOR BEING HERE. I’M GOING TO PASS AROUND A SIGN
IN SHEET. WE APPRECIATE IT.
THANK YOU VERY MUCH. SO LIKE I SAID I’M FROM ETHICS
DIVISION OFFICE OF GENERAL COUNCIL, TALK ABOUT THE RULES
THAT APPLY TO ALL SERVING ON THIS ADVISORY COMMITTEE.
WE HAVE BEEN APPOINTED AS SPECIAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES.
WHICH MEANS THAT BASICALLY YOU HAVE BEEN APPOINTED AS
INDEPENDENT EXPERTS ON THIS SUBJECT OF DATA.
THE DEPARTMENT WANTS YOUR OPINION, YOUR PERSONAL EXPERT
OPINION ON THE TOPICS WE’LL BE COVERING.
YOU’RE NOT MERE ON BEHALF OF YOUR COMPANIES OR OTHER
ORGANIZATIONS YOU’RE HERE ON OWN BEHALF AS INDEPENDENT EXPERTS.
AS SPECIAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES MANY OF THE ETHICS RULES A APPLY
TO YOU THOUGH SOMEWHAT DEFENSELY THAN REGULAR
EMPLOYEES. — DIFFERENTLY THAN REGULAR
EMPLOYEES. THE FIRST AIR I CAN’T RECOLLECT
I SHOULD SAY BEFORE I START, IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS AS WE GO
FEEL FREE TO ASK AND WHEN I FINISH, FEEL FREE TO RAISE ANY
QUESTIONS. TO BEGIN I’LL TALK CONFLICT OF
INTEREST RULES. BASICALLY UNDER FEDERAL LAW, AS
A SPECIAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEE AS A REGULAR EMPLOYEE, YOU CANNOT
PARTICIPATE IN A MATTER, YOU CANNOT WORK ON A MATTER THAT
WILL HAVE A DIRECT PREDICTABLE EFFECT ON YOUR FINANCIAL
INTEREST. YOUR FINANCIAL INTEREST INCLUDES
THE INTEREST OF YOUR SPOUSE, MINOR CHILD, PERSPECTIVE
EMPLOYER IF APPLYING FOR EMPLOYMENT, AND ALSO AN
ORGANIZATION YOU SERVE AS OFFICER OR DIRECTOR.
THERE’S SOME EXEMPTIONS FOR HOLDINGS AND STOCKS, HOLDINGS IN
DIVERSIFIED MUTUAL FUNDS DON’T CREATE CONFLICT OF INTEREST,
HOLDINGS IN A SECTOR FUND THAT CONCENTRATES IN A PARTICULAR
INDUSTRY AND THAT CASE THERE’S NO CONFLICT OF INTEREST AS LONG
AS YOU HOLE NO MORE THAN $50,000 IN THAT FUND. ALSO THIS COMMITTEE LIKE MOST
ADVISORY COMPANIES I IMAGINE, WILL BE WORKING ON POLICY
ISSUESESSING NOT MATTERS INVOLVING SPECIFIC IDENTIFIED
COMPANIES BUT HELPING TO ASSET DATA POLICY FOR COMMERCE, AND
NOT THE GOVERNMENT AS A HOLE THE WAY IT HANDLES DATA.
THERE’S ADDITIONAL EXCEPTIONS, YOU CAN WORK ON A POLICY MATTER
THAT WILL AFFECT THE COMPANY YOU OWN AS LONG AS YOU HAVE NO MORE
HAHN $25,000 INVESTED IN THAT COMPANY OR YOU HAVE NO MORE THAN
$50,000 TOTAL INVESTED IN THE PARTICULAR INDUSTRY SECTOR THAT
WILL BE AFFECTED BY THE MATTER YOU ARE WORKING ON.
IS THERE’S ALSO AN EXEMPTION THAT ALLOWS YOU TO WORK ON
POLICY MATTER THAT WILL AFFECT YOUR EMPLOYER AS PART OF A GROUP
OR INDUSTRY. NOW, HAVING SAID SO MUCH ABOUT
THE RULES, WE REVIEWED THE CHARTER FOR THE COMMITTEE ON
ANY COMPANY OR GROUP OF COMPANIES BROAD DATA ISSUES THAT
SHOULD NOT IMPLICATE OR BE A PROBLEM UNDER CONFLICT OF
INTEREST RULE I HAVE GONE OVER. WITH THAT BEING SAID IF ANY
QUESTIONS COME UP, WHILE SERVING THE COMMITTEE, ANY QUESTIONS
ABOUT WHETHER SOMETHING YOU WORK ON COULD POSE A CONFLICT YOU
CAN GET IN TOUCH WITH MY OFFICE THROUGH BURTON AND LOOK AT
WHETHER THAT MIGHT BE A PROBLEM. AS I SAID THESE ARE BROAD POLICY
ISSUES SO WE DON’T EXPECT TO SEE ANY CONFLICTS ARISING.
ANOTHER CONFLICT OF INTEREST RULE IS BASED ON ETHICS
REGULATION THAT DEALS WITH THE LAST ISSUE I TALKED ABOUT LAST
RULE DEALT WITH L POLICY MATTERS AS WELL AS MATTERS LIKE
CONTRACTS AND GRANTS MORE MATTERS THAT INVOLVE SPECIFIC
PARTIES. THIS SECOND RULE APPLIES TO
MATTERS INVOLVING SPECIFIC PARTIES, CONTRACTS OR GRANTS.
THE RULE SAYS YOU CAN’T WORK ON MATTER INVOLVING SPECIFIC
PARTIES IF SOMEONE CLOSE PERSONAL OR BUSINESS
RELATIONSHIP IS A PARTY OR REPRESENTS A PARTY IN THAT
MATTER. NOW, GIVEN THE WORK OF ADVISORY
COMMITTEES AND THIS COMMITTEE I HIGHLY DOUBT THIS RULE WILL HAVE
ANY APPLICATION TO YOU, IT ONLY APPLIES TO MATTERS INVOLVING
SPECIFIC IDENTIFIED PARTIES. YOU WON’T BE REVIEWING ANY
CONTRACTS OR GRANTS OR AGREEMENTS WHILE YOU’RE SERVING.
SO PUT THAT OUT THERE BUT WE REALLY — TYPICALLY DOESN’T COME
UP FOR SPECIAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES ON THESE COMMITTEES. ANY QUESTIONS SO FAR?
OKAY. THE NEXT AREA IS GIFTS.
THIS GETS INTO BRIBES AND THINGS WHERE PEOPLE OFTEN LOOK AT THE
ISSUE OF CORRUPTION AND ALL THAT WE WANT TO AVOID, IT’S WHAT A
LOT OF PEOPLE THINK ABOUT WHEN THEY THINK ETHICS.
OF COURSE SPECIAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEE, YOU CANNOT ACCEPT A
BRIBE, CAN’T ACCEPT MONEY OR OTHER ITEM IN RETURN FOR TAKING
ACTION OR NOT TAKING ACTS AS A GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEE.
WHAT EMPLOYEES MORE COMMONLY HAVE ISSUES WITH IS GIFTS AND
AGAIN, THIS SHOULDN’T BE A PROBLEM FOR ALL OF YOU BUT YOU
BASICALLY CAN’T ACCEPT A GIFT OFFERED TO YOU BECAUSE OF YOUR
SERVICES AS SPECIAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES, YOU ALSO CAN’T ACCEPT
A GIFT OFFERED TO YOU BY A PROHIBITED SOURCE.
PROHIBITED SOURCE IS BASICALLY ANY ORGANIZATION OR ENTITY THAT
HAS MATTERS BEFORE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE OR MAJORITY OF WHOSE
MEMBERS HAVE MATTERS OF INTEREST BEFORE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE.
GIVEN THE BREADTH OF DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE WORK, A PROHIBITED
SOURCE IS PRETTY MUCH ANYONE OUT THERE.
FORTUNATELY BEFORE Y’ALL PANIC AND LEAVE THE ROOM, THERE IS
SEVERAL EXCEPTIONS HERE THAT MAKE THIS PALATABLE.
YOU CAN ACCEPT THE GIFT BECAUSE OF YOUR OUTSIDE BUSINESS, FOR
ALL OF YOU YOUR OUTSIDE BUSINESS IS YOUR MAIN BUSINESS
OBVIOUSLY. WE’RE GRATEFUL THAT YOU’RE
PUTTING THAT ASIDE FOR A FEW MOMENTS TO COME HERE.
WE APPRECIATE THAT. SO THIS EXCEPTION EXISTS THAT
YOU CAN ALWAYS ACCEPT THE GIFT OFFERED TO YOU BECAUSE OF YOUR
OUTSIDE JOB OR OUTSIDE EMPLOYMENT FOR BUSINESS
ACTIVITIES. THAT SHOULD COVER 90 PERCENT OF
GIFTS LIKELY OFFERED TO PEOPLE. YOU CAN ALSO ACCEPT GIFTS
OFFERED TO YOU BY A CLOSE PERSONAL FRIEND OR FAMILY
MEMBER, SO EVEN IF YOU DON’T HAVE BUSINESS WITH YOUR MOM YOU
CAN STILL EXCEPT YOUR BIRTHDAY PRESENT FROM HER, BIRTHDAY, WE
WON’T TAKE THAT AWAY FROM YOU. DOESN’T TYPICALLY COME UP WITH
ADVISORY COMMITTEES BUT IF THERE WERE AN INHAVATION EXTENDED TO
PEOPLE SERVING ON THE COMMITTEE TIGHTENED ACAL EVENT IN THE D.
— A LOCAL EVENT IN THE DC AREA, A TRADE SHOW OR OTHER EVENT
THERE IS AN EXCEPTION TO IF IT’S WIDELY ATTEND THERE HAD’S A
LARGE NUMBER OF PEOPLE GOING AND DIVERSITY OF INTEREST
REPRESENTED. THEN YOU CAN GO TO THAT EVENT.
THAT WOULD BE IF THE INSRIATION CAME AS SERVICE ON
THE COMMITTEE. WE HAVEN’T SEEN INVITATION,
BURTON WOULD BE THE POINT OF CONTACT, YOU WOULD KNOW ABOUT
THAT AND WE WOULD TALK AND MAKE SURE IT WAS HANDLED. AS FAR AS OTHER ACTIVITIES THE
HATCH ACT APPLIES TO SPECIAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES AS APPLIES
TO ALL EMPLOYEES AND HATCH ACT REGULATES OUR ENGAGEMENT IN
POLITICAL ACTIVITY. FORTUNATELY FOR SPECIAL
GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES LIKE YOU, IT’S A LIMITED APPLICATION SO
THE APPLICATION TO THE HATCH ACT IS YOU CANNOT ENGAGE IN A
PARTISAN POLITICAL ACTIVITY DURING YOUR GOVERNMENT DUTY
HOURS WHILE ON GOVERNMENT PREMISES, OR USING GOVERNMENT
RESOURCES, IT’S ANY ACTIVITY GEARED TOWARD SUCCESS OR FAILURE
OF A PARTISAN POLITICAL CAMPAIGN, CANDIDATE OR GROUP.
SO YOU HAVE TO REFRAIN FROM ENGAGING IN THOSE ACTIVITIES
WHILE ON DUETORY GOVERNMENT PREMISES. — DUTY OR GOVERNMENT PREMISES.
THERE’S RESTRICTION ON REPRESENT REPRESENTING OTHER FEDERAL
AGENCY BECAUSE OF YOUR STATUS AS SPECIAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEE.
BASICALLY YOU CANNOT REPRESENT SOMEONE OTHER THAN YOURSELF
BEFORE FEDERAL AGENCY OR COURT IN ANY MATTER INVOLVING
IDENTIFIED PARTIES, IF YOU PARTICIPATE IN THAT MATTER IT’S
PART OF YOUR DUTIES AS A SPECIAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEE.
NOW, THE MATTER THAT COMES UP, THIS REALLY ISN’T GOING TO APPLY
BECAUSE IT HAS TO BE A MATTER YOU PARTICIPATE IN AS A SPECIAL
GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEE THAT INVOLVED IDENTIFIED SPECIFIC
PARTIES AND LIKE I SAID EARLIER, THAT’S JUST NOT GOING TO HAPPEN
WITH THIS GROUP HERE WORKING ON POLICY ISSUES.
SO WHILE IT’S GOOD TO KEEP THIS IN MIND, I HIGHLY DOUBT THIS
RESTRICTION WILL HAVE MUCH IMPACT ON ANY OF YOU. MOVING ON, PROBABLY THE MOST
OBVIOUS AREA OF THE ETHICS RULES IS OBJECT MISUSING GOVERNMENT
RESOURCES. — ABOUT MISUSING GOVERNMENT
RESOURCES, ALL THE RESOURCES ALLOCATED TO THE GROUP TO
IMPROVE HOW WE HANDLE DEPARTMENT AT DEPARTMENT, ALL THOSE
RESEARCH NEEDS TO BE USED FOR OFFICIAL GOVERNMENT WORK,
OFFICIAL COMMITTEE WORK. SO ANY EQUIPMENT, SUPPLIES,
PERSONNEL ALLOCATED TO THIS COMMITTEE, THAT TIME AND
EQUIPMENT CAN ONLY BE USED FOR COMMITTEE BUSINESS. GOVERNMENT TITLE IS ACTUALLY
CONSIDERED A GOVERNMENT RESOURCE AS WELL SO YOUR TITLE AS
SPECIAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEE OR MEMBER OF THE CDAC BECAUSE IT’S
OFFICIAL SHOULD MAINLY ONLY BE USED FOR YOUR PARTICIPATION IN
COMMITTEE WORK AND OFFICIAL BUSINESS.
YOU WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO USE THAT TITLE, THAT AFFILIATION AS
PART OF A PERSONAL OUTSIDE ACTIVITY YOU’RE ENGAGING IN,
THAT’S ONLY FOR OFFICIAL WORK. I WILL SAY THERE IS AN EXCEPTION
SO THAT IF YOU ARE ENGAGING A PERSONAL ACTIVITY OR JUST
WRITING UP A RESUME OR BUY GRAPH SKETCH ABOUT YOURSELF YOU CAN
IN– BIOGRAPH YOU CAN INCLUDE CDAC AFFILIATION TITLE AS THAT
BIOGRAPHY ABOUT YOURSELF, MAYBE IT’S A ONE PAGE PARAGRAPH LIKE
ON THE BACK OF A BOOK JACKET, DISCUSSION ABOUT YOU, YOUR
INTEREST, WHAT YOU DO AND YOU CAN ALSO MENTION WITH THE
DETAILS THAT YOU SERVE ON THE CDAC, THAT WILL BE FINE. AS PART OF THE CDAC IT’S
POSSIBLE YOU WILL RECEIVE NON-PUBLIC INFORMATION OR DATA,
AS A SPECIAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEE, OF COURSE ALL THAT
INFORMATION NEEDS TO BE KEPT SECRET AND CONFIDENTIAL. ANY BUSINESS CONTACTS THAT YOU
OBTAIN AS A RESULT OF YOU WORK WITH THE GOVERNMENT, IF THAT’S
FEDERAL INFORMATION, GOVERNMENT INFORMATION YOU GET YOU SHOULD
NOT BE USING THAT FOR PERSONAL OUTSIDE BUSINESS.
I THINK THAT’S ABOUT IT FOR GOVERNMENT RESOURCES, LIKE I
SAID FAIRLY INTUITIVE. THERE’S — ONCE — THERE’S
DISCUSSION OF EMPLOYEE ONCE SERVICE ON CDAC COMPLETES YOU
CAN’T REPRESENT OTHER PEOPLE BEFORE FEDERAL AGENCY OR COURT
CONCERNING MATTER INVOLVING SPECIFIC PARTIES THAT YOU WORKED
ON WHILE YOU SERVED THE COMMITTEE.
AGAIN, YOU’RE NOT GOING TO WORK SPECIFIC PARTY MATTERS SO THAT
SHOULDN’T BE A PROBLEM. ONCE YOU LEAVE, ANY CONFIDENTIAL
OR NON-PUBLIC INFORMATION HAS TO REMAIN NON-PUBLIC.
SO WHAT’S SECRET STAYS SECRET EVEN AFTER YOU LEAVE THE
COMMITTEE. LAST THING I WILL SAY, Y’ALL
FILED THOSE OGE 450 FORMS. AND THANK YOU FOR THAT.
I KNOW IT TAKES TIME WE HAVE TO COLLECT THOSE ANNUALLY FROM YOU
AND WE APPRECIATE YOU TAKING THE TIME TO COMPLETE THOSE.
ANY QUESTIONS? OKAY.
GREAT.>>THANK YOU, ERICK.
I’M GOING TO ADD TO ERICK’S SUMMARY AND TALK A LITTLE BIT
ABOUT THE LEGAL FRAMEWORK THAT WE FUNCTION UNDER, THE FEDERAL
ADVISORY COMMITTEE ACT. IT’S IMPORTANT TO TOUCH BRIEFLY
ON THE HISTORY OF THIS. ADVISORY COMMITTEES AND COUNCILS
HAVE BEEN AROUND SINCE FOUNDING BUT SUBSEQUENT TO WORLD WAR II
THEY EXPLODED. THERE WERE MANY AND THERE WAS
INCREASING PUBLIC CONCERN ABOUT SOMEWHAT CLANDESTINE NATURE OR
LACK OF EXPOSURE, LACK OF TRANSPARENCY AROUND ADVISORY
COUNCIL, SOME OF THEM THERE WERE ALLEGATIONS OF EXTRAVAGANCE,
ALLEGATIONS OF COLLUSION. AND THOSE CONCERNS EVOLVED
THROUGH THE LATE ’60s AND CULMINATED WITH THE FEDERAL
ADVISORY COMMITTEE ACT AND COINCIDED WITH THE FREEDOM OF
INFORMATION ACT WHICH ARE BOTH ATTEMPT OR PUSHING TO MAKE
GOVERNMENT FUNCTION IN A MORE OPEN AND TRANSPARENT WAY. SO OUT OF THE FACA REGULATIONS
WE HAVE TO FUNCTION UNDER. ONE IS OUR MEETINGS AND
DELIBERATIONS HAVE TO BE OPEN AND TRANSPATIENT AND WE HAVE TO
MAINTAIN A — TRANSPARENT AND MAINTAIN A PUBLIC RECORD.
WE HAVE HAVE A 15 DAY NOTICE OF ANY ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING
AND TAKE MINUTES OF THE MEETING AND IN FACT WE’RE LIVE STREAMING
THIS MEETING AND MOST ADVISORY COMMITTEES MEETS ARE DOING THIS
NOW BECAUSE IT’S AN EASY WAY TO MAINTAIN PUBLIC RECORD.
UNFORTUNATELY THE FACA WAS WRITTEN IN 1972 AND REFLECTS
1972 TECHNOLOGY. SO THERE REALLY ISN’T A LOT OF
ACCOMMODATION OR AMEND TOM THE FACA TO RECOGNIZE WE LIVE IN A
DIGITAL WORLD NOW. SO ANY TIME THAT WE WERE ALL TO
COME TOGETHER AS A CONFERENCE CALL FOR EXAMPLE, WE HAVE TO
TREAT THAT AS A MEETING. ANY TIME WE EMAIL THE ENTIRE
COMMITTEE SOMEBODY EMAILS THE ENTIRE COMMITTEE WE HAVE TO THE
TREAT — ABOUT THE SUBSTANCE OF THE WORK OF THE COMMITTEE WE
HAVE TO TREAT THAT AS A PUBLIC RECORD.
I PROMISE WE’RE NOT GOING TO GO TOO FAR WITH THIS.
AND WE’RE NOT GOING TO BE HYPER ABOUT IT BUT FOR EXAMPLE, THE
EMAILIOUS GOT FROM IAN ABOUT THE SCOPE OF THE WORK AND WHAT
WE’RE TRYING TO ACCOMPLISH WE CAPTURED THOSE AND THAT WILL
BECOME PART OF THE PUBLIC RECORD.>>WE’RE TRYING TO USE EVEN
BASIC FREE MODERN COLLABORATION TOOLS TO DO EVEN THE SIMPLEST
THING OF SHARE AGO GENERAL DA, BUT AS LONG AS WE RECORD IT.
SO THERE’S THE FIRST FIRST EMAIL IT IS COMMON SENSE DIGITAL
QUESTION OF WE HAVE TO DO THIS, BUT IT’S GOING TO HELP, WHAT’S
THE RIGHT WAY TO DO THIS. SORRY FOR INTERRUPTING.
IT’S SOMETHING WE WANT TO EXPLAIN IN TERMS OF HOW EAGER WE
ARE TO CATCH UP TO THE PRACTICES THAT YOU’RE ALL USING
TODAY.>>
>>COMMITMENT TO TRANSPARENCY IS A GOOD THING.
IT’S IMPORTANT IN DEMOCRACY AND IT’S IMPORTANT PROCESS THAT WE
CAN TAKE ADVANTAGE OF . AND EXPLORE WHAT YOU NEED TO
EXPLORE. THE ONLY PROVISIONS IS THAT
WHATEVER THE COMMITTEE ADDRESSES TO YOUR WORK IS PRESENTED BACK
TO THE COMMITTEE IN PUBLIC FORUM SO IF SIX GO OFF AND DO THIS
WORK FOR A COUPLE OF MONTHS, YOU’LL WRITE A REPORT AND SUBMIT
IT, YOU MIGHT COME UP WITH RENTSES AND BRING THEM BACK TO
THE COMMITTEE. RECOMMENDATIONS AND BRING IT
BACK BUT THAT WILL BE REPORT AND BROUGHT BACK.
THAT SUBCOMMITTEE WORKING GROUP PROCESS ACTUALLY GIVES OTHER
OPPORTUNITIES. WE DON’T JUST HAVE TO KEEP THAT
TO THE PEOPLE AROUND THIS TABLE. YOU CAN INCLUDE COLLEAGUES,
STAFF, YOU CAN FIND EXPERTS IN AREAS AND COMMISSION THEM TO DO
SUBCOMMITTEE WORK FOR US AND COME BACK TO US.
I KNOW YOU’RE ALL INCREDIBLY BUSY PEOPLE, WE’RE SO EXCITED
YOU’RE HERE AND TAKING THE TIME TO BE HERE.
BUT IF THERE ARE WAYS THAT WE CAN LEVERAGE YOUR EXPERIENCE AND
THE WORK YOU’RE ASSOCIATED WITH, RIGHT HAND IN THIS PROCESS, BUT
WE’RE HERE TO HELP YOU, HERE TO ANSWER QUESTIONS, WE’RE GOING
TO TRY TO GIVE YOU AS MUCH INFORMATION YOU NEED.
I’M NOT A — YOU’RE THE COMMITTEE.
IAN IS THE COMMITTEE. AND THAT’S I THINK AN IMPORTANT
THING TO REMEMBER. SO I WON’T BE WEIGHING ON THE
SUBSTANCE OF YOUR WORK, ISLE BE TRYING TO SUPPORT THE SUB– I’LL
BE TRYING TO SUPPORT THE SUBSTANCE OF YOUR WORK.
ANYTHING I CAN DO I WANT TO PUT THAT OUT THERE, IT’S MY JOB,
DON’T FEEL LIKE YOU’RE HASSLING ME.
I NEED TO HEAR FROM YOU WHAT I CAN DO TO PROVIDE ASSISTANCE,
WHAT WE CAN DO TO PROVIDE ASSISTANCE.
AND AFTER THE MEETING IF THERE ARE THINGS THAT WOULD BE HELPFUL
TO YOU PRIOR TO THE MEETING LET US KNOW AND WE’LL ADDRESS IT
GOING FORWARD. SO UNLESS THERE’S QUESTIONS OR
COMMENTS?>>SO WE DON’T HAVE DATES FOR
ADDITIONAL MEETINGS. HOW DO WE GET TO ADDITIONAL
DATES?>>WE’RE GOING TO — WE WANTED
TO WAIT AND HAVE THIS MEETING, WE’RE GOING TO — I THINK WE’RE
GOING TO — SOMETHING LIKE THAT TO TRY TO FIND A SWEET SPOT.
WE’LL GET THAT OUT EARLY NEXT WEEK AND WE’LL PLAN THE NEXT
THREE MEETINGS BUT WE’RE LOOKING AT A MEETING IN JULY, A MEETING
AROUND OCTOBER AND A MEETING AROUND NEXT JANUARY.
WE’LL FIND THE SWEET SPOT, HARD TO GET SOMETHING THAT WORKS FOR
EVERYTHING, IT’S — EVERYBODY, IT’S AMAZING WE GOT 18 OUT OF 19
HERE TODAY. WE’LL GAUGE THAT AS WE GO
FORWARD. THE OTHER THING IS THAT I
MENTION THIS IN ONE OF MY EMAIL EMAILS, WE WANT A CO-CHAIR FROM
THE COMMITTEE TO WORK ALONGSIDE IAN.
I WOULD LIKE YOU TO THINK ABOUT THAT.
WHETHER ANY OF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN THAT.
WE WERE THINKING ABILITY JUST MAKING A PHONE CALL, DESIGNATING
SOMEBODY BUT WE — THE MORE WE TALK ABOUT IT THE MORE WE FELT
THIS WAS — THIS COULD BE AN ORGANIC PROCESS, THIS CROWD
SOURCE AMONG THE CDAC AND THAT SOMEBODY WILL EMERGE BUT WE WANT
SOMEBODY IN THAT ROLE, IT’S NOT AN OWN ROWS JOB BUT SOMEBODY
FOR IAN TO SIT DOWN WITH AS HE THINKS ABOUT FUTURE AGENDAS AND
SHAPE IT IS WORK OF THE COMMITTEE GOING FORWARD.
A CO-CHAIR, I WORKED WITH OTHER ADVISORY COUNCILS OR COMMITTEES
BEFORE AND IT’S VERY POWERFUL TO HAVE SOMEBODY FROM THE
COMMITTEE ALONGSIDE SOMEBODY FROM THE GOVERNMENT WORKING TO
FIGURE HOW THE COMMITTEE WORKS FORWARD.
IT’S ACTUALLY A WAY OF SOMEBODY AMONG YOU TO GAUGE WHERE YOU ALL
ARE AND FEED THAT BACK TO IAN AS WE GO FORWARD.
SO BE THINKING ABOUT THAT, THINK ABOUT IT, TALK AMONG YOURSELVES
AS YOU’RE IN BETWEEN BREAKS OR MEETINGS OR TONIGHT IF YOU’RE AT
THE RECEPTION AND WE’LL COME BACK AND REVISIT LATE TOMORROW
MORNING AND HOPEFULLY ARRIVE AT A CO-CHAIR.
WITH THAT I’M GOING TO TURN IT BACK TO IAN WHO WILL WALK
THROUGH THE AGENDA, THEN WE HAVE LUNCH AROUND THE CORNER AND
TIME TO JUST GET TO KNOW EACH OTHER A LITTLE BIT AND WE’LL
HEAD TOWARD ONE O’CLOCK BUT THE TRUE — WHEN THE TRUE SUBSTANCE
OF THE MEETING BUT IAN WILL WALK THROUGH WHERE WE’RE HEADING
FROM HERE. (OFF MIC)>>HASH TAG SON SCREEN.
YOU CAN IMAGINE THE GOOD — THE ARGUMENT WHETHER IT’S A GOOD
HASH TAG, THAT MIGHT BE COMMERCE DATA ADVISORY COUNCIL MEETING,
AFTER SOME VETTING WE FOUND THIS ONE IS NOT BEING USED BY
ANYBODY ELSE. SO PLEASE, SHARE THIS BROADLY.
>>SADLY USED BY QUITE A FEW.>>SEPARATE ORGANIZATIONS. NO DISRESPECT FOR WHAT THEY’RE
DOING. SO BROADLY SHARE — SHARE
BROADLY, SHARE WIDELY.>>WE WANT YOU TO AND TO GET THE
WORD OUT ABOUT THE WORK WE’RE DOING AND HOW IT RELATES TO
OTHER TOPICS OF INTEREST TO YOU IN YOUR WORK, IN YOUR PRESENCE
AND IN THE DATA UNIVERSE.>>FUNCTIONALLY RIGHT NOW WE’RE
ON CAMERA AT THE COMMERCE DEPARTMENT’S NEWS CHANNEL, RIGHT
NOW STREAMING RIGHT NOW ON YOUTUBE.
>>THAT’S WHAT I WAS GOING ASK WHAT’S THE YOUTUBE CHANNEL.
>>COMMERCE NEWS SPECIFICALLY WHAT — WE’RE GOING THROUGH
THREE CHANNELS.>>LINKS ARE AVAILABLE ON
ESA.GOV, THE CDAC WEB PAGE THAT’S WHERE THE CDAC WEB PAGE
LIVE, WHERE WE WE’RE CAPTURE ALL THE INFORMATION FROM THE
MEETINGS. YOU CAN GET THERE TO FIND OUT IF
YOU NEED THE AGENDA FOR THE NEXT MEET ORGANIZE WHATEVER IT
WILL BE ON THAT WEB PAGE. WE WILL ALSO PUT TOGETHER — WE
HAVE SHOT VIDEOS WITH MARK DOMS, THE UNDERSECRETARY WHO WILL BE
HERE LATER AND IAN. I HAVE ASKED FOR VOLUNTEERS FOR
THIS GROUP TO DO VIDEOS, WE WOULD LIKE TO DO FIVE OR SIX,
WEAL SHOOT THAT STUFF OUT TO YOU, SHOOT THE VIDEO THAT WE DO
OF YOU TO YOU. FOR YOU TO USE HOWEVER YOU WISH.
APPROPRIATELY AS ERICK TALKED ABOUT IN THE CAPACITY OF THE
CDAC. WE’RE ALSO GOING TO PUT TOGETHER
OUR OWN VIDEO THAT WILL BE EMBEDDENING A BLOG THAT IAN DOES
AT THE END OF THIS MEETING. BY THE END OF THE NEXT COUPLE OF
MEETINGS I HOPE TO HAVE A VIDEO OF EVERY ONE OF YOU.
WE’LL DO FIVE OR SIX THIS TIME. I HAVE THREE VOLUNTARY ALREADY
HUNDRED TIERS SO FAR AND WE’LL MOVE FORWARD THAT’S WILL THE
THOUGHT THAT WE HAD. DO YOU WANT TO TAKE IT?
>>YEAH. OKAY.
SO THERE ARE TWO PEOPLE I WOULD LIKE THE TO THANK.
FIRST I WOULD LIKE TO THANK OUR HOST, GOOGLE, THANK YOU TO
GOOGLE AND THANKS MR. DI THANKS, PART OF THE FUTURE
QUESTION WHERE WE HOST THE NEXT ONE, THAT IS ALSO I GUESS ONE OF
THE THINGS WE’LL DECIDE LATER ON THIS WEEKEND.
ALSO LIKE TO THANK THE SECOND PERSON, NONE OF US WOULD BE HERE
WITHOUT HER SO SHE WILL BE CONTINUING BEHIND THE SCENES TO
MAKE SURE WE’RE ALL FED AND WE KNOW WHAT THE NEXT — THE NEXT
SPEAKERS ARE PREPPED APPROPRIATELY, THANK YOU TO DR.
BURTON FOR MAKING THIS HAPPEN. THE AGENDA.
WE ARE HOPEFUL THAT WE HAVE CRAFTED A PARTY PLAN TO PROVIDE
THE MAXIMUM OPPORTUNITY FOR US TO LEARN ON THE SAME POINT TO
ACHIEVE THE OBJECTIVES OF THE CHARTER AND EVEN SPECIFIC
OBJECTIVES FOR THIS MEETING. WE WANT THIS TO BE AN OPEN
HONEST CLEAR DISCUSSION ABOUT THE STATE OF THE DATA ECONOMY
AND THE ROLE THAT THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SPECIFICALLY THE
COMMERCE DEPARTMENT SHOULD PLAY ON A VERY TACTICAL LEVEL I HOPE
AFTER A COUPLE OF DAYS WE GET A TOP TEN LIST OF THINGS WHERE YOU
ALL THINK WE SHOULD DO THE NEXT COUPLE OF YEARS.
MAY NOT SEEM LIKE IN FAIR TONS THE GREAT WORK BEING DONE ACROSS
THE ENTIRE PUBLIC SECTOR, MAY NOT SEEM LIKE GOVERNMENT HAS THE
BEST CUSTOMER SERVICE OR PERHAPS THE BEST CUSTOMER
RESPONSE BUT THIS IS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR YOU TO VERY
LITERALLY TELL US WHAT WE SHOULD DO TO HELP THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.
HOW WE SHOULD BETTER EMPOWER ALL THE BUSINESSES AND
ORGANIZATIONS THAT RELY ON OUR INFORMATION.
SO THIS IS YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO PUT US TO WORK IN A VERY SPECIAL
VERY FUN WAY. SO WE’RE VERY EXCITED FOR THAT
TASKING AND VERY EXCITED FOR THOSE MARCHING ORDERS.
SO WE TRIED TO CRAFT AN OUTLINE TO FACILITATE THAT.
WE WILL KICK OFF AFTER LUNCH WITH SOME BRIEF REMARKS FROM THE
SECRETARY OF COMMERCE PENNY PRITZKER.
WE’LL HAVE IGNITE TALKS OR IGNITE INSPIRED TALKS FROM SIX
OF 12 FROM DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE, WE HAVE VOLUNTEERS WHO
ARE EAGER TO SHARE A BIT OF THE WORK THEY’RE DOING AND I WILL
— WE’LL TALK ABOUT IT MORE AS TO WHAT THE OBJECTIVE OF THOSE
THOUGHTS ARE SPECIFICALLY. THERE’S A FEW THINGS THAT YOU
MAY NOT KNOW ABOUT THAT WILL BECOME EVIDENT FROM THOSE TALKS
EVEN IF YOU WORK INTIMATELY WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE.
AFTER THAT, WE’RE GOING TO HAVE WHAT I’LL CALL THE NORTH STAR
DISCUSSION, AN OPEN OPPORTUNITY FOR ALL OF US IN THE BIG GROUP
TO TALK ABOUT THE FUTURE OF THE DATA ECONOMY AND HOW TO EVOLVE
TO MEET THAT FUTURE. FROM THAT BIGGER DISCUSSION
WE’LL BREAK OUT INTO THREE SMALL GROUP, ALL IN THIS ROOM BY THE
WAY SO THREE GROUPS OF 8 MEMBERS, THE PUBLIC WILL
INDUSTRIAL B ABLE TO OBSERVE — WILL BE ABLE TO OBSERVE, BUT
THAT T 90 MINUTE SECTION IS WHERE THE MEAN OF THE
RECOMMENDATIONS COME IN. WE HAVE A FEW TOPICAL AREAS TO
FRAME THOSE BREAK OUT GROUPS AND SEPARATE INTO THOSE ORGANICALLY
BUT THAT’S REALLY WHERE THE MEAT OF WHAT SHOULD WE GO DO IS
GOING TO COME OUT. WE FELT IT WAS HARD TO HAVE THAT
SUBSTANTIAL DISCUSSION WITH 20 PEOPLE AROUND THE TABLE TRYING
TO MAKE IT EASIER TO GET INTO THE DETAILS A LITTLE BIT MORE.
>>I SHOULD MENTION THE BREAK OUT DISCUSSIONS WE’RE GOING TO
HAVE A ROOM SHOT FOR THE LIVE STREAM SO THEY CAN SEE THAT
HAPPENING THEY’RE NOT GOING TO BE RECORDED THE SAME WAY THE
DISCUSSIONS OF ALL OF US AT THE TABLE ARE.
WITH WE’LL HAVE NOTE TAKERS THERE WHO WILL TRY TO CAPTURE
THE FLAVOR OF THE DISCUSSION. BUT AGAIN, NOT —
>>AND NOTHING GETS DONE WITHOUT GOOD FLIP CHARTS AND STICKY
GOATS NOTES AND WE’LL HAVE THOSE AS WELL.
THE OFFICIAL EVENTS WILL BASICALLY CONCLUDE ABOUT 5 AND
OPTIONAL EVENTS LATER THIS EVENING.
WE HOPE YOU ALL CAN MAKE THOSE EVENTS, THAT YOU’RE ABLE TO
ATTEND THOSE EVENTS. TOMORROW WE’LL HAVE AGAIN BRIEF
REMARKS FROM OTHER FOLKS THAT ARE WORKING HARD TO DRIVE THE
DATA STRATEGIC INITIATIVES ON BEHALF OF THE DEPARTMENT OF
COMMERCE, WE’LL HAVE THAT IN THE MORNING AND THEN BASICALLY
AFTER THAT, WE’RE GOING TO OFFER UP AN OPPORTUNITY FOR SOME OF
YOU TO SHARE YOUR OWN EXPERIENCES BUT WHERE YOU SEE
THE DATA SECTOR GOING BASICALLY TEN MINUTES EACH WITH I THINK
IT’S SIX — FIVE OR SIX MEMBERS VOLUNTEERED TO SHARE THOUGHTS.
AFTER THAT, AND THIS IS THE GRAND FINALE SO WE SHARED IDEAS
DUG INTO THE DETAILS, GIVEN STRATEGIC FRAMEWORK, WE TALKED
ABOUT THE FUTURE, THEN WE’RE GOING TO COME DOWN TO WHAT
SHOULD WE ACTUALLY GO DO. AND THAT IS AGAIN, ONE OF THE
ASPIRATIONS I HAVE FOR THESE TWO DAYS.
IS THAT THERE WILL BE A SET OF CLEAR RECOMMENDATIONS, MARCHING
ORDERS, GOING FORWARD, NOT JUST WHAT THE CDAC SHOULD DO BUT
DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE SHOULD DO AND THEN MECHANICS HOW WE SHARE
THOSE RECOMMENDATIONS BUT THAT AGAIN, THAT’S PART OF THE GOALS
THAT’S PART OF THE GOALS HERE IS THAT WE HAVE SOME CONSENSUS
AROUND WHAT THOSE RECOMMENDATIONS SHOULD BE.
SO THAT’S THE AGENT DARKS ANY QUESTIONS, STEVE?
>>I WANT TO ASK A QUESTION ABOUT SCOPE.
ARE WE THE ONLY DATA ADVISERY COUNCIL?
IN THE ENTIRE GOVERNMENT?>>I THINK SO.
YEAH, SAY THAT BECAUSE THERE’S A TREMENDOUS NUMBER OF COPY CATS
CATCHING UP AND THEY’RE SAYING IN THE RECOMMENDATION THAT THEY
WANT TO FOLLOW IN THE SUCCESS OF US BECAUSE WHICH IS FUNNY
BECAUSE WE HAVEN’T DONE ANYTHING YET.
NEXT QUESTION IS WILL THERE BE OTHERS?
OTHER AGENCYIES?>>I GUESS I HOPE THERE ARE.
BECAUSE I HOPE THAT WHAT WE DEMONSTRATE IS SO CLEAR THAT IT
DRIVES SOME DEGREE OF SUCCESS ELSEWHERE OTHER PARTS OF THE
GOVERNMENT. NOW, IN TERMS OF SCOPE, I CAN —
I’M A REPRESENTATIVE OF THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE.
THOUGH I HAVE CURIOSITIES I’M GOING TO MAKE THIS UP FOR THE
DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY, I THINK A FAIR QUESTION IS WHETHER OR NOT
THAT SHOULD BE PART OF THE SCOPE.
I GUESS THAT’S MORE SOMETHING THAT WE HOPE TO HEAR FROM YOU.
MAYBE I CAN GIVE A HYPOTHETICAL TO PROVE A POINT.
YOU CAN SAY LOOK, THIS IS NOT BIG ENOUGH, WE NEED INTO COLLUDE
ALL FEDERAL AGENCIES OR YOU CAN SAY YOU NEED TO COORDINATE WITH
OTHER GOVERNMENT AGENCIES ON THINGS LIKE THIS, THIS AND THIS,
THAT’S THE SCOPE DEFINITION. BUT THE REASON I ASK IS BECAUSE
YOU KEEP TALKING ABOUT THE DATA ECONOMY AND THOUGH THE COMMERCE
DEPARTMENT HAS JURISDICTION OVER THIS BUSINESS DATA INTERACTION,
I NOTICE THERE’S OTHER COLLEAGUES HERE, I THINK BOBBY
WAS HERE A MINUTE AGO AND –>>YEAH.
>>TYRONE SHEER. — TYRONE IS HERE. SO OBVIOUSLY INTERESTING TO SEE
WHETHER THEY CRAFT THEIR OWN OR I WANT TO ASK, ARE WE LIMITED IN
SCOPE TO JUST COMMERCE DATA OR I —
>>TECHNICALLY NO, BUT THAT’S WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT HERE
THE ABILITY TO TAKE ACTION. THE TOP TEN THINGS THAT FOLKS
LIKE MYSELF OUR TEAMS, THE FOLKS I WORK WITH, SECRETARY OF
COMMERCE, THAT WE CAN DO, REALISTICALLY IN THE NEXT FEW
MONTHS AND YEARS. IF IT’S A RECOMMENDATION IS ONE
METADATA STANDARD FOR OR ONE PROCESS OR PROTOCOL THAT EVERY
FEDERAL, STATE, CITY, COUNTY GOVERNMENT SHOULD DEPLOY IN THE
NEXT SIX MONTHS, FAIR TO SAY IT’S NOT NOT GOING TO HAPPEN.
WHY? NOT?
WHAT ARE THE ELEMENTS UNDERNEATH THAT?
THAT’S PART OF WHAT WE HOPE FOR WITH YOUR EXPERIENCE IS TO HAVE
THE REALISM AND THE BALANCE OF WHERE WE KNOW WE NEED TO GO AND
ALSO THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE FOLKS THAT ARE AVAILABLE HERE.
THAT SAID, SECRETARY OF COMMERCE IS ON A NUMBER OF CROSS
FUNCTIONAL TEAMS, THERE ARE OPEN DATA WORKING GROUPS THROUGHOUT
THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AS WELL. WE HAVE SAN FRANCISCO GOVERNMENT
REPRESENTED HERE, WHO EVEN KNOW THE COLLABORATION OPPORTUNITIES
BETWEEN PUBLIC AND SAN FRANCISCO.
SO THERE’S — THERE ARE FORMAL AND INFORMAL WAYS TO ACCOMPLISH
HIGHER LEVELS OF SCOPE IF WE SO CHOOSE BUT AGAIN, THAT’S THE FUN
PART ABOUT THIS SESSION, THIS IS — WE’RE THE FIRST ONES AND
NOT ONLY THE FIRST ONE BUS THIS IS THE FIRST MEETING SO WE ARE
HERE TO DECIDE ON THE SCOPE. Q. GLOBAL (INAUDIBLE) ARE YOU
AWARE OR ARE YOU IN CONTACT WITH OTHER EFFORTS IN EUROPE OR IN
GENERAL AREAS THAT WE SHOULD BE AWARE OF?
>>ANSWER IS YES. I THINK THE QUESTION SHOULD BE
ARE WE SUFFICIENTLY CONNECTED. AS AN ARBITRARY EXAMPLE, MORE
LATER, THERE ARE 12 BUREAUS WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT OF
COMMERCE, ONE IS THE INTERNATIONAL TRADE
ADMINISTRATION AND THE NATIONAL OCEANIC ATMOSPHERIC, NOAA AND
ITA HAVE A GLOBAL WORK FORCE. AMERICAN CITIZENS OVERSEAS SO
THAT’S OUR JOB IS TO HAVE THAT GLOBAL VISION.
SO YEAH, THE SHORT ANSWER IS YES, BUT AGAIN, WHAT ELSE SHOULD
WE BE DOING IN THAT AREA.>>IS THAT A FAIR ANSWER DO YOU
THINK?>>YES.
>>WE SHOULD BE LOOKING ALSO, I HAVE AN INCLINATION TO INTRODUCE
OTHER FOLKS THAT CAN HELP ANSWER QUESTIONS THAT ARE
WALKING IN THE ROOM BUT I MAYBE GETTING AHEAD OF MYSELF TOO
MUCH. AT LEAST FOR NOW I WANTED TO
SHARE THE AGENDA AS TO WHAT WE HOPE TO ACCOMPLISH, I THINK A
LOT OF THE ANSWERS TO YOUR QUESTIONS WILL BE BASICALLY COME
UP, WITH MORE INFORMATION — PUT INFORMATION IN CONTEXT AS WE
GO THROUGH THIS.>>I WOULD LIKE TO MENTION TWO
OTHER PEOPLE, LYNN OVERMAN, CHIEF DATA — AND AUSTIN DORR
CHIEF OF STAFF, STATISTICS ADMINISTRATION, WHILE THERE HE’S
GOING TO BE MODERATING ONE OF THE DISCUSSIONS THIS AFTERNOON
AND HOPE — HE’S VERY INVOLVED IN THIS ECONOMY AS WELL.
— COMMITTEE AS WELL.>>I GOT SO LOST IN THE
RECOMMENDATIONS I FORGET ANOTHER PART OF THE AGENDA, WHICH IS A
RATHER IMPORTANT ONE. PUBLIC COMMENT.
AT THE END — IRONIC. AT THE END OF OUR AGENDA WE HAVE
A DEDICATED PORTION WE WILL FACILITATE DIRECT QUESTIONS FROM
THE WORLD VIA WE HAVE SOME MECHANISMS FOR THAT, TWITTER AND
OTHERS BUT THAT IS ALSO AN ESSENTIAL PART OF THE AGENDA.
>>OTHER QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS? WHY DON’T WE BREAK FOR LUNCH
NOW. IT’S A WORKING LUNCH.
WE ARE ENCOURAGING ALL OF US TO HUDDLE AND TALK AND KEEP THIS
CONFERENCE THAT JUST GOT STARTED GOING.
THE CAFETERIA IS OFF LIMITS TO US, THAT’S GOOGLE’S PLACE BUT
THERE’S AREAS AROUND THE CORNER AND THEN WE CAN COME BACK TO
THIS TABLE OR THIS ROOM, THE FOOD WILL BE RIGHT AROUND THE
CORN E FOOD AND DRINKS AND SUCH SO HELP YOURSELF TO LUNCH AND
WE’LL RECONVENE FORMALLY A LITTLE BEFORE ONE O’CLOCK AND
BEGIN OUR WORK TOGETHER. THANKS, ALL. TEST TEST TEST TEST TEST TEST
TEST TEST TEST TEST TEST TEST TEST TEST TEST TEST TEST TEST Q. SO THE SECRETARY WILL BE HERE
IN A FEW MINUTES SO WE’LL BE GETTING STARTED, NOT QUITE JUST
YET, GLAD TO SEE YOU FOLKS ON THE COMMITTEE AROUND THE TABLE.
SO PERFECT. I’LL LET YOU KNOW WHEN WE’RE TO
GET UNDERWAY. TEST TEST TEST TEST TEST TEST
TEST TEST TEST TEST TEST TEST TEST TEST TEST TEST TEST PA UNTIL TEST TEST TEST TEST TEST TEST
TEST TEST TEST TEST TEST TEST TEST TEST>>SO WE CAN GET STARTED. WE’RE PLEASED TO HAVE SECRETARY
PATIL HERE TO JOIN US. WE’RE GOING TO TURN IT TO MARK
DO. COMMERCE FOR ECONOMIC AFFAIRS
WHO WILL KICK OFF OUR AFTERNOON AND THE BEGINNING OF THE
SUBSTANTIVE WORK OF THIS COUNCIL.>>GOOD AFTERNOON.
THANK YOU ALL FOR TAKING TIME OUT OF YOUR BUSY SCHEDULES TO
JOIN US THIS INAUGURAL MEETING OF THE DATA NEW ADVISORY
COUNCIL. WE WOULD LIKE THANK GOOGLE FOR
BEING GRACIOUS GENEROUS HOSTS. YOUR LEADERS IN THE DATABASE AND
IT’S AWESOME TO BE IN THE SAME ROOM WITH YOU.
WE APPRECIATE YOUR COMMITMENT TO THE COUNCIL AND DEPARTMENT
MISSION TO MORE FULLY REALIZE THE VALUE OF OUR DATA TO FOSTER
INNOVATION, CREATE JOBS AND DRIVE BETTER DECISION MAKING.
THE DEPARTMENT OF COUNCIL I HAVE THE PRIVILEGE OF OVERSEEING TWO
DATA AGENCIES. U.S. CENSUS BUREAU AND BUREAU OF
ECONOMIC ANALYSIS. BUT I’M HERE TODAY BECAUSE
SECRETARY PRITZKER ASKED ME TO DO DEPARTMENT STRATEGIC PLAN.
ONE THING MANY PEOPLE DO NOT FULLY APPRECIATE IS HOW MUCH
DATA COMMERCE PRODUCES WE PRODUCE HIGH QUALITY DATA ON
EVER CHANGING CLIMATE, ON OCEAN, POPULATION, ON OUR
ECONOMY,UPVATION SYSTEMS AND THE LIST GOES ON.
I WOULD LIKE TO SAY WE HAVE BEEN DOING BIG DATA BEFORE IT WAS
COOL, IN FACT OUR CENSUS AND PATENT DATA GO BACK TO 1790 WHEN
API MET ALL PAPER INDEX. UPON ENTERING OFFICE SECRETARY
PRITZKER MADE DATA A STRATEGIC PRIORITY THE FIRST COMMERCE
SECRETARY EVER TO DO SO. WHY?
BECAUSE DATA INNOVATION IS REVOLUTIONIZING EVERY ASPECT OF
SOCIETY AND HERE AT COMMERCE IT’S OUR JOB TO ACT AS A
RESPONSIBLE ACCELERATOR FOR THIS REVOLUTION BECAUSE THE BENEFITS
TO OUR SOCIETY CAN BE SO LARGE. SO WITH THAT SAID, WE’D LIKE TO
GO AROUND THE TABLE AND IF EVERYBODY CAN VERY BRIEFLY
INTRODUCE THEMSELVES TO THE SECRETARY.
AND WEAL GO COUNTER CLOCK WISE TO MY RIGHT.>>JOY BONAGURO, CHIEF DATA
OFFICER CITY AND COUNTY RECEIVE.>>BILL GAIL, CO-FOUNDER OF
GLOBAL WEATHER CORPORATION AND PAST PRESIDENT OF THE AMERICAN
METEOROLOGICAL SOCIETY, THANK YOU FOR JOINING AUTOS THE
MEETING EARLIER THIS WEEK.>>CATHY BORNER, INDIANA
UNIVERSITY. JACK DANGERMOND, ESRI RI (INAUDIBLE) GENERAL ELECTRIC.
>>CJ MOSES, AMAZON WEB SERVICES.
>>KEVIN MERRITT, FOUNDER AN CEO OF SAQWATA.
>>KIM STEVENSON CIO AT SPILL.>>ALAN BLUE FROM LINKEDN.
>>STEVE ADLER WITH IBM.>>KAREN REMINGTON, SOLUTIONS.
>>DANIEL ASTRO, CENTER FOR DATA INNOVATION.
>>DANE BOYD, MICROSOFT E RESEARCH AND DATA AND SOCIETY.
>>CHRIS DIBONA, GOOGLE.
>>I WOULD NOW LIKE TO TURN IT TO SECRETARY PRITZKER, SHE
UNDERSTANDS THE COMMUNITY HAVING USED CENSUS DATA TO
STRATEGICALLY LOCATE ESTABLISHMENTS IN ONE OF HER
MANY BUSINESSES. WE’RE FORTUNATE TO HAVE ENERGY
AND EXPERTISE AT H THE HELM. SHE’S INNOVATIVE PUTTING US ON A
FORWARD LEANING PATH. WE THANK HER FOR LEADER SHEP
APED VISION IN THIS H SPACE. WITHOUT FURTHER ADIEU, JOIN ME
IN WELCOMING SECRETARY PRITZKER.>>MARK THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
MY RESPONSE IS WOW. WHEN I FIRST ARRIVED AND WE AS
LEADERSHIP TEAM WERE TALKING ABOUT WHAT ARE THE PRIORITIES
FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE, IT JUST SEEMED NATURAL TO ME
THAT WE HAD ALL THIS INVENTORY TO USE A RETAIL PHRASE, OF DATA
AND THAT WE COULDN’T POSSIBLY BE B DOING THE MOST POSSIBLE WITH
IT. HERE WE ARE NOW PROBABLY A YEAR
LATER, OR SO WITH A GREAT TEAM I’M REALLY FORTUNATE MARK TO
HAVE YOU AND BOB, IAN AS OUR NEWEST MEMBER OF OUR TEAM COMING
ON AS CHIEF DATA OFFICER. LYNN OVERMAN WHO HAS BEEN
AMAZING WORKING AT THE WHITE HOUSE AND AS OUR DEPUTY CHIEF
DATA OFFICER. AND SO FIRST I’M COMPETEED THAT
WE ACTUALLY HAVE A TEAM FOCUSED ON THE ISSUE AT THE DEPARTMENT
OF COMMERCE BUT I CANNOT HAVE MA’AMED WHEN THE IDEA OF A DATA
COUNCIL — IMAGINED WHEN THE IDEA WAS PROPOSED WE WOULD ALSO
GET ALL OF YOU ENGAGED. SO THE QUALITY AROUND THE TABLE
AND AROUND THE ROOM IS JUST A BIT OVERWHELMING TO ME BUT
REALLY EXCITING. WE WOULD LIKE TO THINK OF
OURSELVES AS AMERICA’S DATA AGENCY.
AND BECAUSE OF THE DEPTH, THE BREADTH AND THE REACH OF OUR
DATA AS MARK TALKED ABOUT, EVERYTHING FROM TIME, WE MEASURE
TIME, TO GDP, TO PERSONAL INCOME, TO POPULATION, TO
INFORMATION ABOUT THE DEPTHS OF THE OCEAN, TO ALL THE WAY UP TO
THE SUN. SO WE’RE FULL OF VALUABLE
INFORMATION. THE CHALLENGE THAT WE HAVE IS,
IS IT COLLECTED APPROPRIATELY, IS IT ORGANIZED RIGHT, ARE WE
ANALYZING IT RIGHT, ARE WE USING IT FOR THE POTENTIAL PURPOSES?
IT’S GOT TO BE THE ANSWER THE TO THAT IS, WE’RE FALLING SHORT OF
THE POTENTIAL. AND THAT’S WHY YOU’RE HERE.
TO HELP US FIGURE THAT OUT. WE NEED YOUR ADVICE.
WE NEED YOUR RECOMMENDATIONS, HOW DO WE BEST IMPROVE DATA
MANAGEMENT PRACTICES? HOW DO WE DEVELOP COMMON OPEN
DATA STANDARDS? HOW DO WE BUILD EFFECTIVE MODELS
FOR GOOD PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS?
HOW DO WE EXPAND COMMERCIAL USE OF COMMERCE DATA?
HOW DO WE ENHANCE COMMUNICATION BETWEEN NON-GOVERNMENT
STAKEHOLDERS AND SUBJECT MATTER EXPERTS AT THE DEPARTMENT OF
COMMERCE? THOSE ARE JUST QUESTIONS WE CAN
THINK OF. I SUSPECT Y’ALL CAN THINK OF
EVEN MORE. WE — THE REASON WHICH ASKED YOU
TO JOIN THIS GROUP AND THAT WE’RE DELIGHTED THAT YOU AGREED
TO FRANKLY SERVE YOUR COUNTRY AND HELP US, IS WE NEED YOUR
INPUT. WE NEED YOUR GUIDANCE TO BETTER
ANTICIPATE WHAT ARE THE NEEDS OF BUSINESSES, HOW DO WE BETTER
DELIVER DATA TO MORE USABLE TIMELY ACCESSIBLE WAY.
HOW DO WE IMPROVE HOW OUR DATER IS UTILIZED.
TO MAKE BUSINESS AND GOVERNMENT MORE EFFECTIVE AND EFFICIENT. SO THE QUESTION THAT I WANT YOU
TO KEEP IN YOUR MIND AS YOU’RE GOING THROUGH THIS PROCESS AND,
I WILL TELL YOU I KNOW YOU COMMITTED SIGNIFICANT TIME AND I
APPRECIATE THAT, WE WANT YOU TO KNOW WE APPRECIATE THAT.
THE QUESTION IS THINK OF YOURSELF AS A STEWARD OF THE
TAXPAYERS’ DOLLARS. RIGHT? STEWARD OF THE TAXPAYERS’
ASSETS. NOW WHAT SHOULD WE DO?
WHAT DO WE DO WITH THESE ASSETS WE HAVE WITH WE PRODUCE FOR ONE
REASON OR ANOTHER BECAUSE WE’RE MANDATED TO DO.
BUT THERE’S MUCH GREATER PURPOSE WHICH THEY CAN BE PUT.
DO WE DO IT FOR FREE? DO WE CHARGE FOR IT?
DO WE PARTNER? DO WE — HOW COWE MAKE IT MORE
AVAILABLE? IT’S ALL ON THE TABLE.
THERE’S NOT PARAMETERS TO THINKING ABOUT THIS.
WE’RE AT THE BEGINNING OF WHAT I WOULD CALL A STARTUP.
I DON’T THINK IT’S REASONABLE TO THINK IN OUR TERM THAT WE’RE
GOING TO FIGURE THIS OUT AND IT WILL ALL BE DONE.
BUT WHAT YOU HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO DO HERE IS LAY THE FOUNDATION
FOR HOW IS THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT THINK ABOUT THE
PUBLIC GOOD CALLED DATA. AND WHAT SHOULD WE BE DOING AND
WHAT’S RESPONSIBLE FOR US TO DO? SO IT A BID OR TAKE OFF YOUR
PAROCHIAL HAT FROM YOUR BUSINESS, HUT ON YOUR HAT AS A
STEWARD OF THE PUBLIC GOOD OF THE TAXPAYERS AND WHAT SHOULD WE
BE DO SOMETHING WHAT IS OUR RESPONSIBILITY?
YOU GUYS ARE THE EXPERTS. WE ARE EXPERTS BUT WE CAN NO WAY
HAVE THE DIVERSITY OF PER SPECK THETIVE THAT YOU HAVE.
AND THAT’S WHY WE ARE SO THRILLED THAT YOU’RE HERE. WHAT I WOULD ASK YOU TO DO AS
YOU CONSIDER ALL THE QUESTIONS YOU WILL CONSIDER LIKE SHOULD
THE GOVERNMENT FOCUS ON RAW WHOLESALE DATA OR APPS?
HOW SHOULD WE EVOLVE TO MAINTAIN PROTECTIONS OF PRIVACY,
CONFIDENTIALITY AND SECURITY IN THE DISSEMINATION OF DATA, WE
HAVE TO TAKE THOSE THINGS INTO ACCOUNT.
WHAT CAN WE DO TO FOSTER THE BEST TECHNICAL SKILLS AND DATA
RESOURCES WITHOUT COMPETING WITH COMPANIES LIKE YOURS?
WE’RE NOT LOOKING TO COMPETE, WE DON’T EVEN BELIEVE THAT’S —
THAT’S NOT IN OUR LEXICON. WHAT WE WANT TO DO IS
COLLABORATE. WE VIEW YOU AS OUR CUSTOMERS AND
AS OUR PARTNERS. AND SO WHAT WE’RE HERE TO DO IS
LISTEN TO YOU AS CUSTOMERS, BUT FRANKLY WE NEED GUIDANCE BECAUSE
WE DO NOT HAVE THE EXPERTISE THE DEPTH OF EXPERTISE GIVEN
VOLUME OF WHAT WE HAVE. I WILL TELL YOU ONE THING WE DID
THAT SOME OF YOU I THINK ARE AWARE OF, THIS WEEK NOAA
LAUNCHED A PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP TO RELEASE MORE OF
ITS ENVIRONMENTAL AND WEATHER DATA, WORKING WITH AMAZON,
WORKING WITH IBM, MICROSOFT, GOOGLE CLOUD SERVICES, AND
UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO’S CLOUD CENTER.
SHOULD WE TAKE SIMILAR APPROACHES TO THAT?
SHOULD WE — IS THAT A GOOD IDEA WHAT WE DID?
WE NEED YOUR ADVICE. SO THINK ABOUT MY CHALLENGE IS
AS FOLLOWS: THINK ABOUT WHERE THE P TOP TEN THINGS ON THE LIST
YOU WOULD WANTS TO FOCUS ON? GIVEN THAT WE HAVE TO KEEP IN
MIND THE POLITICAL LEADERSHIP HERE HAS PROBABLY 20 MONTHS IN
FRONT OF US. THERE’S A LOT WE CAN GET DONE,
BUT WE PROBABLY CAN’T BOIL THE OCEAN, WE CAN’T DO EVERYTHING.
THINK OF YOUR RECOMMENDATIONS YOUR IDEAS IN SHORT MEDIUM AND
LONG TERM. THINK OF TOP TEN WHERE WOULD YOU
FOCUS US RIGHT NOW. WHO DO WE PARTNER WITH.
THAT WILL BE MOST VALUABLE TO US.
DON’T LEAVE TO US TO FIGURE THAT OUT.
HELP US WITH THAT. ALL I CAN SAY IS WE CAN GET A
LOT DONE IN A VERY SHORT PERIOD OF TIME AS YOU CAN TELL, OUR
TEAM IS HIGHLY NOTE MOATVATED AND HIGHLY ENERGIZED TO MOVE THE
NEEDLE IN THE PERIOD OF TIME THAT WE HAVE.
THE SECOND THING WE ARE HIGHLY ENERGIZED ABOUT IS TO MAKE THIS
A SUSTAINABLE PART OF DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE SO WE NEED YOUR
GUIDANCE ON THAT. WHAT SHOULD EXIST AT THE
DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE BECAUSE THE USE OF DATA ISN’T GOING
AWAY. IT’S ONLY GOING TO BECOME MORE
SO. AND SO WE HAVE TO LAY DOWN A
FOUNDATION THAT IS CARRIED FORWARD.
SO LOT TO DO IN THE NEXT TWO DAYS.
A LOT TO DO IN THE NEXT TWO YEARS.
BUT WE’RE SO GRATEFUL THAT YOU’RE GOING ALONG ON THIS
JOURNEY WITH US AND DON’T FORGET IS THIS O — I SAT IN YOUR
POSITION, I SAT ON A COUNCIL AND YOU CAN MAKE A HUGE DIFFERENCE.
I SAT OPT PRESIDENT’S JOB COUNCIL, WE ONLY DID WORK FOR
ABOUT A YEAR AND MADE WE HAD HUGE INFLUENCE.
YOU CAN HAVE HUGE INFLUENCE IN THIS ROLE.
IF YOU ENGAGE. I WOULD SUBMIT IT’S THE MOMENT.
BECAUSE YOU HAVE GOT REALLY RECEPTIVE PEOPLE OPT OTHER SIDE
IN THE GOFFED WHO WANT TO — IN THE GOVERNMENT WHO WANT TO
FIGURE THIS OUT. SO I’M REALLY EXCITED TO HEAR
FROM ALL OF YOU. I KNOW THAT I’M NOW GOING TO BE
QUIET BECAUSE THERE’S PRESENTATIONS.
BUT THIS IS IS A REALLY — YOU’RE AT THE GROUND FLOOR OF
SOMETHING THAT I THINK HAS A FANTASTIC POTENTIAL NOT JUST FOR
THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE BUT WE CAN SET EXAMPLE FOR THE
FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AND IT’S REALLY ALSO ABOUT THE IDEA THAT
WORKING WITH THE PRIVATE SECTOR, WILL MUCH BETTER AS OPPOSED TO
YOU GUYS COMPLAINING AND US FEELING BELEAGUERED.
WE’D MUCH BEFORE THE LET’S COLLABORATE AND TRY TO FIGURE
THIS OUT TOGETHER. SO I APPRECIATE YOUR WILLINGNESS
TO COMMIT TIME TO SERVE YOUR COUNTRY, WHICH IS WHAT U YOU’RE
DOING, AND TO HELP US BE THE BEST THAT WE CAN BE.
THANK YOU.>>ALL RIGHT.
SECRETARY PRITZKER, THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR THOSE REMARKS AND
YOUR LEADERSHIP. WHAT’S GOING TO HAPPEN NEXT?
SOMETHING FUN WE OF COURSE WANT NIKE SURE WE CAN PROVIDE A
PROPER INTRODUCTION BUT THERE ARE ROUGHLY 50,000ISH PEOPLE AT
THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE SO THAT WILL TAKE A WHILE.
INSTEAD OF THAT WE’RE GOING TO HAVE IGNITE STYLE OR IGNITE
INSPIRED SET OF TALKS, WE HAVE SOME REPRESENTATIVE WHOSE WILL
INTRODUCE THEMSELVES AN BUREAUS. THEY HAVE BEEN BRIEFED BUT
THEY HAVE EXACTLY NO MORE THAN 5 MINUTES PER PERSON FROM SIX BY
ROARS THAT WILL BE PRESENTING HERE.
THEY HAVE A FEW STORIES TO SHARE, AND THEN AFTERWARDS WE’LL
OPEN UP FOR SOME COMMENTS AND QUESTIONS FOR EVERYONE HERE.
FOR THOSE ON THE PHONES I ADJUSTED CHAIR AS LITTLE BIT BUT
I WILL ALSO BE CLOSE TO THE PRESENTERS TO BE THE JUDGE AND
JURY IF SOMEONE DOESN’T DECIDE TO GO ALONG WE’LL GET THE
APPROPRIATE INSPIRATION TO PASS BATON TO THE PRESENTER.
SO WITH THAT TO THE CENSUS BUREAU.
>>I’M JEANNIE SHIFFER, ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF
COMMUNICATIONS FOR THE CENSUS PURE ROAM FOR THE NEXT FIVE
MINUTES I WILL TALK TO YOU ABILITY DATA DRIVEN MARKETING.
WHAT DOES A BUREAUCRAT KNOW ABOUT DATA DRIVEN MARKET
SOMETHING I CONTEND THE 2020 DECENNIAL CENSUS BE A MARKING
CHALLENGE UNLIKE ANY THAT YOUR ORGANIZATIONS WILL EVER FACE.
AND HERE IS WHY. COMMERCIAL MARKETING ASSOCIATION
ASSOCIATIONS TRY TO TARGET PARTICULAR SEGMENTS OF THE
POPULATION AND PARTICULAR GEOGRAPHIES.
HERE AT THE CENSUS BUREAU WE MUST COUNT EVERY PERSON IN
AMERICA IN THE RIGHT PLACE AT PRETTY MUCH THE SAME TIME.
YOUNG HOUSEHOLD. OLD HOUSEHOLDS.
RURAL HOUSEHOLDS. URBAN HOUSEHOLDS.
ALL OF THE HOUSEHOLDS, 320 MILLION PEOPLE.
HOW MANY OF YOUR MARKETING ORGANIZATIONS HAVE TO COUNT ALL
OF THE PEOPLE IN AMERICA AT THE SAME TIME? IN 2020, HOUSEHOLDS RESPOND
ONLINE OR BY MAIL, OR BY PHONE, WE WILL EDUCATE AND PROMOTE
RESPONSE IN EVEN MORE WAYS INCLUDING DIGITAL ADVERTISING,
TV, RADIO, PRINT, PARTNERSHIP PARTNERSHIPS AND SOCIAL MEDIA.
WE HAVE TO CREATE A PERSONALIZED EXPERIENCE AT THE LOWEST
POSSIBLE COST WHILE MAKING IT SAFE AND EASY FOR THE PEOPLE WHO
ARE RESPONDING. WITH SO MANY VARIABLES, HOW DO
WE KNOW WHAT’S WORKING? THAT’S WHY WE’RE CONDUCTING A
TEST IN THE SAVANNAH, GEORGIA MEDIA MARKET.
THE CENSUS MANAGEMENT TOOL. HERE SOMEHOW IT WORKS IT’S AN
INTERACTIVE VISUALIZATION TOOL SITTING ON TOP OF ONE
CENTRALIZED DATA WAREHOUSE. RESPONSES BY GEOGRAPHY,
DEMOGRAPHIC, SOCIAL MEDIA, PARTNERSHIP ACTIVITIES, MEDIA
FILM AND MORE. BY EVALUATING ALL OF OUR METRICS
IN ONE PLACE WE CAN MAKE SURE THAT EVERYBODY IS ENCOURAGED TO
RESPOND IN THE MOST EFFECTIVE WAY POSSIBLE FOR THEIR COMMUNITY
AND THAT EVERYONE GETS COUNTED. IN THE 2015 CENSUS TEST IS JUST
THE START. WE WILL BUILD ON THIS CAPABILITY
AS WE APPROACH THE YEAR 2020. LET’S FAST FORWARD TO 2020 AND
LET’S TRY TO IMAGINE HOW THIS WILL WORK.
THE CENSUS RESPONSE TEAM WILL GET REAL TIME DATA FROM THE 2020
CENSUS IN ONE PLACE SO I’M FROM GEORGIA, SHOCKER YOU PROBABLY
COUNT TELL. IN THIS EXAMPLE THE TEAM
IDENTIFIED THE LOW RESPONSE RATE BACK HOME.
SO WE SPRING INTO ACTION USING THE DATA WAREHOUSE AND
ANALYTICAL TOOLS CUSTOMER SERVICE DATA AND WE SAY WHAT’S
WORKING? WHAT’S NOT WORKING?
AND WHAT’S THE BUZZ IN THE COMMUNE THETY?
WELL, — COMMUNITY? WE FIND ANTI-GOVERNMENT
SENTIMENT. SEEING IT IN SOCIAL MEDIA, ON
THE RADIO AND TV AND I’M HEARING ABOUT IT ON THE PHONE FROM MY
COUSINS. THIS DIGITAL ADS THAT HAVE BEEN
EFFECTIVE IN OTHER RURAL AREAS THEY’RE NOT WORKING HERE.
UH-OH. THERE IS LOW PARTNERSHIP ENGAGE
ENGAGEMENT. AND BASED UPON THESE FINDINGS, A
PLAN IS PUT IN PLACE WITH SPECIFIC MESSAGES AND TARGETING.
OUR DIGITAL ADS ARE UPDATED USING TRUSTED LOCAL VOICES LIKE
A MINISTER OR A BRAVES PLAYER, GO BRAVES.
DIGITAL ADVISERS ARE SHIFTED TO MORE PERSONALIZED MADAMES
ADVANTAGES LIKE FACEBOOK OR SHAREABLE VIDEO.
WE CHANGE THE SEARCH TERMS FOR PURCHASING TO DELIVER MORE
TARGETED RESULTS. SO LET’S SEE HOW THIS EXPERIENCE
WORKING FOR MY PRETEND FRIEND GINA. SHE IS 42, LIVES IN PUTNAM
COUNTY, GAY G TWO KIDS AND A HUSBAND AND SHE DOES OAT GEORGIA
AND SHE DOES NOT LIKE THE GOVERNMENT.
WE’RE NOT TARGETING GINA OR ANYBODY ELSE.
WE WILL USE DEMOGRAPHIC ANDS GEOGRAPHIC CHARACTERISTICS TO
PLACE HIGHLY SEGMENTED ADS. SO GINA SEE AS SPONSORED
FACEBOOK AD, THERE IS HER BRAVES PLAYER SHOW CLICKS ON THE AD
WHICH TAKES HER TO FILL OUT THE CENSUS ONLINE SEE.
SKEPTICAL SO SHE GOOGLES 2020 CENSUS, IS THIS REAL? SHE CLICKS TO RESPOND.
EVERY STEP HER ACTS ARE AGGRAVATED WITH OTHER
RESPONDENTS THAT SHARE HER DEMOGRAPHIC AND GEOGRAPHIC
CHARACTERISTICS. AND BACK AT THE CENSUS BUREAU WE
CONTINUE TO IMPROVE THE MESSAGES AND THE OPERATIONAL
ACTIVITIES UNTIL WE ARE SURE THAT WE ARE EFFECTIVELY AND
EFFICIENTLY COUNTING EVERY PERSON LIKE GINA.
THE RESULT IS A CUSTOMER-CENTRIC DATA DRIVEN DECENNIAL WHERE
EVERYONE IS COUNTED.>>ON TIME.
THANK YOU. [APPLAUSE]>>NEXT WE WILL HEAR FROM PATENT
TRADEMARK OFFICE.>>HELLO, EVERYONE.
I’M AJAY KUNDARIA, SENIOR ADVISER AT THE UNITED STATES
PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE. AND AS YOU CAN SEE FROM THE
SLIDES BEHIND ME THE PTO IS CELEBRATING 225 YEARS OF THE
DATA THIS YEAR. THAT MAY SOUND SURPRISING LIKE
WE HAVE BEEN SITTING ON THE TIME MACHINE BUT AS MARK MENTIONED
EARLIER WE HAVE BEEN DOING THIS SINCE 1790 AND INDULGE ME A
MOMENT I’LL GIVE YOU A QUICK PRIMER AND PATENT MODEL WHICH I
REALIZE MAY SOUND LIKE SOMETHING OF A RECURRING NIGHTMARE FOR
SOME PEOPLE BUT THINK HOW THAT WORKS.
YOU INVENT SOMETHING NEW AND GET THE EXCLUSIVE RIGHTS TO THAT
INVENTION FOR A LIMITED PERIOD OF TIME BUT YOU HAVE TO DO
SOMETHING IN RETURN, SHOW EVERYONE ELSE HOW THAT WORKS AND
P THAT’S WHAT A PATENT IS, A GOVERNMENT PUBLICATION THAT
SHOWS HOW THE INVENTION WORKS AND LETS THEM KNOW THEY CAN’T
USE IT, AT LEAST NOT FOR NOW THAT ENCOURAGES PEOPLE TO BUILD
ON THAT KNOWLEDGE FROM THAT INVENTION AND COME ONE MIGHT BE
BETTER ALTERNATIVES. THIS ONLY WORKS WITH PTO GETTING
ITS DATA OUT TO THE PUBLIC. BY THE WAY DON’T GO OUT TO
PRACTICE PATENT LAW, IT’S A LITTLE MORE COMPLICATED.
SO OPEN DATA IS AT THE VERY HEART OF THE PTS MISSION TO
FOSTER INNOVATION. WE RECOGNIZE THAT, AND COMMIT TO
OPEN DATA NOT JUST ANOTHER THING DOE BUT PRIORITY FOR THE
AGENCY. WE RECOGNIZE THAT TODAY OPEN
DATA DOESN’T SERVE AS A GUIDE TO INVENTERS IN BUSINESS CERTAINLY
TO PROTECT THEIR BRAND, OUR DATA ALREADY SERVES AS
FOUNDATION FOR MANY BUSINESSES BUT ADDS VALUE TOWARD DATA,
REPACKAGE AND DELIVER IT TO CUSTOMERS.
WE BELIEVE THAT AS WE IMPROVE OUR DATA DELIVERY THERE’S ROOM
FOR MORE WITH PTO DATA. FOR EXAMPLE COMBINING DATA ABOUT
PUBLISHED PATENT APPLICATION, DATA ABOUT ABOUT FEDERAL GRANTS
ALLOWS RESEARCHERS TO MEASURE IMPACT OF FEDERAL R&D ON
REGIONAL ECONOMIES. SO OUR OPEN DATA STRATEGY IS
CREATING SOLUTIONS AND HAS THREE PARTS.
FIRST WE WANT TO IMPROVE HOW WE DELIVER DATA.
NOT TOO LONG AGO WE USED TO SEND BULK UPDATES OF DATA
SUBSCRIBERS ON CD-ROM AND IT’S A HANDFUL OF SUBSCRIBERS I THINK
WE HAVE ABOUT SEVEN A YEAR. TODAY OUR DATA IS AVAILABLE
THROUGH FREE WEB INTERFACE AND SERVING THOUSANDS OF UNIQUE
USERS. WE THINK OUR DATA CAN BE
REACHING MORE PEOPLE SO WE WANT TO MAKE IT EASIER FOR THE PUBLIC
TO FIND OUR DATA, TO ACCESS OUR DATA, AND THEN TO HAVE IT
AVAILABLE IN A MORE USABLE FORMAT THAN WE DO NO. CXFC SO —
NOW. SO WE HAVE UNDERTAKEN AN
INVENTORY, FOUND OUT WHAT DATA VESSELS WE HAVE AND WE DEVELOPED
A FRAMEWORK TO DELIVER OUR MOST IN DEMAND DATA SETS BY API OVER
THE NEXT COUPLE OF YEARS. BUT THE GOALS HOW ALL OF OUR
DATA SETS ARE ULTIMATELY AVAILABLE IN THAT WAY.
I’M RELIEVED NOT TO HAVE TO DEFINE API OR SELL ON THE VALUE.
SECOND WE WANT TO ENGAGE WITH PEOPLE THAT USE OUR DATA.
NOT JUST PEOPLE THAT USE OUR DATA TODAY BUT PEOPLE WHO MAY
USE ANYTIME THE FUTURE. WE THINK THE BEST WAY TO GUIDE
THE DELIVERY OF OUR DATA FINDING OUT WHAT OUR USERS FIND USEFUL
AND WHERE WE HAVE ROOM TO IMPROVE.
LAST, DECEMBER IN CONJUNCTION WITH NYU (INAUDIBLE) WE HAVE THE
FIRST OPEN DATA ROUND TABLE, IT BROUGHT TOGETHER THE BROADEST
RANGE OF USERS FROM ACADEMIC TO APPLICANT FROM PEOPLE THAT USED
OUR DATA A LONG TIME TO PEOPLE WHO NEVER USED IT.
AND WE HAVE A DAY LONG CONVERSATION ABOUT OUR PLANS FOR
DATA DELIVERY. OUTSIDE THIS ROOM THAT MAY SOUND
INCREDIBLY KEY, IT WAS A GREAT TIME FOR US. WELL, WE HAVE ALL SORTS OF IDEAS
ABOUT WHAT WE WANT TO DO TO DELIVER OUR DATA BETTER, WE WANT
TO FOCUS OUR EFFORTS ON WHAT OUR USERS THINK IS USEFUL, WE
HAVE A LIMITED AMOUNT OF RESOURCES AND LIMITED AMOUNT OF
TIME. AS IAN POINTED OUT RIGHT NOW.
SO FINALLY I WANT TO SAY LAST THING YOU WANT TO DO IS INN
INVESTIGATE DATA DELIVERY SO TAP THE ENTHUSIASM OF THE OPEN DATA
COMMUNITY AND PROMOTE USE OF OUR DATA.
SO WE’RE GOING TO WHERE THE USERS ARE.
WE SET UP A GET HUB SITE FOR DEVELOPERS LOOKING AT HOSTING
OUR FIRST HACK A ON THIS FROM DATA JAM AND WE TAPPED THE
ENTHUSIASM OF OUR WORK FORCE AT PTO.
WE HAVE A DIVERSE WORK FORCE, REALLY PROUD OF THAT AND WE HAVE
A DIVERSITY OF INTEREST TOO, WE ALSO HAVE GREAT ENGINEERS SO
YOU CAN SEE WHERE THIS IS GOING. WE NOW HAVE AN AFFINITY GROUP AT
PTO CALLED CODE, THE CLUB FOR OPEN DATA ENTHUSIASTS.
THEY’RE SERVING AS A BRIDGE BETWEEN PTO AND THE OPEN DATA
COMMUNITY. WE HAVE NEVER HAD THAT BEFORE.
SO WE’RE INNOVATIVE IN OUR APPROACH TO OPEN DATA.
DON’T HOLD US TO THAT BECAUSE I SPOKE THE VIRTUE CYCLE OF EVEN
DATA INNOVATION, THAT’S OUR MISSION AND THAT’S WHERE WE’RE
GOING TO BE DOING HERE. THANK YOU.
[APPLAUSE]>>UP NEXT WE HAVE THE BUREAU OF
ECONOMIC ANALYSIS.>>GOOD AFTERNOON, MY NAME IS
LUCAS HITT FROM BUREAU OF ECONOMIC ANALYSIS.
TODAY I WANT TO TELL YOU ABOUT WHAT MY BUREAU DOES, HOW THAT’S
CHANGED OVER THE LAST FEW YEARS AND SOME OF THE FASCINATING
CHALLENGES WE LOOK FORWARD TO WORK WITH YOU ON IN FLESH AND
LIKE TO SOLVE. SO BEING IT IS THE STATISTICAL
— BEA IS THE AGENCY THAT MAKE IT IS ECONOMIC INDICATORS OUR
FLAGSHIP PRODUCT IS GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT IN INDUSTRY AND
REGIONAL VARIATION. THIS WORK KNOWN AS NATIONAL
ACCOUNTING, IT’S A STRICT SET OF FRAMEWORK AND PARAMETERS THAT
WE USE TO ASSEMBLE DATA AND MEASURE THE ECONOMY AND TRACES
ROOTS BACK TO WORK AT THE DEPARTMENT IN THE 1930s.
I LIKE TO THINK OF THE NATIONAL — BIG DATA ANALYTICS BEFORE WE
HAD BIG DATA ANALYTICS. BEFORE HIGH SPEED COMMUTATIONAL
POWER T STRUCTURE AND FRAMEWORK PROVIDE AD MEANS TO ASSEMBLE AND
ANALYZE DISPARATE DATA SO WE CAN PRODUCE MEASURES OVER TIME.
TODAY THE NATIONAL ACCOUNTS CONSIDER TO BE THE PRIMARY MEANS
OF UNDERSTANDING THE ECONOMY AND PROVIDING THE OPERATIONAL
ECONOMIC DATA BUSINESS AND GOVERNMENTS AND HOUSEHOLDS
DEPEND ON BUT THIS EVOLUTION HAS BEEN ABOUT 80 YEARS.
THE ECONOMY IS EVER CHANGING ENTITY AND MEASURING IT IS
REQUIRED FOR CONSTANT CHANGE. FIRST WE’LL TALK HOW WE DO THIS.
BEA IS FIRST AND FOREMOST THE DATA AGGREGATOR, ON A MONTHLY
BASIS WE CONSUME MILLIONS OF DATA POINTS AND A DOZEN FED RAIL
GENERAL SAYS, HUNDREDS OF STATE LOCAL GOVERNMENT, TRADE GROUPS
PRIVATE SECTOR DATA PARTNERS AS WELL AS OUR OWN SURVEYS.
ALL THIS IS COMPILED AND INTEGRATED IN THE NATIONAL
ACCOUNTS PUBLISHED. THIS GIVE ANSWER INTERESTING
PERSPECTIVE AS WE ARE AN ECONOMIC DOWNSTREAM ACTOR
CONSUMING DATA FROM OUR PEERS AN PRIVATE SECTOR PARTNERS THROUGH
MULTI-NATIONAL COUNTY FRAMEWORK AND KEY INDICATORS SUCH AS GDP,
AS NOTED EARLIER THIS EVOLUTION HAS BEEN LONG TERM.
IT REMAINS IN CONSTANT FLUX. MAJOR DEVELOPSMENTS ARE DRIVEN
BY NEED OR WAR PLANNING, CONCERNS OF INFLATION,
LOCALIZATION, THE PUZZLE OF QUALITY ADJUSTED COMPUTER PRICES
AND THE DRIVE TO UNDERSTAND INTANGIBLES IN OUR ECONOMY.
AND THIS EVOLUTION CONTINUES TODAY.
JUST THIS YEAR BEA PUT UP THREE NEW ANALYTICAL SERIES.
QUARTERLY GDP BY INDUSTRY, PRICE PARODIES PERSONAL INCOME
MEASURES AN CONSUMER SPENDING BY STATE.
EACH OF THESE AREAS REPRESENTS A NEW INSIGHT TO DYNAMIC ECONOMY
AND THAT MUCH MORE DATA TO GET TO HUNDRED DOLLARS OF USERS.
BUT AS WORK EVOLVES SO HAVE OUR CUSTOMERS.
TODAY D EA CUSTOMERS INCLUDE ANYONE WITH INTEREST AND MEANS
THE TO ACCESS OUR WEBSITE. AND TODAY’S CUSTOMERS
INTERACTIVE DATA MAPPING VISUALIZATION, MACHINE READABLE
FILES AND FASTER MORE DETAILED THAN EVER BEFORE.
MOREOVER WE GET IT B THAT THE AVERAGE DATA CONSUMER DOESN’T
HAVE BEA.GOV IN THEIR BROWSER THEY WANT GDP COLORADO PROBABLY
GO TO GOOGLE AND TYPE GDP COLORADO SO WE HAVE THAT
ADDITIONAL CHALLENGE OF COMMUNICATION.
SO THIS IS NOT ALWAYS BEEN THE CASE.
FOR MUCH HISTORY, THE ONLY WAY USERS CONSUME OUR DATA WAS
THROUGH OUR MONTHLY JOURNAL, SURVEY OF CURRENT BUSINESS AND
BEA WENT ONLINE IN THE 1990s. IN 2002 WE LAUNCHED THE FIRST
INTERACTIVE DATA TOOL WHICH LEFT A FEW THINGS TO BE DESIRED.
AND THEN 2011 WE LAUNCHED THE CURRENT AWARD-WINNING
INTERACTIVE DATA TOOL COMBINING MAPPING GRAPHING AND CHARTING
TOOLS WITH THE SINGLE SYSTEM AND UNIFORMITY AND EVEN AS I STAND
HERE NOW THE TEAM IS BACK HARD AT WORK TRYING TO ENVISION THE
NEW BEA.GO AND RESTRUCTURE OF INFORMATION ARCHITECTURE, NEW
DATA TOOLS AND WHOLESALE CHANGE TO TRY TO ALIGN WHAT WE DO WITH
OUR CUSTOMERS NEEDS OF TODAY. ALL THAT SAID WE RECOGNIZE A LOT
ABOUT THIS WE DON’T KNOW AND THAT’S WHERE WE LOOK FORWARD TO
WORKING WITH YOU. OPEN DATA PRESENTS A INTERESTING
FRONTIER BUT HOBO D&O WE TRANSLATE THE NATIONAL
ACCOUNTING STRUCTURE INTO THE OPEN DATA ENVIRONMENT?
LIKEWISE, BIG DATA PRESENTS INTERESTING OPPORTUNITIES TO
SUPPLEMENT OR FULLY SUPPLANT TRADITIONAL DATA SOURCES AS WELL
AS HOW TO POSITION BEA DATA ITSELF AS A BIG DATA ASSET.
THE DATA SUMMATION THE MODERN ENVIRONMENT PROVIDES WEALTH OF
OPPORTUNITY AS WELL AS FASCINATING CHALLENGES.
MARKETS REACT, SECURITY IS PARAMOUNT AND SYMMETRY IS
ESSENTIAL. BUT FOR ME, THE MOST PRESSING
CHALLENGE IS ENSURING THAT WE PROVIDE THE BEST MOST ACCURATE
TIMELY DATA TO CUSTOMERS. THIS CHART REPRESENTS THAT
CHALLENGE. THE VERTICAL AXIS IS PRODUCTS AN
DATA AND HORIZONTAL IS ECONOMIC KNOWLEDGE.
WITH WE FEEL RELATIVELY COMFORTABLE TALKING TO CUSTOMERS
IN BLUE, THESE ARE THE CUSTOMERS, THE YELLOW I THINK WE
OWE MORE EFFORT TO AND GREEN REPRESENT OURS BIGGEST
OPPORTUNITY, OUR MISSION AS WELL AS SECRETARY PRITZKER’S
CHALLENGE TO LEVERAGE THE DEPARTMENT OF DATA ASSETS.
SO WITH THAT, ON BEHALF OF MY COLLEAGUES AT BEA WE LOOK
FORWARD TO WORKING WITH YOU ON THESE QUESTIONS. [APPLAUSE]
>>NEXT WE WILL HEAR FROM MICHELLE, OUR ORGANIZATION WE
CALL NTIS.>>GOOD AFTERNOON MY NAME IS
MICHELLE WILLIAMS, PROGRAM MANAGER WITH THE NATIONAL
TECHNICAL INFORMATION SERVICE. I HAVE THE PLEASURE OF SHARING
SHARING WITH YOU TODAY HOW NCIS SUPPORTED U.S. CIS WAS THE
CHALLENGE OF DECRYPTING DATA. OUR PERSPECTIVE IS A LITTLE
DIFFERENT THAN OTHER BUREAUS BECAUSE CLOSE RELATIONSHIP
WORKING WITH THE PRIVATE SECTOR WE HAVE A UNIQUE AUTHORITY TO
BUILD PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNER SNIPS AND CURRENTLY WE HAVE OVER
50 OF THEM. AT NCIS WE VIEW CHALLENGES AS
OPPORTUNITIES SOAR U.S. CIS CAME TO US WITH THE PROBLEM —
UNITED STATES INTEGRATION SERVICES.
THANK YOU. THEY CAME TO US WITH THE PROBLEM
OF RELAYING INFORMATION TO THE PUBLIC, FIND WEIGHS TO DO IT
EFFICIENTLY AND MAXIMIZING THEIR RESOURCES.
THEY ALL SHARE THE PUBLIC VERY CHALLENGED WITH LOCATING
INFORMATION ON THE WEBSITE AND UNDERSTANDING IT ONCE THEY FOUND
IT. WE HAD TO MAKE CHANGES AND MAKE
THEM QUICKLY SO WE QUICKLY CALLED TOGETHER A WHITE BOARDING
TEAM TO COME UP WITH SOME IDEAS AND WE CONTINUED THE
COLLABORATION WITH U.S. DIS AND OUR JOINT VENTURE PARTNER EXCELA
TO DEVELOP AND EMPLOY A SOLUTION WITHIN 90 DAYS.
THAT’S CORRECT 90 DAYS, A SOLUTION THAT SUPPORTS THE
PRESIDENTIAL INITIATIVE TO IMPROVE CUSTOMER SERVICE, A
SOLUTION THAT SUPPORTS THE PAPER REDUCTION ACT, AND A SOLUTION
THAT ACTS FISCALLY RESPONSIBLE. SO WE’LL DELVE MORE INTO
COLLABORATION. U.S. CIS HAS A COLLABORATION
WHAT THEY WANT TO ACCOMPLISH. THEY WORK IN IKO TO WORK ON THE
CONCEPT AND USER EXPERIENCE DESIGN BUT THE QUESTION WAS, HOW
DOES THIS APPLICATION COME TO FRUITION?
FORTUNATELY THE NCIS TEAM WITH PARTNERS WITH WERE ABLE TO STEP
UP TO THE PLATE, DEVELOP AND DEPLOY THE SOLUTION. WE USE AN AGILE APPROACH TRULY
CAME TOGETHER TO PROBLEM SOLVE INNOVATE, RAPID DELIVER AND
DEVELOP. IT’S OKAY TO MAKE CHANGES WITH
OUR PROCESS, THE PROCESS IS AGILE FROM THE MOMENT YOU
ESTABLISH AGREEMENT GOVERNMENT TO GOVERNMENT TO THE POINT OF
DELIVERY. WE’RE USING THE LATEST AGILE
TECHNOLOGIES WITH TWO WEEK DEVELOPMENTS, WE ARE ABSOLUTELY
COMFORTABLE WITH URGENT CHANGES IN FACT WE CAN RELEASE THE
CHANGE TO PRODUCTION WITHIN 60 MINUTES. THE FINAL RESULT.
YOU HAVE A ROBUST FEDERAL INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM,
SUCCESSFUL, SO SUCCESSFUL I HAVE AN 11-YEAR-OLD AND SHE WAS
HELPING A GIRLFRIEND OF HERS AT SCHOOL TO RESEARCH ANSWERS TO
HER FAMILY’S CHALLENGE FROM GHA GHANA.
WITH HER MOBILE DEVICE, YOU CAN EXPLORE OPTIONS ON THE SITE. AND FINALLY SEARCH EXPLORE
APPLIES SO LITERALLY AT — THE TIP OF YOUR FINGERS YOU CAN LOG
ON NOW, MY.USCIS.GOV. WE CHOOSE THE PUBLIC WITHOUT
BEING THE CHARGED FOR THIS DATA. SO REALLY TRULY, THIS
INFORMATION WAS QUICK BUT TRUST THAT IT IS UNIQUE N FACT THE
U.S. CIS TEAM WAS ABLE TO RELEASE THIS NEW APPLICATION TO
PRODUCTION AT A 10TH OF THE BUDGET WATER PROUD SUPPORTING
THEM AND LOOK FORWARD TO MORE SERVICES SPACE.
THANK YOU. [APPLAUSE]>>THERE’S A MINUTE AND A HALF
TO SPARE I’LL GIVE A QUICK UNSCRIPTED EDITORIAL TO THAT
GREAT WORK. I’M VERY GRATEFUL FOR ALL OF YOU
THAT CAN BE PATIENT WITH GOVERNMENT ACRONYMS.
WE CAN’T HELP BUT USE THEM BUT I WILL SAY THAT ALTHOUGH IN MY
PERSONAL OPINION MAYBE A PHRASE LIKE MY USCIS.GOV DOES NOT ROLL
OFF THE TOUNG WITH POETRY, IT IS ALREADY ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR
WEBSITES IN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT.
WE HAVE THE DATA TO PROVE IT. THAT BRAND WHICH DOESN’T
NECESSARILY HAVE THAMMUZ AL RING IS ALREADY SERVING MANY, MANY
PEOPLE TO LIVE THE AMERICAN DREAM AND BECOME CITIZENS OF OUR
COUNTRY. SO WITH THAT EXTRA VERY PROUD TO
TO BE PART OF THE TEAM JOINING THE TEAM RATHER THAT BUILT THAT
GREAT PRODUCT AND CONGRATULATION FOR THE GREAT WORK AT THAT PURE
ROAM NOW BACK TO THECAL ALREADY.
LIKE TO INTRODUCE THE INTERNATIONAL TRAIT
ADMINISTRATION.>>GOOD AFTERNOON, EVERYONE.
MY NAME IS KIM BECHT AND I’M WITH INTERNATIONAL TRADE
ADMINISTRATION AND I’M HERE TODAY TO TALK TO YOU ABOUT OUR
TRADE DEVELOPER PORTAL WHERE OUR GOAL IS TO HELP U.S. COMPANIES
EXPORT. SO THIS IS OUR TRADE DEVELOPER
PORTAL. WE INCLUDE DATA NOT ONLY FROM
OUR AGENCY ITA BUT ALSO FROM SISTER TRADE AGENCIES SUCH AS
THE SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION, THE EXPORT
IMPORT BANK, STATE DEPARTMENT AND MANY OTHERS.
THIS IS BUILT FOR DEVELOPERS, SO OUR APIs ARE AVAILABLE IN
FORMAT AND ALSO USING GET HUB REPOSITORY TO COLLECT FEEDBACK.
WE HAVE A COMMON TAXONOMY ACROSS ALL OUR DATA SETS TO MAKE OUR
DATA MORE EASY TO CONSUME. WE ALSO DIDN’T JUST WANT TO MAKE
THIS TECHIE, WE’RE ALSO FRIENDLY FOR NON-TECHIE FOLKS
THAT COME TO OUR SIGHT. FOR EACH DATA SET WE INCLUDE
INFORMATION ON WHY THIS DATA MATTERS, IDEAS FOR USING THE
DATA, THE SEARCH ACT SO YOU CAN SEARCH THE DATA WITHOUT HAVING
TO (INAUDIBLE) OR HAVE A PROGRAM.
SO WHY WE DID IT, THE DATA ON OUR WEBSITE AS MANY OTHER SITES
WAS COUPLE BEARSOME TO ACCESS, YOU HAD TO REMEMBER WHERE IT
WAS, HAD TO MANUALLY MANIPULATE AND CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES.
SO WE WANT TO CREATE NEW DATA PRODUCTS AND SERVICES THAT
DELIVER ADDED VALUE TO OUR CUSTOMERS AND EXPONENTIALLY
INCREASE CUSTOMER BASE. SOL WE HAVE ESSENTIAL DATA THAT
WE WANT TO GET INTO THE GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAIN WHERE TRADE AND
INVESTMENT DECISIONS ARE MADE. NO ONE SHOULD HAVE TO SCOUR
WEBSITES LOOKING FOR IT. AND OUR DATA SHOULD BE AVAILABLE
ON DEMAND WHEN THE DECISIONS NEED TO BE MADE. SO FOR EXAMPLE, WE HAVE THE
CONSOLIDATED SCREENING LIST WHICH I WILL GET INTO IN A
MINUTE AND IF WE CAN GET THAT INTO LOGISTIC SYSTEMS OF SAY
MAJOR INTERNATIONAL SHIPPERS, THIS CAN HELP PREVENT EXPORTERS
FROM DOING BUSINESS WITH THE WRONG PEOPLE, THIS COULD HELP
AVOID COSTLY FINES. SO THIS IS WHAT I MENTIONED,
CONSOLIDATED SCREENING LIST. BEFORE WE PUT THIS TOGETHER,
WHICH MADE CATCHING BAD GUYS EASIER YOU HAVE TO KNOW ABOUT
TWO DOWNLOADABLE FILES ONE IS A CSX AND ONE A TEXT FILE.
YOU HAD TO MANUALLY DOWNLOAD AND SCAN IT, YOU HAVE TO REGISTER
FOR A IS EMAIL LIST SO YOU KNOW WHEN IT WAS UPDATED THEN HAVE TO
COME BACK AND GET THE UPDATE AND START ALL OVER AGAIN.
SO WE NEEDED TO MAKE IT EASIER SO THAT EXPORTERS WOULD NO
LONGER UNKNOWINGLY DO BUSINESS WITH PROHIBITED ENTITIES.
IF THEY GRATE THIS INTO THEIR SUPPLY CHAIN SOFTWARE THEY’LL
KNOW RIGHT AWAY WHO THEY CAN AND CAN’T DO BUSINESS WITH.
THIS IS ALSO OUR FIRST DATA SET WE REACHED OUTSIDE OUR AGENCY.
WE WORK WITH THE DEPARTMENTS OF COMMERCE, STATE AND TREASURY,
AND WE ALSO HAVE OTHER FEDERAL AGENCIES THAT ARE ALSO CONSUMING
OUR DATA NOW SO THERE’S ONE BUREAU WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT OF
STATE THAT PROVIDES US WITH SCREENING INFORMATION, AND WE
HAVE ANOTHER BUREAU ALSO WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE THAT
USES OUR API TO INCORPORATE INTO THEIR OWN SCREENING SOFTWARE. BUSINESS USA ALSO USES DATA SETS
WE HAVE AVAILABLE ON OUR PORTAL.
SO NOW WE’RE STARTING TO LOOK BEYOND OUR WEB PAGES AND OUR
SEARCH APPS TO FIND DATA WE CAN USE FROM OTHER AREAS INSIDE OUR
AGENCY AS WELL AS OUR SISTER AGENCY.
SO WE STARTED SMALL, WE STARTED WITH THE DATA SETS THAT WE HAVE
AVAILABLE ON OUR WEBSITES AND THAT WOULD BE THE MARKET
RESEARCH LIBRARY, TRADE LEAVE, ITA OFFICES AND CENTERS, AND
TRADE NEWS ARTICLES. SO WE STARTED REACHING OUT TO
INCORPORATE THE OTHER INFORMATION FROM THE OTHER
AGENCIES. ONE BIG ONE THERE IS TRADE
EVENTS. WE INCLUDED INFORMATION FROM THE
EXPORT IMPORT BANK, SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION, U.S.
TRADE AND DEVELOPMENT AGENCY AND STATE DEPARTMENT DIRECT LINE.
WE HARMONIZE THE DATA ON THAT COMMON TAXONOMY AND WE PUBLISH
IT OUT AS A SINGLE SO CUSTOMERS DON’T HAVE TO GO TO ALL THOSE
DIFFERENT AGENCIES TO FIND OUT WHETHER THE EVENTS ARE
HAPPENING. WE ALSO MAINTAIN CONSTANT
CONTACT WITH WITHIN AGENCIES TO MAKE SURE THE DATA IS ALWAYS UP
TO DATE. WE RECENTLY RELEASED OUR VERSION
2 OF OUR API AND WITH VERSION 2 WE ADDED TWO NEW DATA SETS.
ONE ON THE ALL FREE TRADE AGREEMENTS AND ALSO ADDED OUR
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS FOR EXPORTERS.
WE ADDED OVERSEAS OPPORTUNITIES TO OUR FED BUSINESS OPS TRAINING
— FEDBIZOPS TO OUR TRADE LEADS AND INTRODUCED API TEAMS TO
HELP US KEEP BETTER TRACK OF WHO IS USING THE DATA, SO WE KNOW
HOW TO HELP PEOPLE BETTER. SO I WOULD LIKE TO THANK YOU FOR
YOUR TIME THIS AFTERNOON, THIS IS MY CONTACT INFORMATION.
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS AND WOULD LIKE TO FOLLOW-UP LATER
PLEASE FEEL FREE TO REACH OUT. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
[APPLAUSE] LAST BUT NOT LEAST WE HAVE BRIAN
FROM THE NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION.
>>THANKS. MY NAME IS BRIAN EILER, SENIOR
ADVISER AND I’M HERE TO TALK ABOUT THE NOPA BIG DATA PROJECT.
WE WERE VERY EXCITED TO HAVE THE SECRETARY ANNOUNCE THIS PROJECT
ON TUESDAY MORNING AT THE AMERICAN METEOROLOGICAL SOCIETY
AND IT’S SOMETHING THAT WE HAVE A LOT OF AMBITION FOR.
MAYBE IT MAKES SENSE TO TALK BRIEFLY ABOUT NOAAA.
LY SPARE YOU THE MISSION BUT IN SHORTHAND WE ARE IN THE —
BUSINESS OF ENVIRONMENTAL INTELLIGENCE AND TO DO THAT WE
COLLECT OVER 2 BILLION OBSERVATIONS A DAY.
WE HAVE 120 RADAR NETWORKS IN EVERY STATE AND TEAR TORE, FOR
NETWORKS WITH HUNDREDS OF BUOYS IN EVERY OCEAN IN THE PLANET, WE
HAVE HUNDREDS OF AUTOMATED GROUND PLATFORMS, 200 TIE
GAUGES, 8,000 RIVER GAUGES, 17 SHIPS TEN AIRCRAFT, TEN
SATELLITES GEOSPATIAL ORBITING AND ONE CURRENTLY SPEEDING ITS
WAY TO L 11.5 MILLION-MILES FROM EARTH.
ALL THAT MEANS A LOT OF DATA. WE SAY AT LEAST 20 TERABYTE,
IT’S PROBABLY CLOSER TO 30 OR 40 AND WE ARCHIVE MOST OF THAT
DATA SO LOOK AT THAT CHART BY THE TIME BEW GET — EWE GET TO
2030 WE’LL HAVE THREE ’03 THOUSAND PET BYTES WHICH A LOT
OF DATA. THIS IS THE DATA THAT PROVIDES
THE DATA FOR EVERYONE IN THE COUNTRY NOT ONLY AMERICAN
WEATHER SERVICE, BUT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE, SORRY BUT ALSO
THE ENTIRE PRIVATE WEATHER INDUSTRY WHICH IS A
MULTI-BILLION DOLLAR INDUSTRY. EVERY PORT IN THE COUNTRY WILL
RUN SMOOTHLY BECAUSE OF OUR DATA, IT ENABLES GUIDES FOR THE
FUTURE AND GUIDES STEWARDSHIP OF ALL THE NEIGHs FISHERIES.
— NATIONS FISHERIES. FOR ALL THAT DATA THE PUBLIC HAS
ESSENTIAL READY ACCESS TO A A SMALL PERCENTAGE.
WE SAY READY ACCESS, BECAUSE YOU CAN ACTUALLY GET TO A LOT OF
DATA BUT NOT IN A MEANINGFUL OR USEFUL WAY, LET ME — GO BACK
ONE? THANKS.
DID WE MISA SLIDE IN — DID WE MISS A SLIDE?
THAT’S ALL RIGHT. WE HAVE READY ACCESS TO A SMALL
PERCENTAGE, ONE EXAMPLE. THERE’S DATA VISUAL AND INFRARED
DATA THAT’S USED TO MEASURE CLOUD, PROPERTIES, OCEAN COLOR,
SURFACE TEMPERATURE, ICE, AIR TEMPERATURE, FIRE, IT’S VERY
IMPORTANT TO WEATHER AND CLIMATE MODELS AND THE PRIVATE INDUSTRY
WOULD LOVE TO HAVE IT. TECHNICALLY CAKE THEY CAN GET
FIT YOU GO ON TO OUR SERVER YOU CAN DOWNLOAD IT.
THE CATCH IS, IF YOU TRY TO DOWNLOAD THAT PARTICULAR PRODUCT
IT TAKES MORE THAN 24 HOURS TO DOWNLOAD 24 HOURS WORTH OF DATA
WHICH MEANS YOU CAN NEVER CATCH UP YOU CAN NEVER BE CURRENT, YOU
CAN’T DO IT IN REAL TIME. AND ELECTRONIC WHY IS WE HAVE
OVER 400 FACILITIES AND 200 DATA CENTERS INCLUDING THE NATIONAL
CLIMATIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION CENTER NATIONAL DATA
SENT THE OCEAN DATA CENTER GEOPHYSICAL DATA CENTER FIVE
COMPUTE IRES IN OAK RIDGE ORLANDO AND BOLDER.
THERE’S NO COMMON AGGREGATOR PLATFORM FOR ANY.
MOVING AROUND IS A BURDEN INTERNALLY WE TWO PEDABYTES
EVERY MONTH TO FACILITATE OUR PRE-DETERMINED MISSION
OPERATIONS. SO, EVEN IF YOU KNOW, EVEN IF
YOU WANT TO USE OUR DATA IT’S HARD TO KNOW WHERE TO FIND IT.
AND IF WE’RE RELYING ON PEOPLE WHO ONLY KNOW EXACTLY WHERE TO
FIND IT, THAT REALLY CLOSES OFF AVENUES FOREIGNVATION SEW ARE
ENLISTING HELP. WE WANT TO POSITION OUR DATA TO
THE PRIVATE INDUSTRY AND AMERICAN PUBLIC TO HAVE ALL
GREAT EFFORT OF ALL OF OUR DATA, WE WANT AS MANY INSTITUTIONS
AND PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE TO HAVE ACCESS TO VIRTUALLY ALL OF OUR
DATA. WE WANT THE PUBLIC TO SEE THE
SAME DATA WE’RE SEEING AND THE SAME LEVEL OF DETAIL AT THE SAME
TIME. AND WE WANT THE PUBLIC TO DRIVE
THE DEMAND, DECIDE WHICH DATA SITS ARE MORE IMPORTANT.
SO WE WENT ABOUT TRYING TO FIGURE HOW TO DO THAT ABOUT A
YEAR AGO. WE DID THE FIRST RFI IN
FEBRUARY, THE SECOND ONE IN SEPTEMBER AND WE HAD INDUSTRY
DAY IN OCTOBER. WE HAD 73 RESPONDENTS TO OUR
RFIs AND WE HAD OVER 300 INDIVIDUALS COME TO OUR CAMPUS
IN VIRILE SPRING IN HOCKET REPRESENTING OVER 200 COMPANIES. A LOT OF INTEREST T. TAKE AWAY
WAS NO SINGLE BUSINESS MODEL MERGED AS THE CLEAR SOLUTION.
THE REASON IS, NO ONE COMPANY UNDERSTOOD THE ENTIRE ECOSYSTEM
OF ALL THE DATA USERS COLLECTORS.
WE AS A GOVERNMENT ARE IN THE BUSINESS OF BEING CUSTOMER
PROVIDER AND COMMERCIAL BASIS FOR THIS DATA, THE END USERS OF
THE DATA UNDERSTAND THE DATA BUT THEY DON’T HAVE SCALE TO MANAGE
THAT DATA AND CLOUD PROVIDERS DON’T HAVE A READY BOOST FOR THE
DATA AND MARKETPLACE IS NOT MATURE BECAUSE NOAAA IS THE ONLY
ONE WHO LOOKS THE DATA AND WE NEVER — COLLECT IT IS DATA AND
NEVER DISSEMINATED ON THIS SCALE BEFORE.
SO WE NEED TO WORK TOGETHER TO DEVELOP A MARKETPLACE TO MATURE,
WE NEED A PROGRAM THAT ORGANIZES THE ENTIRE ECOSYSTEM,
THE COLLECTORS OF THE DATA, THOSE WHO STAGE IT AND
ULTIMATELY THOSE WHO USE IT AND INNOVATE THE DATA SEW CAME UP
WITH THE IDEA OF DATA ALLIANCES. AS THE SECRETARY ANNOUNCED
THIS WEEK, WE HAVE SIGNED COOPERATIVE RESEARCH AND
DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENTS TO COLLABORATE WITH AMAZON WEB
SERVICES, GOOGLE CLOUD PLATFORM, IBM, MICROSOFT OBSERVER AND THE
OPEN CLOUD CONSOR YUM FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO —
CONSORTIUM. WITH WE CALL THEM PROJECT
ANCHORS. WE INTERFACE WITH THEM AND THEY
INTERFACE WITH THE REST OF THE MARKETPLACE.
EACH ANCHOR ORGANIZE AS DATA ALLIANCE AND THEY WORK TO
IDENTIFY WHICH DATA SETS ARE MOST IMPORTANT TO THE PUBLIC.
THEY ALSO WORK TO HELP US ADDRESS TECHNICAL CHALLENGES OF
BRINGING ALL OF OUR DATA TO THE CLOUD. SO WE’RE JUST GOING TO SCREEN
THROUGH ALL THIS, THIS IS THE EARLY ARCHITECTURAL CONCEPTS HOW
IT WORKS ITS WAY UP THROUGH BUT IF YOU ALLOW ME JUST TO EXTEND
A METAPHOR,ITE ONE BIG INVEIGHATION TO PLAY IN OUR SAND
BOX. — INVITATION TO PLAY IN OUR
STAND BOX. WITH WE HAVE BEEN TRYING TO DO
THAT A WHILE AND HAD CHALLENGES UNTILING WE REALIZED OUR ISSUE
IS WE DON’T HAVE A SAND BOX. WHAT WE HAVE IN THIS EXTENDED
METAPHOR IS IS A A LOT OF STAND, IF THAT’S OUR DATA WE HAVE
MOUNTAIN, DESERTS FULL OF SAND BUT NO PLATFORM EVERYONE CAN
PLAY. OUR ANCHORS HAVE A SAND BOX.
IN THIS FOR THEY ALSO HAVE TOOLS TO PLAY WITH SAND.
SO ADDED VALUE SERVICES. PRIVATE DATA STORAGE.
COMPUTING POWER. POSITION RIGHT NEXT TO ALL OUR
GREAT DATA ON THEIR CLOUD. IF WE CAN FIGURE OUT WAY TO
BRING OUR STAND TO — OUR SAND TO THEIR SAND BOX WE HAVE A WAY
EVERYONE CAN PLAY. SO THIS RECEIVE ALSO ABOUT
BUILDING THIS IS ALSO ABOUT — THIS IS A NEW PROJECT NEVER
TRIED BEFORE IN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AND WE REALIZE THAT
WE TAKE A TRADITIONAL APPROACH OF SETTING OUR REQUIREMENT
CONTRACTING OUT WALKING AWAY, JUST NOT GOING TO WORK.
SO THIS IS ABOUT GETTING TO KNOW EACH OTHER OVER TIME.
WE LEARN ABOUT INDUSTRY’S NEEDS, INDUSTRY LEARNS ABOUT OUR
CAPABILITIES AND OUR DATA, IT’S NOT PRESCRIPTIVE, EACH ALIGN
SETS ITS OWN GOALS. SO WITH THE CREDA.
WE HAVE — OKAY. ONE MORE SO WITH THE CREDA WE
HAVE THE SAME OBJECTIVES AS WHAT OUR PRINCIPLES ARE BUT TRY TO
MAKE IT AS FLEXIBLE AS POSSIBLE. WE ONLY HAVE TWO CORE
PRINCIPLES. ONE NO EXCLUSIVE ACCESS TO NOAAA
DATA. SECOND, EQUAL ACCESS TO NOAAA
DATA ON EQUAL TERMS. THE IDEA IS THIS IS A PUBLIC
GOOD OUR DATA. AND GOVERNMENT CAN’T BE IN THE
POSITION TO PICK WINNERS OR LOSERS OR ALLOW THE MARKET.
ALL RIGHT. GETTING THE CUT SIGN.
LET ME SAY THIS REAL QUICK. WE RESEARCH EVERYTHING WE CANNOT
ONLY TECHNICAL SIDE BUT THE BUSINESS SIDE AND WE HAVE A LOT
OF GREAT WORK TO DO AND LOOKING FORWARD TO DOING IT.
PAUSE PLUS>>THANK YOU, EVERYONE WHO —
[APPLAUSE] .
THANK YOU EVERYONE WHO PRESENTED.
A LOFT PREGNANTS IN A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME.
I HOPE YOU RECOGNIZE AT THIS POINT THERE IS IS A TREMENDOUS
AMOUNT OF DATA WORK GOING ON WITHIN THIS DEPARTMENT.
SOME PROBABLY YOU ALREADY KNEW ABOUT BUT MY HUNCH IS THERE’S
STUFF HERE YOU HAD NOT HEARD BEFORE SO WE HAVE A FEW MINUTES.
ARE THERE ANY QUESTIONS, COMMENTS OR CONCERNS THAT YOU
WOULD LIKE TO SHARE WITH OUR INSPIRED IGNITE PRESENTERS?
I’LL START WITH THE QUESTION TO THE MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL ANY
QUESTIONS? NIGH FEEDBACK
>>LIKE TO SEE OPEN DATA, ARE YOU ALSO CONSIDERING OPEN
EDUCATION BECAUSE OFTENTIMES YOU NEED HAND HOLDING TO MAKE THAT
NEW DATA AND BE ABLE TO WORK TOGETHER.
>>GREAT QUESTION. I WILL DEFER TO ANYONE OF THE
PRESENTERS THAT CARE TO RESPOND TO THAT QUESTION.>>SO WITH OUR TRADE DEVELOP
QUORUM WE HAVE A TEAM THAT WORKS WITH INDIVIDUALS AND COMPANIES
THAT ARE LOOK TO USE OUR DATA. AND THEY WALK THROUGH THE
PROCESS AND WE GOT A LOAD LOT OF FEEDBACK THAT WAY.
SO THERE’S A WAY WE CAN IMPROVE OUR DATA, IF WE HAVE FIRST AND
LAST NAME TOGETHER IN ONE FIELD IT WORKS BETTER FOR THEM
SEPARATED WE WORK WITH THEM TO MAKE THAT HAPPEN.
WE REALLY WANT TO HAVE OUR DATA AS AVAILABLE TO OUR CUSTOMERS AS
POSSIBLE. AND WHENEVER WE MAKE A CHANGE WE
ALSO LET ALL OF OUR CUSTOMERS KNOW.
AND WE DO GET A LOT OF FEEDBACK VIA OUR GET HUB REPOSITORY.
SO WE TRY TO WORKWEAR TO WORK REALLY CLOSE WITH CUSTOMERS
USING THE INFORMATION.>>ANY OTHER QUESTIONS FOR THE
MEMBERS?>>HOW DOES THAT WORK BETWEEN
EACH OTHER? ARE ARE YOU GUYS SHARING
DIFFERENT STRATEGIES AN TACTIC? YOU EACH HAVE DIFFERENT
INITIATIVES, HOW DO YOU COLLABORATATE AS YOU LEARN
DIFFERENT WAYS OF GOING ABOUT THIS?
>>MAYBE I’LL START TO ANSWER THAT AND THEN TURN IT OVER.
I WOULD SAY THERE ARE LOTS OF WAYS.
BUT THERE’S TREMENDOUS ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT.
I WOULD CATEGORIZE THEM WITH THE DEPARTMENT THREE BUCKETS HOW WE
DO THAT. THERE’S THE PEOPLE, THE PROCESSES AND THE TOOLS.
PEOPLE SIDE, I WOULD SAY A LOT OF FOLK T HERE FROM OUR
DEPARTMENT ACTUALLY KNOW EACH OTHER AND HAVE IS A NATURAL WAY
OF CONNECTING AND ASKING QUESTIONS.
TEACHING EACH OTHER, SHARING BEST PRACTICES.
FROM A PROCESS PERSPECTIVE, THERE IS IS A FEW WORKING
GROUPS, A FEW COUNCIL, I WOULD ALSO SAY THAT THOUGH WE HAVE
HALF BORROWS PHYSICALLY REPRESENTED, WITHIN EACH BAUER
ROW THERE’S GREAT OPPORTUNITIES AND EXAMPLES OF COORDINATION
COLLABORATION AND SILOS THAT PAINFULLY EXIST.
AND FROM A TECHNOLOGY PERSPECTIVE THERE ARE SOME
COLLABORATIONS TOOLS WE USE, GET HUB IS A CLASSIC HIGHLY VISIBLE
EXAMPLE OF THAT BUT THERE’S ALSO THE TECHNOLOGY, BEING ABLE
TO SHAVER INFORMATION, YOU HAVE SHARED FOLDERS AND SHARE DRIVES
AND SHARE POINTS, THINGS LIKE THAT.
THAT IS INDIVIDUAL LIVE DEPLOYED BY EACH OF THE BUREAUS IN A
GENERAL SENSE BUTLY SAVE HONESTY THAT THERE IS MUCH MORE THAT
CAN BE DONE AT DEPARTMENT WIDE LEVEL.
SO THAT’S YEAH. SO THE PEOPLE PROCESSES HOW WE
APPROACH IT AND THERE’S ANYONE ELSE WOULD LIKE TO ADD TO THAT
BEFORE — YES.>>I WOULD JUST SAY IN GENERAL
ONE OF THE CHALLENGES WE FACE AT THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE WORKING ‘CROSS AGENCIES WE WORK
HARD TO TRY TO BRAKE DOWN BUT I LOVE ANY THOUGHTS CREATIVE
SOLUTIONS TO CONTINUE THAT EFFORT BECAUSE THERE’S A LOT OF THAT COKE TO TAKE OUR DATA SETS
ON TOP OF EACH OTHER WE HAVE SEWN THAT AT THE ECONOMIC
DEVELOPMENT AGENCY, WE HAVE DONE A LOCATING BUSINESSES, AS YOU
MIGHT IMAGINE TRYING TO LOCATE A BUSINESS, IF YOU HAD CENSUS
DATA EDUCATION DATA, SUPPLY CHAIN DATA WEATHER DATA, ET
CETERA, ET CETERA, YOU CAN ACTUALLY VISUALIZE THOSE MAPS,
IT WOULD BE MUCH EASIER FOR A BUSINESS, NEW BUSINESS MOVING
INTO THE UNITED STATES TO FIGURE WHERE TO PUT YOUR NEXT PLANT OR
WHATEVER. WE HAVE THAT PROBLEM IN THE
DEPARTMENT. WE’RE CONSCIOUSLY TRYING TO
ADDRESS IT BUT HONESTLY WE CAN USE ALL GOOD IDEAS.
>>ABSOLUTELY. THAT BUN EXAMPLE YOU CAN SEARCH
YOUR FAVORITE SEARCH PROVIDERS FOR CLUSTER MAPPING THAT’S ONE
PROJECT THE SECRETARY MENTIONED. WE’RE OUT OF TIME.
SO THANK YOU ALL TO THE PRESENTERS, AND THE DIFFERENT
BUREAU, THANK YOU TO THE SECRETARY AND —
>>SEE YOU ALL TONIGHT AT THE RECEPTION.
>>WE’RE GOING TO TAKE A SHORT BREAK.
[APPLAUSE]>>WE’LL TAKE A SHORT BREAK, AND
COME BACK IN FIVE MINUTES.>>LET’S GET ROLLING.
I KNOW YOU’RE HAVING GREAT CONVERSATIONS BUT LET’S COME
BACK TOTABLE TABLE. WE’LL HAVE ANOTHER GREEK AT 3:15
AFTER THIS SESSION. BREAK.>>WE NEED TO GET STARTED AGAIN,
I’M GOING TO USE THE GAVEL IF I HAVE TO. I WILL ASK PEOPLE IN THE
AUDIENCE TO WRAP UP CONVERSATIONS, WE NEED TO GET
STARTED AGAIN. THERE’S ANOTHER BREAK I PROMISE
THIS AFTERNOON. WE’RE MOVING TO A ROUND TABLE
DISCUSSION THAT IAN WILL MODERATE.
I’M GOING TO ASK THE MEMBERS OF THE ECONOMY WHEN YOU TALK TO
TURN YOUR NAME TAG UP, I’LL KEEP TRACK AND IAN WILL CALL THE
ORDER TURN IT BACK DONEDOWN WHEN YOU’RE DONE TALKING.
HAVING SAID THEY I’M GOING TO TURN IT OVER TO IANFUL
>>GOOD AFTERNOON, AGAIN. I AM NOT DJ PATIL, HE WAS THE
NAME FOR THIS PARTICULAR PORTION OF THE DISCUSSION BUT DEPUTY
CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER AND CHIEF DATA SCIENTIST FOR THE
WHITE HOW OFFICE OF SIGN AND TECHNOLOGY POLICY. LOTS OF LETTERS THERE.
HE WAS CALLED AWAY TO SUPPORT THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE FOR
SOMETHING. SO LET’S HOPE HE’S THERE AND NOT
ON HIS WAY HERE. AND IN HI ABSENCELY DO MY BEST
TO MODERATE A DISCUSSION. SO FOR THOSE THAT AT THE TABLE
HERE WE WANT TO POSE A FEW FUN QUESTIONS ABOUT THE FUTURE OF
THE DATA SECTOR. AND THEN THE GOAL FOR THIS BRIEF
EXCHANGE IS JUST TO GET YOUR FEEDBACK.
AND HEAR WHAT YOU THINK, AGAIN THE DATA SECTOR, DATA ECONOMY,
WILL BE GOING IN THE FUTURE. AND THEN WITH THAT
UNDERSTANDING, WE BASICALLY HOPE WE THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
AND EVERYONE HOPE TO EVOLVE THE RIGHT WAY TO SUPPORT THAT
FUTURE. WHAT’S THE FUTURE OF DATA.
THAT’S THE CORE QUESTION. I’LL HAVE A FEW YET UNDERNEATH
THAT WHERE WE HAVE SPECIFIC CURIOSITY.
BUT WITH THAT BROAD BRUSH STROKE, I WILL OPEN FIRST TO
MEMBERS OF THE TABLE. ANYONE WANT TO SHARE
PERSPECTIVES WHERE THEY THINK THE DATA ECONOMY AND SECTOR WILL
GO IN THE NEXT TWO, FIVE, TEN YEARS. WHO WOULD LIKE TO START IN ?
>>DAN.>>I’M WITH (INAUDIBLE) WE’RE
THINKING ABOUT THIS. SO ONE THING I THINK IS REALLY
INTERESTING WHEN WE LOOK AT GOVERNMENT, AND WHEN WE’RE
LOOKING AT TREND IN THIS SPACE IS THAT IT’S — HISTORICALLY
GOVERNMENT AGENCIEDERS HAD TO DEAL WITH THE PROBLEM HOW DO WE
MANAGE ALL THIS DATA. SO INN INVESTIGATION IS AROUND
CHECKING AND STORING THE DATA. NOW WHAT’S REALLY EXCITING IS
AROUND DATA ANALYTICS SO THE TREND WE’LL SEE THE NEXT FEW
YEARS IS BUILDING PLATFORMS FOR INNOVATION AND THINKING ABOUT
HOW WE’RE BUILDING — KEVIN YOU’RE HERE, IT IS A PLATFORM
FOR INNOVATION IN THE PRIVATE SECTOR SO WHEN WE LOOK AT
GOVERNMENT IT’S THE SAME MODEL WE’RE TRYING TO LOOK AT, HOW DO
WE MOVE FROM JUST SAYING OPEN DATA ARCPI LOOKING AT — ALL THE
DATA THAT WE HAVE HOW ARE WE CREATING THE RIGHT TECHNOLOGY
PLATFORMS, PROCESS PLATFORMS AN PEOPLE PLATFORMS TO ALLOW THIS
INC.VATION TO OCCUR SO THAT’S ONE THING THEME I WOULD LIKE TO
SEE U US TACKLE. >>I WAS AT THE GYM THIS MORNING
AND I WAS LOOKING OUT THE WINDOW OF THE HOTEL AND THERE
WAS A RAC OF RED BIKES CITY BIKE ACROSS THE STREET.
YOU CAN FIND CITY BIKE ALMOST EVERY CITY IN THE UNITED STATES
AROUND THE WORLD VERY COMMON. BUT WHO WOULD HAVE THOUGHT FIVE
YEARS AGO THAT GOVERNMENTS MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT WOULD BE
OFFERING BICYCLES FOR RENT? THEY’RE NOT SELLING BIKES BUT IN
A SENSE THEY’RE DISPLACING PRIVATE INDUSTRY THAT SELL
BIKES, AREN’T THEY? BECAUSE BY PROVIDING BIKE RENTAL
RENTALS, THEY’RE MAKING TRANSPORTATION POSSIBLE FOR
PEOPLE WHO DON’T NEED TO OWN A BRYANT THAT’S A DIFFERENT TYPE
OF GOVERNMENT SERVICE, ISN’T IT? YOU WOULD SAY IN A WAY THEY’RE
COMPETING WITH THE PRIVATE SECTOR.
BUT NO, THEY’RE THINKING ABOUT HOW TO PROVIDE A MEANINGFUL
RECEIVE TO THE PUBLIC. I THINK WE CAN THINK ABOUT DATA
IN THE SAME WAY. HOW IS GOVERNMENT SERVICE GOING
TO CHANGE? WHEN WE CAN COLLECT DATA WHY
DON’T WE HAVE MONTHLY WEEKLY BATE REPORTING.
FROM WHAT WOULD THAT LOOK LIKE IF THE GOVERNMENT COLLECTED DATA
ON A WEEKLY OR MONTHLY BASIS. THOSE ARE QUESTIONS I THINK I
WILL LIKE US TO GRAM WITH. HOW DOES GOVERNMENT ITSELF
INNOVATE FROM DATA COLLECTION FROM BY AN FROM THE ECONOMY?
WHY DO WE ALL HAVE TO CHANNEL OUR EFFORTS AT QUARTERLY FOCUS
AND REVISE NUMBER LATER? WHY DONE WE HAVE ACCURATE
BUSINESS STATISTICS ABOUT THE GROWTH OF THE ECONOMY ON A
WEEKLY BAY? WHAT WOULD THAT LOCK LIKE FROM A
DATA POINT OF VIEW? WOULD WE COLLECT TRANSACTIONS
FROM BUSINESSES DIRECTLY? WHY DO WE HAVE TO HAVE — WHAT
IS THE REGULATORY BURDEN FOR BYES TO REPORT FINANCIAL RESULTS
ON A QUARTERLY BASIS AND WHY DOESEN GOVERNMENT JUST COLLECT
TRANSACTIONS? AND ELIMINATE REPORTING
REQUIREMENT AND CHANGE THE REGULATORY BURDEN.>>LOOKS LIKE YOU WANTED TO
RESPOND?>>I WAS GOING TO SAY I GUESS
I’M PARTICULARLY INTERESTED IN THE VARIOUS LEVELS OF GOVERNMENT
HOW THEY’RE EVOLVING OVER THE NEXT FEW YEARS WHERE I THINK
LOOKING AT FEDERAL LEVEL I THINK THAT IN MY OPINION I THINK TO
REALLY SIMILAR BINS FOR DATA POLICY AT THE FEDERAL LEVEL WAS
ONE IN EARLY ’90s WITH THE ADVENT OF OMBs COST OF RE
REPRODUCTION, OR DIFFERENT PARTS OF FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, POSSIBLY
SAW REVISIONS OF RAW DATA AS A PROFIT CENTER AND THAT CONVERTED
THE BANKING INTO BEING WELL, THE TAXPAYERS HAVE ALREADY PAID
FOR THE DATA, AND NOW WE’LL — WE WON’T LOSE MONEY DISTRIBUTING
IT BUT WE’LL PUT IT OUT THERE, CHARGE FOR CD-ROMS FOR THE
INFRASTRUCTURE TO GET IT OUT THERE BUT THAT’S IT.
RATHER THAN MAKE MONEY AND GOVERNMENT THE MORE RECENT
ADVENTS OF THINGS LIKE DATA.GOV AND MACHINE READABLE FORMATS AND
TAKING THAT NEXT STEP SAYING ANY DATA THAT’S PROVIDED WE WANT
IT TO BE MACHINE READABLE AND WE’RE GOING TO SET OURSELVES UP
FOR MORE API OR YENNED BIG DATA INFRASTRUCTURE AND THOSE ARE TWO
SEMINOLE PERIODS FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AND THEY WITH ALL
THAT DEVELOPMENT STATE AND LOCAL IS NOR NASCENT.
WE STILL FIND IN (INAUDIBLE) BUSINESS A LOT OF OUR DATA COMES
FROM FEDERAL RESOURCES THINGS LIKE CENSUS AND WEATHER DATA AND
OTHER STUFF. BUT I WOULD SAY THE BULK COMES
FROM STATE AND LOCAL AUTHORITIES SO THINGS LIKE PUBLIC TAX
ASSESSING RECORD AND DEED, MORTGAGES ARE ALL CAPTURED
USUALLY COUNTY AND MUNICIPAL LEVEL AND IF THEY’RE THE
LANDSCAPE MUCH MORE LOOKS LIKE MORE 1908s FEDERAL LEVEL WHERE
YOU HAVE CERTAIN MUNICIPALITIES THINK THAT’S A COST CENTER AND
WANT TO CHARGE FOR THAT, OTHERS TAKE COST OF REPRODUCTION STANDS
AND VERY FEW HAVE ANY CONCEPT OF WANTING TO PUT MACHINE
READABLE FORMATS AND THINKING HOW DO I — IF I’M GOING TO
CREATE A SYSTEM TO DO THIS INTERNALLY IT’S NOT THAT MUCH
EXTRA MONEY TO MAKE IT — CREATE A FORMAT THAT THEN MAKES
ACCESSIBLE BY ANYONE ELSE BUT YET JUST THAT THINKING IS NOT
VERY WIDESPREAD BECAUSE THEY’RE TRYING TO SOLVE THEIR PROBLEMS
IN JURISDICTIONS RIGHT NOW WHICH ARE NOT HOW TO OPEN DATA UP BUT
HOW TO GET THEIR OWN NEEDS MET. SEW WE’RE INTERESTED HOW TO
FOSTER SOME OF THE MORE FORWARD THINKING AND FEDERAL GOVERNMENT
DOWN TO LOWER LEVELS SO THEY’RE ALL ON THE SAME PAGE.
THINK THAT WILL HAPPEN.>>I’M GOING TO BUILD ON WHAT
STEVE DISCUSSED HERE. A WE LOOK IN THE — IF I THINK
BACK TO PRIVATE SECTOR INITIALLY, WE USE DATA TO
CUSTOMIZE INTERACTIONS TO CLIENTS.
THE MORE WE CUSTOMIZE IT WE SAW RETURNS COME FROM THAT.
WITH THE GOVERNMENT DOING IT THE RIGHT WAY THEY CAN CUSTOMIZE
THE EXACT TYPE OF PEOPLE OR BYES THAT WE SEE.
— BUSINESSES THAT WE SEE, THAT GIFT AGAIN BECOMES A MUCH MORE
POWERFUL SYNERGY. YOU CAN DELIVER THE GOVERNMENT
SERVICE THAT ALLOWS THE PERSONAL OR THE COMPANY TO GROW, WHICH
IN TURN DELIVER MORRIS REVENUE OTHER SOCIAL SERVICES AND THAT
CYCLE BEGINS TO CONTINUE. A YOU SPIN THE CYCLE WITH BETTER
INNOVATION PLATFORMS THAT GETS TO BE A MUCH RICHER
RELATIONSHIP. THOSE ARE THE THINGS WE WANT TO
EXPLORE AS WELL.>>POWERFUL POINT.
I WANT TO COME BACK TO THE GIFT AGAIN BUT I SAW A COMMENT BEFORE
THIS. DANAH, WOULD YOU LIKE TO GO
NEXT? SORRY.
I HI IT WAS STAN WAS SPEAKING WHEN YOU HAD A — PLEASE.
>>SO FROM A SCIENCE PERSPECTIVE, PEOPLE WERE TALKING
TODAY AND I’LL CONTINUE WHAT DANIELLE SAID (INAUDIBLE) THERE
WAS A LOT OF TALK TODAY, WHAT DATA IS AVAILABLE HOW WE’RE
COLLECTING DATA HOW WE MAKE DATA AVAILABLE, IT’S GREAT BUT
SOUNDS LIKE DATA WAREHOUSING, WE MAKE DATA WAREHOUSING AVAILABLE
TO THE PUBLIC WHICH IS VERY IMPORTANT, NEEDED (INAUDIBLE)
THEN THE SECOND PART LET’S CREATE ANALYTICS.
WONDERFUL NEW WEBSITE DISPLAYED IN A (INAUDIBLE) ONE NEW WEBSITE
THE NEXT LEVEL, VERY IMPORTANT. BUT REALLY WITH ALL THE DATA WE
HAVE TODAY, IT HAS TO BE TAKEN TO THE NEXT LEVEL.
WHAT DO WE DO WITH THE DATA, HOW WE CAN CHANGE THE DATA INCH TO
REAL TIME, RIGHT? HOW WE CAN USE THE DATA IN REAL
TIME. AND THERE WAS A GREAT AMOUNT OF
DATA NATIONAL OCEANIC ADMINISTRATION, THEY HAVE A LOT
OF DATA BUT ALSO HAVE A LOT OF (INAUDIBLE) SO HOW DO PEOPLE
USING THE RESULT HOW DO PEOPLE USING THE PREDICTIONS?
I CAN TALK FROM BUSINESS PERSPECTIVE WHEN WE LOOK AT THE
BUSINESS DATA, WHATEVER REPORTS ARE DONE AND REPORTED TODAY ARE
WONDERFUL, WE WANT TO SEE THEM A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENT. IF THE — WE CAN GO IN AND SAY
THIS PARTICULAR METRIC HOW YOU MEASURE (INAUDIBLE) IS WONDERFUL
BUT I WANT TO KNOW THIS PARTICULAR COMPONENT HERE IT’S
NOT HOW GOVERNMENT, THAT MEAN IT IS COMPANY WANTS TO SEE, IF THE
PLATFORM IS AVAILABLE TO (INAUDIBLE) ON THE OTHER HAND
NATIONAL OCEANIC ADMINISTRATION, FOR ME I REALLY AM INTERESTED
IN THE BUOY DATA BUT (INAUDIBLE) INTERESTED IN THOSE BUY WIIS
AROUND IT AND I AM INTERESTED IN THE MODEL BUT WAY ON THE BUOY.
CAN TAKE THEIR MODEL AND MODIFY IT ESSENTIALLY WHERE (INAUDIBLE)
GOOD TIME TO GO SAILING, LET’S GO.
I’M NOT GOOD ENOUGH TO (INAUDIBLE) THOSE MODELS BUT IT
TAKES A MODEL (INAUDIBLE) TO DO IT.
IF THERE WOULD BE A PLATFORM AVAILABLE, IT WOULD BE I THINK
VERY USEFUL FOR PEOPLE, IT WILL BE USABLE FOR COMPANIES, IT
WOULD BE USEFUL FOR EVERYONE. ON CLOUD, ONE ON CLOUD SIDE OF
THE PROVIDER THAT NEW CLOUD PROVIDED WE START TO PROVIDE
MUCH IN LEARNING AS PART OF THE CLOUD PROVIDER BUT (INAUDIBLE)
HOW DO WE TIE IT TOGETHER WITH DATA AVAILABLE’LY TIDE UP AND
THEN YOU LOOK AT SMALL (INAUDIBLE) GOING UP EVERYWHERE
AND YOU WILL SEE (INAUDIBLE) USING THE DATA A WELL.
>>IT’S AN INTERESTING POINT, I WANT TO RETURN TO DANAH’S
CONTRIBUTION BUT I DO THINK THAT THIS IS PART OF WHAT THE
SECRETARY WAS TEEING UP WHEN SHE SAID THINGS LIKE RAW WHOLESALE
INFORMATION SEARCH AND SEIZURE RETAIL APPS OR MORE BROADLY
SPEAKING. WHAT’S THE RIGHT STAGE, THE
RIGHT LEVER OF THE FUEL OF DATA APPLIED TO DIFFERENT STAGES AND
DO WE ONLY HAVE THE ENTRY POINT TO THAT DATA STREAM AT THE END
POINT, RETAIL SIDE WHERE HERE IS THE PIE CHART WHETHER YOU LIKE
IT OR NOT, CAN’T GET INSIDE, HOW MUCH DO WE GIVE DIRTY
INFORMATION OR THE RAW INFORMATION BETTER WAY OF SAYING
IT FURTHER UPSTREAM EVEN IF NOT AS UNDERSTANDABLE FOR AS MANY
PEOPLE. SO I THINK THIS IS SOMETHING WE
STRUGGLE WITH AND PART OF THE REASON THE SECRETARY BROUGHT UP
THE QUESTION. I WILL SAY THAT JUST FROM A
BRIEF DISPATCH THERE ARE VARIOUS ANSWERS TO THAT PHILOSOPHY
VARIOUS RESPONSES THAT DEPENDING ON THE PRODUCT, ON THE BUREAU,
ON THE ORGANIZATION, ON THE MISSION OF THAT ORGANIZATION, SO
I DO THINK THERE’S A LOT OF OPPORTUNITY TO TAP INTO THAT
DEEPER BUT I THINK IT IS PART OF SOMETHING WE’RE ALREADY
QUESTIONING AND I APPRECIATE THE PERSPECTIVE TO BE ABLE TO SAIL
IN SAN FRANCISCO BAY, THAT’S A USE CASE RIGHT THERE.
DANAH.>>THERE IS A TREMENDOUS AM OF
DATA WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE BUT IT IS ALSO A
TREMENDOUS AM OF KNOWLEDGE. WHAT I HAVE ALL BEEN IN AWE OF
THE DIFFERENT AGENCIES IN COMMERCE IS HOW MUCH CARE THEY
HAVE FOR ALL OF THE DATA THAT THEY SEE.
THE REALIZATION THAT THERE ARE SERIOUS CONSEQUENCES WHEN THE
DATA IS DIRTY, WHEN THE INTERPRETATION IS WRONG, THERE
ARE LIVES AT STAKE, PEOPLE WHOSE SOYS AREN’T HEARD AND RAYING
THE WHOLE QUESTION WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO COUNT TO EVERYBODY?
WHEN YOU WHAT DOES IT MEAN PEOPLE THAT ARE NOT PART OF
HOUSEHOLDS A WE CONSTRUCT THEM? THEY’RE NOT PART OF THE BUSINESS
WORLD FRAME, OF WHO WE THINK ABOUT HOW TO COUNT.
I BRING THIS UP BECAUSE ONE THING I STRUGGLE WITH IS YOUR
CHALLENGE VERSUS THE INDUSTRY CHALLENGES, IF CHRIS’S CROWD
GETS ADVERTISING IT’S NOT THAT BIG OF A DEAL.
ENTERTAINING TO THINK I’M A (INAUDIBLE) BECAUSE OF MY
PATTERN. WHEN YOU GET WEATHER DATA WRONG,
IT’S A HUGE DEAL, LIVES AT STAKE, MONEY — THINK STORM
ANALYSIS. PART OF WHAT I’M THINKING
THROUGH IS NOT JUST HOW YOU MAKE THIS DATA AVAILABLE, BUT HOW TO
MAKE THE REALLY HARD THINKING THAT GOES INTO CLEANING THAT
DATA AVAILABLE BECAUSE THAT PROCESS OF CLEANING IS SO
CRITICAL, THAT PROCESS OF ANAL IS IS SO CRITICAL, I WORRY THAT
WE GET — WE THINK THE DATA SPEAKS FOR ITSELF THAT WE END UP
CAUSING OURSELVES A HUGE PROBLEM DOWN THE LINE.
Q. EXCELLENT POINT. KATIE. I LIKE THE IDEA OF INNOVATION
ACCELERATE. WE GO FROM DATA TO THE
INNOVATION AGE, THAT’S WHAT WE’RE TALKING FORWARD TO AND I
WANT TO REMIND YOU MANY PEOPLE NEVER TO GET A TOUCH A TEAR BYTE
OF DATA, THEY ALSO — TERABYTE OF DATA.
THEY ALSO HAVE RANDOM INFORMATION VISUALIZATION
LITERACY, ACROSS SEVERAL SCIENCE MEDIUMS HERE IN THE U.S., VERY
IMPRESSIVE IN THE NATIVE SENSE TO ME TO PROVIDE MORE
INFORMATION ON THIS. ULTIMATELY I BELIEVE WHAT WE
WANT TO DO IS TO RAISE THE INFORMATION LITERACY AND TO DATA
VISUALIZATION LITERACY OF EVERYONE, NOT JUST A FEW
COMPANIES, NOT JUST A FEW USERS BUT EVERYONE, AND POWERFUL
INFRASTRUCTURE SUCH AS FORMAL AND INFORMAL SCIENCE EDUCATION,
ACTUALLY SCIENCE MUSEUMS ARE ARE A GREAT WAY TO INSTALL A BIKE
THAT DOESN’T GET YOU FROM A TO B BUT YOU EXPLORE THE DATA IN NEW
WAYS, THAT WOULD BE A SERVICE AND IT COULD BE DEPLOYED IN A
LIBRARY SETTING. AND PEOPLE GET TO SEE THEY CAN
DO IT TRULY BELIEVE YOU HAVE TO MAKE THESE VISUALIZATIONS IN
ORDER TO INTEGRATE THEM AN IN ORDER TO BE ABLE TO REALLY
UNDERSTAND WHAT THEY MEAN. TOUGH GO FROM THE RAW DATA TO
THE FINAL VISUALIZATION. READING VISUALIZATION ALL DAY
LONG WILL NOT GET YOU THERE. I THINK THAT’S THEN ALSO CALLED
FOR US TO EXPOSE SOME OF THE EXPERTISE WHICH THEN ARE RELATED
TO FOR INSTANCE OPEN ONLINE WORKS WHICH ARE THE OPEN
EDUCATION BETWEEN NOW YOU CAN USE TO MAKE OPEN DATA AND OPEN
MORE VALUABLE TO MANY.>>PAUSE TO REFER CALLING THE
NEXT PERSON, IT IS RATHER FASCINATING AS I THINK ABOUT THE
BREADTH OF HOW MANY TOPICS ARE BEING BROUGHT UP HERE AND SO
ROLES AN RESPONSIBILITIES OF GOVERNMENT, THE COORDINATION
BETWEEN LEVELS OF GOVERNMENT, FEEDBACK LOOPS TO CUSTOMERS
WHOLESALE VERSUS RETAIL, QUALITY VERSUS QUANTITY, THE EDUCATION,
RESPONSIBILITIES. AND OBLIGATIONS WE HAVE TO THE
CONSUMERS. THERE WAS PERHAPS VAIL OF
ASPIRATION TO COORDINATE TOPICS HERE AND STREAMLINE THEM A BIT
BUT I THINK AT A HUMILITY I WILL SAY IT REALLY DEMONSTRATES THE
BREATH, THERE’S SO MANY ASPECTS OF THIS PROBLEM THAT ARE WORTH
ADDRESSING. I WILL DO MY BEST TO KEEP TRACK
AND COME BACK AROUND TO SEE HOW WE CAN TRANSLATE THESE WITH THAT
CORE ASK FROM SECRETARY PRITZKER TO HOW DO WE TRANSLATE
THESE PROBLEMS ALL THE WAY THROUGH TO SOME RECOMMENDATIONS,
I THINK THIS IS VERY HELPFUL TO UNDERSTAND THE BREADTH AND
DEPTH OF THE PROBLEMS WE’RE FACING.
WITH THAT EDITORIAL I’M GOING TO GO TO HEATHER WHO IS THERE.
SORRY.>>JUST BUILDING A BIT ON THE
LAST FEW COMMENTS. ONE OF THE AREAS I’M MOST
INTERESTED IN IS THIS IDEA OF INCENTIVIZING THE BEHAVIOR
SHARING DATA, OPEN DATA AND THE BEHAVIOR OF DOING THE WORK TO
GET THE DATA IN A FOR MAT PEOPLE CAN WORK WITH IN A MEANING —
FORMAT FOR PEOPLE TO WORK WITH IN A MEANINGFUL WAY WE HAVE
CIRCUMSTANCES AN SITUATIONS BETWEEN ACADEMY AND THE
GOVERNMENT AND INDUSTRY WHERE THOSE POSITIONS ANNOTATEING
KATHLEENING DATA DOING STUFF TO MAKE DATA USEFUL TO OTHER
PEOPLE, IS IT REWARDED IN ANY SRIABLE WAY SO I WOULD LIKE TO
SEE US EXPLORE THAT THEME OF HOW WE MIGHT DIG INTO THAT A LITTLE
BIT.>>I’LL FOLLOW THE POINT OF
CLEANING DATA. ONE INTERESTING THING — ONE
TRANSITION WE’RE GOING THROUGH IS FROM CLEAN SOURCES TO DIRTY
SOURCERS SO CLEAN SOURCE MEANS SPEND TIME TRYING TO QUALIFY THE
SOURCE. BUILDING VARIOUS (INAUDIBLE)
WHATEVER THE CASE MAYBE AND IN THE FUTURE, THAT’S GOING TO BE
REPLACED AT LEAST TO SOME EXTENT BY OBSERVATIONS WHERE YOU DON’T
KNOW THE QUALITY OF THE OBSERVATION AND YOU IMPOSE
QUALITY AFTER THE FACT. THE IMPLICATION OF THAT IS
AMOUNT OF TRULY RAW DATA THAT WILL GROW BY A HUGE AMOUNT .
>>SO AGAIN, BUILDING ON A COUPLE OF THE COMMENTS BUT GOING
BACK TO THE 20 MONTH TIME FRAME, TRY TO IF I REALLY THINK
ABOUT THE DATA ECONOMY, IF WE WERE A MOVIE WE WOULD BE IN THE
OPENING CREDITS. THE NEXT 20 MONTHS SEEMS LIKE
THE FIRST CHAPTER OF THE MOVIE WE HAVE GOT TO IDENTIFY THE
CHARACTER, THE BOTH HATS START TO DEVELOP.
SO WHEN I THINK ABOUT THAT, THERE’S SORT OF THREE VECTORS OF
DATA, THE COMMERCIAL VALUE OF THE DATA, THE SECURITY OF THAT
DATA AND THEN THE PRIVACY ASSOCIATED WITH THAT DATA THE
TENSION POINTS THINK OF THAT AS A TRIANGLE, THERE’S THREE
TENSION POINTS AT EACH ONE OF THOSE.
INDUSTRY WILL INNOVATE AND DRIVE COMMERCIALIZATION LAYER WITH
SOME FRAMEWORK AROUND SECURITY AND PRIVACY OF WHAT THEY HAVE TO
DO, DESIGNING PRIVACY AND A AN EXAMPLE.
BUT SECURITY AND PRIVACY THEMSELVES ARE ATTENTION POINT
WE THINK ABOUT POLICY, I THINK WE SHOULD THINK ABOUT SPENDING
TIME ON TENSION POINTS SO SOMETHING COULD BE BUILT INTO
SUSTAINABILITY INTO THE DEPARTMENT BEYOND THE NEXT 20
MONTHS. SO THAT WILL BE THE FIRST POINT,
BUILDING ON DANIEL’S POINT OF THE — THE WAY WE ARE — THE USE
OF DATA, THE TOOLS DATA AT THE ANALYTICS LEVEL TODAY ARE JUST
SORT OF BEING DEVELOPED AND THEY’RE ACTUALLY QUITE
DIFFICULT, IT’S QUITE DIFFICULT TO EXTRACT DATA FROM THE
GOVERNMENT, IT’S DIFFICULT TO BUILD A MACHINE LEARNING
ALGORITHM AND MODELS, ET CETERA. AND SO THERE IS A LOT OF
VERTICALLIZATION THE PLATFORM STARTING TO DEVELOP AND I THINK
THERE’S A DELINEATION SOMEWHERE IF YOU THINK ABOUT IT A A STACK,
DEFINING UP THROUGH WHAT LAYER DOES THE GOVERNMENT PROVIDE OPEN
ACCESS TO THE DATA. SORT OF AS A PUBLIC SERVICE THEN
IS THERE COMMERCIAL VALUE-ADDED SERVICES ABOVE THAT AND THE
REST IS LEFT FOR INDUSTRY TO INNOVATE ON.
SO WOULD BE USEFUL TO HAVE SOME LEVEL OF DATA ARCHITECTURE THAT
COULD BE STANDARDIZED ACROSS THESE MANY VERTICAL PLATFORMS
THAT WILL DEVELOP OVER TIME.>>IF I CAN JUST ASK A QUICK
CLARIFYING QUESTION ABOUT THIS DATA MOVIE WE’RE ALL CHARACTERS
ABOUT DIRECTORS AND ACTORS IN. SO I HAVE A HOPE THAT THE NEXT
FEW YEARS IS MORE OF A ACTION MOVIE THAN A TRAGEDY MOVIE OR A
DOCUMENTARY TEAR I GUESS. LONG STORY.
LONG STORY.>>I HOPE IT’S NOT A MYSTERY
BECAUSE THEN YOU KNOW HOW IT PLAYS OUT.
RIGHT?>>I THINK WE’LL GET INTO THE
SCRIPT FOR THAT BUT OVER — FOR THE 20 MONTH VERSION OF THAT
MOVIE, JUST OUT OF CURIOSITY, YOU START WITH TENSION POINTS.
ON THE LONG TERM AND AS MUCH AS WE CAN HAVE LONG TERM IN
ANYTHING TECHNOLOGY, ONE OF THE LONG TERM TENSION POINTS YOU
THINK ARE ABSOLUTELY CRITICAL TO THIS FUTURE?>>I THINK THE COMMERCIAL
APPLICATION, IF YOU THINK ABOUT THE DATA ECONOMY WHAT YOU’RE
DOING IS BUILDING AN ECONOMY BASED ONSET OF SERVICES USING
DATA ANALYTICS TO DELIVER THAT SERVICE. THE RISK IF IT’S NOT BUILT IN A
SECURE MANNER, NOT BUILT WITH PRIVACY IN MIND, WE END UP
CORRUPTING THE BROTHERED ECONOMY.
AND YOU SEE THAT HAPPENING WITH IDENTITY THEFT TODAY TREMENDOUS
BURDEN ON CREDIT CARD COMPANIES HAPPENING THROUGH FRAUD, BECAUSE
IT HAPPENS SO FAST AND WE WEREN’T ABLE TO ADDRESS I WAS.
WE HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO GET AHEAD AS THIS ECONOMY DEVELOPS.
I THINK WITHOUT FORE THOUGHT WE’LL CONSTANTLY BE PLAYING
CATCH UP I DON’T THINK THAT’S SUSTAINABLE WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT
ARE ARE WE HERE TO HELP BUSINESSES BECOME MORE
COMPETITIVE AND HELP THE U.S. ECONOMY BECOME MORE COMPETITIVE?
YOU HAVE TO THINK ABOUT THESE THINGS DESIGNED IN. P
>>CHRIS. YES.
>>SO ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WAS REALLY PRETTY REMARKABLE ABOUT
THE IGNITE WAS THE ICA DISCUSSION, THEY STOOD UP API, I
WORK ON CONTROL FOR BETTER PART OF 156 YEARS FOR CRYPTOGRAPHY
PRODUCTS. AND IT SHOWS REALLY INTERESTING
THING A GOVERNMENT AGENCY, A BUREAU WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT,
THEY SAID OKAY WE NEED TO BETTER SERVE CUSTOMERS AN CITIZENS OF
THE UNITED STATES, MAKE SURE THEY HAVE ACCURATE TIMELY
INFORMATION. FROM P THEY STOOD UP THE API A
VERY RARE THING IN THE GOVERNMENT.
AND HE DID THAT, THAT’S VERY INTERESTING.
HE WOULD SAY WELL, NOT A BIG DATA SET, WHATEVER, WHAT THEY
DID THAT’S REMARKABLE IS THEY P SAID WHAT IS OUR MISSION, WHAT
IS OUR MISSION, LET’S LAUNCH THIS. IT WOULD SEEM TO ME THAT’S
INTEREST SO GO TO THEM, WHAT DID YOU DO, HOW DID YOU DO IT. CAN WE REPLICATE ACROSS THE
OTHER BUREAUS AN MAYBE THROUGHOUT THE DEPARTMENT, PASS
TO EXECUTIVE BRANCH AND OTHER PARTS OF THE GOVERNMENT.
SO BASICALLY RUN THAT EXAMPLE. I FELT THAT WAS A REALLY
POWERFUL STORY, THOUGH I KNOW LOGICALLY IT’S NOT THE BIGGEST
DATA SET IN 193 COUNTRIES AN CARE ABOUT FIVE.
MAYBE SIX. DEPENDING ON THE WEEK.
WE’RE NOT SURE ABOUT. BUT YES, SO I WANT TO STRESS HOW
NEAT THAT WAS. NOAA HAS THIS INTENSELY APLAYING
DATA SETS THAT ARE INCREDIBLY VAST — AMAZING DATA SETS THAT
ARE INCREDIBLY VAST APPROXIMATE CHANGING DAILY.
NOAAA OPENING UP TO THE VARIOUS CLOUD PROVIDERS TO PROVIDE THAT
DATA IN A TIMELY FASHION. SO THEY HAVE THE RAW DATA
PROBLEM THAT ITA PROBABLY DOESN’T HAVE, THEY’RE LIKE HOW
DO WE GET THIS OUT IN A CLEVER, FAST INCREDIBLY RETAIL IN TERMS
OF LARGE WAY. AND I THINK WE SHOULD
(INAUDIBLE) TOO. IF WE GET TOO WRAPPED UP OUTPUT
OF THE MODELS OR OUTPUT OF PROCESSING SYSTEM, YOU CAN END
UP FAILING. LACK OF BETTER WORD.
YOU SAW THIS IN SOME OF THE REQUIREMENTS OF NIH AND OTHER
DEPARTMENTS, WE’RE FUNDING RESEARCH, WE NEED TO SEE THE
OUTPUT OF RESEARCH UNDER OPEN STANDARDS AND LIE SENSES AND THE
REST. FOR OOH LOT OF RESEARCHERS THAT
MEANT — (NO AWED JOE) )NO AUDIO) (NO
AUDIO)>>PROCESS AND OPPORTUNITIES I
THINK CONTINUE. I THINK YOU NEED TO LOOK
BACKWARDS WHAT DID NOT GO WELL WITH THAT PROJECT AND SO WHILE I
TRY TO KEEP THIS CONFERENCE IF I MAY A LITTLE MORE FOCUSED ON
THE FUTURE OF WHAT THE SECTOR WILL BE WITH AND WITHOUT
DATA.GOV, WITH AND WITHOUT, WHERE WHERE ARE Y’ALL TEN YEARS
FROM NOW AND I WOULD LIKE TO KEEP THAT FOR.>>– IF THE DATA WAS MORE
PUBLICLY AVAILABLE?>>YES.
>>GOOD?>>I MEAN, IF DATA WERE — IF —
IT’S ‘RY EASY FOR ME TO THINK ABOUT KING COUNTY, WASHINGTON,
LA, PLACES WHERE IT’S EASY TO GET PROPERTY TRANSACTION SHOWN
ON A MAP, NOW, BUT THE OTHER 3,000 COUNTIES VERY HARD TODAY
MUCH LESS IN 2005. IS
>>SO ZILLOW HAS AN INFORMATION PRODUCT IT PROVIDES AS A WEB
SERVICE. IT’S FANTASTIC.
>>AS WE MANY SO MANY MAPS FOR SO MANY COUNTIES AND THE
COUNTIES HAVE TO OPEN UP THOSE INTERFACES TO THE OUTSIDE WORLD
AS OPPOSED TO ON FILE LIKE PKF AND WORD PRINTING OUT MAPS SO IN
SOME WAYS IF YOU GUYS CAN WORK TOGETHER, IT WOULD BE IN A
REALLY GOOD PLACE. WE CAN CONVINCE COUNTIES THAT
IT’S IMPORTANT TO PUBLISH THAT DATA IN A MACHINE READABLE WAY
OUT OF — IT COULD WORK.>>WHAT I’M GETTING AT IS THAT
DATA.GOV HAS LOTS OF OPEN DATA, IS THAT STIMULATING APPS OR IS
IT THE INGENUITY OF PEOPLE LIKE ZILLOW THAT CREATE THESE APP?
I HAVE A BUNCH OF APPS BUT THEY’RE DIFFERENT DOMAIN,
THEY’RE FOR COMMERCIAL AND COMMUNITY ASSESSMENTS.
AND WE BUILT THOSE OVER A PERIOD OF YEARS AT GREAT COST AND WE
SCOURED AROUND TO GET THE DATA TO FEED IT.
IT WASN’T UNTIL THE DATA WAS AVAILABLE THERE, IT WAS WE FOUND
THE DATA. WHAT I KEEP BEING INTERESTED IN,
IS HOW DO WE STEM LATE PEOPLE TO HUNT FOR THE — TO CREATE THE
INFORMATION PRODUCTS THAT ARE NEEDED IN LONDON AND GO AFTER
THE DATA? I HAVE NEVER HAD TROUBLE GET
DATA OUT OF GOVERNMENT TO BUILD THE APPS THAT I BUILT, I MEAN IT
WAS HARD, LIKE YOU WERE SAYING, HARDER THAN IT MAYBE SHOULD BE,
BUT THE INSPIRATION FOR BUILDING THE APP Z WAS NOT THE
FACT THERE WAS OPEN DATA SO THE ECOSYSTEM IS REALLY ABOUT
GETTING PEOPLE TO THINK ABOUT DATA-DRIVEN APPS AND THEN YES,
FACILITATE — SO IN THE PROMOTION OF OPEN DATA PEOPLE
THINKING AND BEING CREATIVE LIKE ZILLOW, THERE’S NOT HUNDRED
HUNDREDS OF OTHER APPS LIKE THAT THERE’S A HANDFUL BUILT OUT OF
GOVERNMENT DATA SETS.>>I DO THINK THIS IS ONE OF
THOSE ORTHOGONAL SHIFTS THOUGH. YOU’RE VERY RIGHT ABOUT WHAT
HISTORY SAYS HOW INFORMATION SERVICES HAVE ARRIVED TO THE
MARKETPLACE. WHAT WE’RE SEEING, THOUGH W THE
SHEER VOLUME AND VELOCITY OF DATA, BECAUSE THE DATA IS THERE,
NEW CREATIVE IDEAS AND INNOVATIONS ARE COMING BECAUSE
THE DATA IS AVAILABLE. Q. THERE’S A CO-EVOLUTION, NO
QUESTION.>>SO EXAMPLE RETAIL STORES
COLLECTED VIDEO DATA FOR THEFT REASONS FOR DECADES.
BUT AS VIDEO ANALYTICS BECOMES AVAILABLE AND INFORMATION
TECHNOLOGY BEENS AVAILABLE THEY USE THAT THEFT WHAT WAS CAPTURED
FOR THEFT PREVENTION REASONS, THEY NOW USE THAT TO DETERMINE
GOES OUT SPECIAL, WHAT GOES OUT POINT OF SALE IMPULSE PURCHASES,
THEY CAN TELL BY WHO IS IN THE PARKING LOT WHAT TO PUT AT THE
STORE DISPLAY TO DRIVE GREATER TRANSACTION VOLUME IN THE STORE.
>>I THINK THAT’S FUNDAMENTAL TO THE OPEN DATA MOVEMENT IS THAT
ALMOST — I ALMOST NEVER FIND A GOVERNMENT DATA SET THAT WAS
DESIGNED FOR UNIVERSAL USE. THE CENSUS MIGHT BE ONE OF THE
FEW EXCEPTIONS BUT GENERALLY THERE ARE WATER FOR WATER
MANAGEMENT OR THIS FOR THIS OR THAT FOR THAT.
IT’S OPENING UP AND MAKING IT AVAILABLE IN SOME WAY MORE
GENERIC.>>MORE THAN 30% OF THE U.S.
ECONOMY IS DRIVEN BY WEATHER. AND PEOPLE USE THE FARMERS ALMA
MAKE TO DETERMINE THAT AND THAT’S WHY CHARCOAL ON SAW NCI
DAY GOES TO THE FRONT OF GROCERY STORE AND WHY PEOPLE PICK A
TRAIN ROUTE VERSUS A TRUCKING ROUTE FOR SUPPLY CHAIN DELIVERY.
WITH ADVANCED ANALYTICS, WHEN THAT DATA BECOMES AVAILABLE, YOU
GET TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF OPERATIONAL IMPROVEMENT IN
BUSINESS IF YOU CAN USE THE DATA.
AND NO ONE IS USING THAT DATA IN THAT WAY YET.
>>I’LL SAY THIS, I WILL SAY TWO VIABLE POINTS, I THINK THAT’S A
NATURAL ATTRACTIVE VALUE TO INFORMATION LIKE CENSUS DATA,
WEATHER DATA AND GPS DATA IN THERE AS WELL BUT I THINK THESE
ARE THE ONES THAT MAKE PERFECT SENSE FOR MULTIPLE APPLICATIONS,
BEING DEPLOYED DIFFERENT PRODUCTS OVER TIME, THERE’S A
TIMELINESS FACTOR, ALSO CHARACTERISTICS OF QUALITY DATA
IN TERMS OF REAL TIME, COVERAGE, ACCESSIBILITY THAT ALLOW DATA
SETS LOOSELY CATEGORIZED LIKE THAT, TO PROVIDE THAT TYPE OF
INFRASTRUCTURE FOR BUSINESS. THERE’S A LONG TAIL THAT DON’T
NECESSARILY FIT THE SAME MODEL AND THERE’S A QUESTION, A FAIR
QUESTION, A THEME ABOUT PUSH VERSUS PULL.
WE PUSH DATA OUT THERE AND HOPE SOMEONE CAN TRANSFORM MEGA BYTES
TO DOLLARS OR JOBS OR IS THERE MORE SOMEONE TRYING TO BUILD THE
COMPANY AND TRYING TO GET THAT DATA, THAT’S A FAIR QUESTION AND
PROBABLY ONE THAT WILL BE — WILL EXIST A LONG TIME.
>>THE THING I WANT TO HIT ON HERE IS THE VALUE CHAIN OF DATA
STARTS WITH A RAW DATA. SOMETIMES IT’S USEFUL, SOMETIMES
NOT. THOSE DATA SETS THAT ARE GOING
TO BE MORE GENERALLY VALUABLE OUGHT TO BE ASSESSED IN TERMS OF
PRIORITIZING, MAKING THE DATA AVAILABLE.
GPS IS A PERFECT EXAMPLE. SECOND, TO MAKE AN APP REALLY
SING, GETTING THE DATA READY CLEANSING IT OR DOING THE
PROCESSING IS AN IMPORTANT THING.
AND THE PRIVATE SECTOR OFTEN THAT HAS BEEN A OPPORTUNITY FOR
PEOPLE TO TAKE THE OLD RAW FILE PROCESS THEM INTO GIS READY
APPLICATIONS. I THINK SOMEBODY SPOKE I THE
THINK YOU SPOKE ABOUT THE ISSUE, ARE YOU TALKING FEDERAL
GOVERNMENT GETTING IN THE APP BUSINESS? NO, I THINK IT IS MOVING UP THAT
VALUE CHAIN OF GETTING MORE APPLICATION READY SO APPS
VISION, APPS WHERE CREATIVITY IS, WE CAN REALLY RADICALLY
IMPROVE THE ABILITY FOR A STARTUP OR A MATURE COMPANY TO
TAKE THAT DATA AND MAKE IT USEFUL IF IT’S NOT SIMPLY RAW
DATA IN A BAD FORMAT BUT SERVERRIZED TO RICH APIs THAT
ARE OPEN AND INTEROPERABLE, THAT CAN BE INTEGRATED DATA SET TO
DATA SET, ALL THAT IS AN OPPORTUNITY. IS THAT GOING TO
BE THE PRIVATE SECTOR WE WILL TAKE THE RAW DATA AND SERVERRIZE
IT OR SHOULD IT BE THERE’S A NEW SWAY OF REST SERVICES THAT
ALLOW DEVELOPERS ON A PLATFORM AND BE INNOVATIVE AND
CONCENTRATE THERE?>>GREAT POINT.
AND KAREN, I WANT TO COME BACK TO YOU, SORRY IF — NOT TURN THE
MIC OVER YET BUT IT’S PHOSPHATING POINT.
THE EXAMPLE ABOUT THE SHAPE FILES LEADS ME TO THINK THAT
THERE MAYBE A GENERAL THING HERE THAT TYPES OF QUESTIONS AND
PROBLEMS FACING THE DATA ECONOMY TODAY, SOUNDS LIKE WHAT YOU’RE
ALL HAS BEEN SAYING IS THEY’LL PROBABLY CONTINUE LONG TERM
FUTURE, THEY EVOLVE FORMAT ACCESSIBILITY LEVELS MAY CHANGE,
IT’S PROBABLY A BIG DEAL EVEN FIVE YEARS FROM NOW.
THAT IS ONE EMERGING THESIS BASED ON WHAT I HEAR SO FAR.
I THINK AS WELL THAT PUSH VERSUS PULL WILL BE ONE OF THOSE
PERENNIAL ISSUES ABOUT THE ROLE OF GOVERNMENT IN THAT ECOSYSTEM.
SHOULD WE SINCE THERE IS A NATURAL CAPABILITY FOR DATA
GENERATION, COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE, DOES THAT MEAN WE
HAVE TO CONTINUALLY DECIDE OUR FIT.
>>HAD BEEN HAS TO BE SMART PRIORITIZING WHERE YOU SPEND
YOUR MONEY THAT YOU MAKE AVAILABLE.
AND WITHOUT THAT, YOU SEE IT WITH DATA.GOV, 130,000 DATA SETS
ONLY FEW DOZEN ARE USED. SO THAT’S NOT A CRITICISM BUT
IT’S JUST THERE’S AN EDICT, A LOT OF MONEY GETTING ALL THE
GOVERNMENT DATA OUT THERE WHETHER USEFUL OR NOT.
>>KAREN.>>I’M FEELING LIKE WHEN HE SAID
I’M NOT (INAUDIBLE) BECAUSE WELL I WAS WAITING FOR MY TURN,
LIKE THE CONVERSATION TO TURN AROUND BUT I LIKE SOMETHING
ERICK SAID A FEW MINUTES ABOUT THE VALUE CHAIN AND ONE
CONSIDERATIONS THAT WE FACE A LOT AS A COMPANY IS DEALING WITH
THAT VALUE CHAIN, UNDERSTANDING WHETHER DATA IS ACTUALLY ANY
GOOD TO START AND I REMEMBER THAT AT ALL.
FROM DAYS IN GENOMIC SCIENCE AND KNOWING THE LAST DECADE, NEXT
GEN TECHNOLOGY, A WHOLE LOT OF THE DATA THAT — IS NOT LABELED AS BEING NOT
WORTH MUCH SO IT LOOKS TO EVERYBODY LIKE IT’S JUST AS
GOLDEN AS THE STUFF THAT WAS SEQUENCED DILIGENTLY AND
PROOFREAD AND CURATED VERY WELL. SO I THINK THAT THAT’S A REAL
ISSUE, THAT CONSUMERS GENERALLY NEED TO FACE WE AS EXPERTS IN
SCIENCE OR SOMETHING COULD FIGURE OUT WHAT’S WHAT MAKES
SENSE, WHAT TO THROW AWAY, BUT A GENERAL USER WOULDN’T BE ABLE
TO DO THAT SO THAT’S AN IMPORTANT PART, I ALSO WANT TO
ECHO COMMENTS ABOUT VISUALIZATION BECAUSE I DON’T
THINK WE TALK ABOUT THAT, VERY MUCH.
I THINK IT’S SOMETHING THAT’S BEEN — PEOPLE ARE SO USED TO A
STATIC — LIKE PIE CHART OR A THING AND I THINK THAT OUR NEXT
GENERATION COMING UP, THEY WANT TO BE ABLE TO POKE AND PLAY AT
THE DATA AND THINK OF THEIR OWN NEW WAYS TO LOOK AT IT.
NOT JUST SEE HERE IS THE CAN CHART THE DEVELOPER PUT ON THE
WEBSITE TODAY OR HERE IS THE EXCEL SHEET AND I HAVE GOT TO
MANIPULATE A TABLE WITH XL.>>BRIEF QUESTION, DID I
MISPRONOUNCE IT EARLIER? I APOLOGIZE.
ALLEN, DO YOU WANT TO CONTRIBUTE?
>>ONE THING I HEARD, AT LEAST I HEARD IN THESE COMMENTS BECAUSE
WE COVER AD LOT OF GROUND IS TWO — WHAT ARE WE TRYING TO
ACHIEVE ACHIEVE. ITING YOUFUL FOR ME ANYWAY TO
GET A CLEAR IDEA DATA ASIDE, THAT’S ONLY ONE WAY TO DO
THINGS. WHAT’S THE THING WE’RE TRYING TO
DO? IT MIGHT HELP FOCUS THE
CONVERSATION OR AT LEAST HELP FOCUS THE THE COMMENTS ABOUT
WHAT THE FUTURE LOOKS LIKE.>>GREAT POINT.
THE TRUTH IS THAT THERE ARE LOTS OF THINGS TO ACCOMPLISH AND
THAT’S PART OF THE CHALLENGE. SECRETARY MADE THE COMMENT HOW
AT THE DEPARTMENT, OUR, MEANING DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE GOALS
EXTEND FROM SURFACE OF THE SUN TO THE DEEPEST DEPTHS OF THE O
OCEAN. LITERALLY OBJECTIVES WITHIN THE
ORGANIZATIONS, JUST THE BUREAUS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
LET ALONE THE WIDER FEDERAL GOVERNMENT.
IF I WAS TO SYNTHESIZE ALL OBJECTIVES TOGETHER WE HAPPEN TO
DO THAT AND WE DEPARTMENT HAS SAID THAT IT IS TO STRENGTHEN
AMERICA’S ECONOMIC PROSPERITY OR THE JOB GROWTH DOMESTICALLY AND
COMPETITIVENESS ABROAD BUT THAT CAN MEAN A LOT OF THINGS SO
THIS IS THE CHALLENGE, A FIRST COMMENT STEVE MADE ABOUT SCOPE
WHAT SHOULD OUR SCOPE BE. IF DATA ECONOMY MEANS MEANS SO
COMMITTEE MEANS SO MUCH IN THE FUTURE WHAT ROLE AND OBLIGATION
CAN WE PULL BACK IN THAT DIFFICULTY OF THE FUTURE.
? BRIDGING THE FUTURE?
I DON’T KNOW IF THAT ANSWERS YORE QUESTION BUT IT’S AN HONEST
ONE.>>EVEN A LITTLE BIT OF FOCUS,
PROMISE AS LOT OF INTERESTING QUESTIONS SO —
>>I DON’T KNOW IF MARK WANTS TO CONTRIBUTE TO THAT.
>>I’LL ANSWER BIT. SO SECRETARY PRITZKER SAID IT’S
USEFUL TO GIVE UP A LIST OF 5 OR TEN THINGS WE SHOULD BE FOCUS
ON SO AT THE RECEPTION TONIGHT WHEN TALKING TO HER SHE’LL ASK
YOU THE TOP FIVE THINGS SO IF YOU WANT TO — SHE TOLD US,
THAT’S CORRECT. START THINKING ABOUT THAT. WITH SUCH A DIVERSE BODY VERY
USEFUL FOR US, AS IAN SAID WE HAVE SO MANY THINGS WE HAVE TO
WORK ON FROM YOUR PERSPECTIVE YOUR BACKGROUND YOUR EXPERTISE,
WHAT DO YOU THINK OUR PRIORITIES SHOULD BE?
THAT’S WHY WE’RE TRYING TO FLUSH OUT THIS CONVERSATION TODAY.>>I WOULD ADD OUR ROLE AS
GOVERNMENT WE HAVE MISSION AREAS WE SIGNIFICANTLY NEED HELP SO
THINKING HOW WE USE OUR DATA TO CREATE MORE JOBS, THERE ARE
CERTAIN OBLIGATIONS THAT WE HAVE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO TRY TO
HELP THE AMERICAN PEOPLE HOW DO WE IMPROVE ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY,
HOW WE HELP PEOPLE MAKE BETTER DECISIONS ABOUT WHERE IT IS THEY
CAN LIVE AND THRIVE. HOW TO HELP PEOPLE UNDERSTAND
HOW TO ACCESS EDUCATION AND TRAINING THAT WILL GETP P THEM
UP, THE GREAT THING ABOUT THE BREADTH AND DEPTH OF COMMERCE
DATA WE HAVE DATA THAT TOUCHES ALL THOSE ISSUES.
THERE ARE DATA COLLECTION AND CURE RATION AND RELEASE
QUESTIONS THAT ARE REALLY IMPORTANT AND THE CONVERSATION
WE HAD TOUCHES ON THAT BUT HOW DO WE AS A GOVERNMENT USE OUR
OWN DATA IN PARTNER WITH YOU TO ACTUALLY DELIVER BETTER
GOVERNMENT SERVICES, THIS IS ONE REASON WE’RE SO EXCITED TO HAVE
JOY HERE WITH US, HOW WE TOUCH PEEP WHERE WILL THEY LIVE AND
COMMUNITIES WITH INFORMATION. DATA REPRESENTS TREMENDOUSLY
VALUABLE INFORMATION AND OUR GOAL AS FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS A
LITTLE BIT DIFFERENT THAN YOUR GOAL AS BUSINESS LEADERS. WE WANT TO TOUCH EVERYBODY, THE
MARKET MAY NOT RESPOND TO FOLK FOLKSEST LEVELS OF INCOME
HADDER. HOW ARE WE EFFECTIVE IN
DELIVERING GOVERNMENT SERVICES TO PEOPLE WHO NEED IT THE MOST?
>>BUILDING ON THAT, LET ME OFFER A UNIFYING QUESTION.
I KNOW YOU HAVEN’T HAD A CHANCE TO CONTRIBUTE, MAYBE
ALTERNATIVELY YOU WERE THE FIRST TO ANSWER THE QUESTION.
A FEW TOOLS AN MECHANISMS OF FEDERAL GOVERNMENT THAT UNIFY
PEOPLE. ONE OF THE PHRASES WE SAY IN
GOVERNMENT IS A (INAUDIBLE) SO IN THE SPIRIT OF THE WAY JFK
SAID BY THE END OF THE DECADE WE WILL BE WALKING THE SURFACE OF
THE MOON BUT THERE WAS NO INFRASTRUCTURE TO DO ANY OF THAT
THAT. THERE’S OTHER CHALLENGES OR
COMPETITIONS TO TRY TO UNIFY ALONG A COMMON THEME.
I COME FROM ENERGY SECTOR, I WAS FAMILIAR WITH ONE CALLED SUN
SHOT, BASICALLY TO GET SOLAR FLOATABLE ONE DOLLAR PER
MEGAWATT OF RETAIL PRICE. AT THE TIME IT WAS COSTING AT
BEST $3.50 PER MEGAWATT ON YOUR ROOF SPEAK.
SO GETTING THAT PRODUCT WHICH IS NOT A GOVERNMENT PRODUCT BUT
WHAT CAN GOVERNMENT CAN DO TO THEMSELVE PRIVATE SECTOR IN THAT
COLLABORATION GET SOLAR PANELS DOWN BELOW A DOLLAR.
THAT WAS A MOON SHOT TYPE OF CHALLENGE.
AND SO I THINK ABOUT THAT AS A FUTURISTIC TYPE OF QUESTION BUT
AROUND THE TOPIC OF DATA, WHAT’S A DATA MOON SHOT?
WHAT’S SOMETHING THAT Y’ALL CAN CHALLENGE US OR WE SHOULD
CHALLENGE YOU ON? TERMS OF HOW WE CAN HELP TO
EVOLVE THE SECTOR? SO I DID SAY I WAS GOING TO —
DJ, STEVE I THINK YOU WERE THE FIRST TO RAISE THE CARD. (INDISCERNIBLE) MY MOON SHOT ONE
TO EMPOWER ANYONE TO AT LEAST BASIC DATA VISUALIZATION BECAUSE
IF THEY CAN MAKE AND REAP THEM THEY WILL AUTOMATICALLY GET
INTERESTED TO MAKE AND CREATE MORE OF THESE THINGS.
THAT’S A HUGE CHALLENGE, NOTHING TO DO WITH THE DELIVERY OF HOW
THESE THINGS ARE USED P AND NEWSPAPERS IN GOVERNMENT
REPORTS, AND SCHOOL SYSTEM AND LIBRARIES AND MUSEUMS, ET
CETERA. BUT I THINK THERE COULD BE QUITE
A BIT OF IMPACT FROM REGULATION.
THE OTHER POINT TO SHARE WITH YOU IS THE PEOPLE TYPICALLY WANT
TO SEE THEMSELVES IN THE DATA. THEY WANT TO SEE (INAUDIBLE)
THEY WANT TO SEE BICYCLE IN STUDIO, AND THEY WANT TO SEE HOW
CLEAN THE DATA IS, IF DATA DOESN’T HAVE ALL THE
APPLICATIONS THEY’RE NOT GOING TO TRUST IT.
CHILDREN WILL DO IT BECAUSE OF INTERESTING TO THEM, THEY WANT
— SO BY MAKING IT POSSIBLE HAVE ANYONE THEMSELVES IN THE
COMMERCE DATA THAT WOULD BE A KEY ENABLER, ALSO IF YOU WANT TO
BE A TRUE INNOVATION ACCELERATOR ACCELERATOR, DON’T
JUST INNOVATE IN ECONOMICS BUT ALSO IN HUMANITIES AND MANY
OTHER AREAS WE HAVEN’T TALKED ABOUT INCLUDING HEALTH ALSO. I HEARD EVERYONE CAN READ DATA
VISUALIZATIONS AND EVERYONE SHOULD READ COMMERCE DATA.
PROPOSED CHALLENGES. THERE’S FOLKS WAITING A WHILE.
STEVE FIRST ON THE LIST.>>I WANT TO JOIN DANAH IN SOME
COMMENTS ON THIS. I REMEMBER A STORY, IT WAS A
GOOGLE L STORY, FROM 2010 IN THIS CASE RAGA INNOVATEDDED
COSTA RICA. INVADEED COSTA RICA.
THEY DON’T HAVE AN ARMY, ONLY A POLICE FORCE AND IN THIS CASE , IT WAS PART OFFCAST IS THAT
RICA TERRITORY, THE NICARAGUANS SAID WE DON’T KNOW.
THAT’S ANOTHER GOOGLE MAP IT IS AUTHORITATIVE SOURCE SO THEY
INVADED THE ISLAND AND THEY SAID WHAT ARE YOU DOING?
THEY SAID IT’S ON GOOGLE MAPS, IT MIGHT BE RIGHT YOUR MAP IS
WRONG, SO THEY HAVE THE TO GO TO UN AND FIGURE OUT AND TWO YEARS
LATER THEY LEFT. THE REASON I BRING UP THE POINT
DATA CAN LOOK GOOD BE WELL REPRESENT AND GO COME FROM
AUTHORITATIVE SOURCES AND BE WRONG.
I’M FASCINATED BY THE DIVERSITY BUT ALSO THE SIMILARITY OF
BUSINESSES WE HAVE TOGETHER. GREAT JOB BUTTING US ALL
TOGETHER. SO MANY — PUTTING OUT USING TO.
SO MANY BRILLIANT PEOPLE, WHAT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO
PROVIDE CORROBORATIVE SOURCES TO GOVERNMENT DATA?
I KNOW I PUT A CANCER SHADOW ON GOVERNMENT DATA BUT — CAST A
SHADOW, BUT WE HAVE THE TENDENCY IN THE DATA WORLD TO FOCUS ON
AUTHORITATIVE SINGLE SOURCES OF INFORMATION THAT. IS A
TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF POWER. AS WE BECOME INCREASELY DATA
DRIVEN. SO WHAT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF
INDUSTRY TO PROVIDE CORROBORATIVE SOURCES TO DATA
AND MORE WHAT IS OUR RESPONSIBILITY TO DECOKED THE
ANALYTIC — DECOKED DECODE TO BE AUDITED IN THAT’S
A CHALLENGE IN INDUSTRY. THAT’S SOMETHING WE HAVE TO
FIGURE OUT HOW TO DO TOGETHER.>>THANK YOU FOR SAYING THAT.
DANIEL.>>OUT THERE LONGER — IS THAT
— I’M FOLLOWING THE DICK — DICTATE DICTATORSHIP.
>>COUPLE OF POINTS. ONE TO JACK’S POINT, I VERY MUCH
AGREE WITH THAT THINKING ABOUT HOW I SEE THESE — I THINK WE
ARE LIVING KIND OF A NEW AGE OF ABUNDANCE OF DATA AND TECHNOLOGY
AND THAT DOESN’T MEAN WE DON’T HAVE A LOT OF IMPROVEMENT TO GIN
TO THESE AREAS BUT RIGHT NOW ONE OF OUR BIGGEST WEAKNESSES IS
AROUND PEOPLE AND EDUCATION. SO HOW WE ADDRESS THAT WILL BE A
HUGE PROBLEM JUST FOR THE ECONOMY OVERALL, BUT ALSO
ESSENTIALLY GOVERNMENT AND GOVERNMENT AGENCIES BECAUSE THEY
HAVE TO COMPETE FOR THE DATA SIGN TESTS AND DATA LITERACY
PEOPLE, MORE SO THAN ANYONE ELSE AND THERE’S A STRONG PULL FROM
INDUSTRY TO RECRUIT AND RETAIN SO THE GOVERNMENT WILL HAVE TO
FIGURE HOW TO DO THAT HAS WELL. TO THE POINTS MADE YOU CAN TALK
SUSTAINABILITY AND I KNOW YOU TALK CULTURE AND THIS
TRANSITION. THAT — THIS WILL BE A REAL
QUESTION HOW DO WE ACTUALLY MAKE THIS LAST?
WE ARE IN WASHINGTON, WE — I WAS WATCHING SOME OF THE OLD
CAMPAIGN DEBATE PER INITIAL — DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE IS ONE OF
THE DEPARTMENTS THAT — FROM MY HOME IN TEXAS WANT TO CLOSE IT
DOWN. OBVIOUSLY THIS DATA IS
IMPORTANT. WE WANT TO SEE THIS CONTINUE SO
THINKING ABOUT THAT, ONE OF THE BIG CHALLENGES HOW DO WE SHOW
OUR RELIANCE ON DATA EFFORTS NOT JUST OPEN DATA SPECIFICALLY BUT
ANY DATA EFFORT THAT WE HAVE? HOW DO WE GET THAT WHEN YOU LOOK
AT SOME OF THIS — YOU LOOK AT THE SUPERBOWL, SUPERBOWL HALF
TIME SHOW BROUGHT TO YOU BY — YOU KNOW THAT SOMEBODY PAID TO
MAKE SURE THAT THEIR CONTRIBUTION IS VISIBLE.
HOW DO YOU MAKE SURE THESE CONTRIBUTIONS THAT THEY MAKE
FROM GOVERNMENT ARE REALLY VISIBLE AND VALUED SO WE DO HAVE
THE POLITICAL SUPPORT TO DO THAT.
LAST MOON SHOT ITEM ON HERE I HAVE IS REALLY JUST THE IDEA OF
THE SMART — THIS TIES INTO WHAT WE WANT TO SEE COMING OUT OF
DATA, WHEN WE THINK ABOUT FUTURE ESPECIALLY EVERYTHING IN THE
UNITED STATES HAVE A MODEL SMART PILOT GOING, WE WILL BE ABLE TO
FIGURE OUT HOW IS THE BEST WAY WE CAN WORK WITH GOVERNMENT
PRIVATE SECTOR TO PULL OFF THIS DATA TO ANSWER THE QUESTION THAT
WE HAVE. SO I THINK EVERYTHING — MINOR
LITTLE POINT, ANYONE THAT’S NOT AROUND THE TABLE, I THINK WE ARE
ALL WATCHING THE TWITTER FEED SO IF YOU HAVE IDEA, PLEASE MAKE
SURE YOU’RE SHARING THERE BECAUSE WE ARE FOLLOWING THAT.
>>THANK YOU FOR ECHOING THE TWITTER HASH TAG AND WATCHING ON
THE LEFT HERE AND TRYING TO BRING THEM SO THANK YOU FOR
ECHOING THAT.>>COLLIN.
>>I THINK ABOUT THE DISCUSSION WE HAVE BEEN HAVING HERE, PART
OF WHAT I’M TRYING TO FIGURE OUT IS HOW WE TAKE THIS — IF I
STEP BACK AND I THINK OF WHAT — ONE THING THAT MADE OUR COUNTRY
GREAT, WE HAD AN INFRASTRUCTURE AND THE INFRASTRUCTURE HAD
PIECES THAT MADE SENSE SO YOU HAVE ROADS, ELECTRICITY,
EDUCATION, THEN YOU HAVE THE CAPITAL STRUCTURE.
FROM THAT, WHAT JACK SPEAKS ABOUT PEOPLE WHO HAVE CREATIVITY
FROM THE START. WHAT IS THE ANALOGY IF WE LOOK
FROM THAT AREA WHICH IS SIMPLY THIS HERE AND NOW, ONE OF THE
EQUIVALENT ROAD, ONE OF THE EQUIVALENT INFRASTRUCTURE
PIECES, WE TALK ABOUT EDUCATION, CLEARLY A PIECE, WHAT’S THE
ROAD TO LOOK AT? ARE THE PIPES RIGHT HERE?
IF WE LOOK AT THOSE THINGS, WHICH OTHER THAT’S THE TWITTER
FEED DISCUSSION WE HAVE A CHANCE OF BUILDING SOMETHING HERE THAT
HAS LONGEVITY BECAUSE IT IS EXCITE OTHER PEOPLE TO COMMENT
ON IT SHOWS WHERE EVERYBODY FITS.
WE HAVE TO THINK IN SOME FORM OF FASHION.
EVERY PIECE OF EVERY ONE OF US TALKS FROM PIECE OF THE PROBLEM,
IT’S ALL CORRECT BUT I DON’T KNOW IF IT WILL MAKE SOMETHING
HAPPEN UNLESS WE GET THAT FRAMEWORK RIGHT. Q. ONE OF THE INTERESTING
CHALLENGES YOU HAVE OPEN DATA PLATFORM THAT MAYBE WE CAN
RECOGNIZE, YOU WON’T HAVE RELATIONSHIPS WITH THE END USERS
AND PROBABLY EVEN THE INTERMEDIATE USERS SO YOUR
ABILITY TO UNDERSTAND WHO IS DOING WHAT WITH THE DATA AND HOW
IS GOING TO BE PRETTY POOR AND IS DIFFERENT FROM WHAT ALL OF US
IN THE COMMERCIAL COMMUNITY FACE.
THAT’S LONG TERM CHALLENGE, I DON’T KNOW HOW TO OVERCOME IT.
>>MAYBE UNDERSTAND OUR CUSTOMERS.
CJ.>>I THINK FROM WHAT WE TALK
ABOUT TODAY COMMERCE HAS TAKEN THE FIRST STEPS TOWARDS YOUR
MOON SHOT. THE BIG DATA PROJECT IS A
PERFECT EXAMPLE OF GETTING THE DATA TO SOME PLACE IT CAN BE
USED BY THE ECOSYSTEM AND OUT TO ALL THE MORE GENERAL USERS
ACROSS THE UNITED STATES AND THE WORLD.
SO FROM THE MOON SHOT QUESTION, YOU HAVE THAT ROAD MAP THE FIRST
STEP OF THAT ROAD MAP CONTROL LISTEN WAS SPEAKING EARLIER, ONE
AREA I’M TORN ON BACK TO THE TENSION YOU SPOKE OFFER EARLIER,
THAT IS THE TENSION BETWEEN BEING TRANSPARENT AND PROVIDING
THE VALUE OF TWO OF THE THEE THINGS YOU SAID EARLIER ARE U.S.
CENTRIC AND MARKET CENTRIC, HOW DO YOU MAKE THE DATA
TRANSPARENT TO THOSE IN THE ECOSYSTEM, THE U.S. ECOSYSTEM
WITHOUT MAKING IT AVAILABLE TO EVERYONE ELSE AT THE SAME TIME?
THAT IS CHALLENGE THAT I THINK WE HAVE TO ADDRESS AND
POTENTIALLY ONE THING WE HAVE TO ADDRESS HERE PART OF THIS
ECONOMY. THIS
MR. COMMITTE: . — PART OF THIS COMMITTEE.
>>DANAH.>>ONE THING LAID OUT EARLY ON
IS THE GOAL IS OF THE COMMERCE DEPARTMENT TO CREATE THE
COMPETITIVENESS OF AMERICAN BUSINESS.
SO THINKING ABOUT BARRIERS THAT ARE REALLY GETTING IN THE WAY OF
THAT. I THINK HEAVILY ABOUT THE
INTERTWINED DYNAMICS OF EQUALITY IN THIS COUNTRY AND LACK OF
TECHNICAL CAPABILITIES AND TECHNICALLY DRIVEN COMMITTEE.
SO I THINK — ECONOMY. SO I THINK ABOUT THE ROLE OF
DATA AND WHAT DOES THE DATA DO AND WHEN DATA IS INCORPORATING
INTO BUSINESS PRACTICES, WHAT IT DOES IS MAXIMIZES EFFICIENCIES,
YOU’RE TRYING TO MAKE SYSTEMS MORE EFFICIENT. BUT GROWING LEVELS OF EQUALITY
SOME WAY DRESSING THOSE GOES AT ODDS WITH QUESTION OF
EFFICIENCY. WHAT I THINK ABOUT MOON SHOT ONE
OF THE RIGHT INCENTIVES AND STRUCTURES WE PUT DATA OUT
THERE, AND GOSH KNOWS YOU HAVE A LOT OF DATA ANALYZED WHERE WE
ARE AT. BUT ONE OF THE KINDS OF DATA OUT
THERE THAT INCENTIVIZES TRYING TO ADDRESS THE ISSUES OF
INEQUALITY ISSUES OF TECHNICAL LITERACY WITH THE INFORMATION
THAT’S CURRENTLY UNDERWAY, HOW DO YOU MAKE THAT INCENTIVIZE
WITHIN THE BROADER COMMERCIAL SECTOR?
I WOULD ARGUE RIGHT NOW OUR COMMERCIAL SECTOR STRUCTURED,
THAT IS NOT THE INCENTIVE AT ALL.
AND I WORRY THAT WHEN WE THINK ABOUT PUTTING OUT DATA AND
MAKING THAT MORE AVAILABLE, THE INCENTIVE IS TO THINK ABOUT
PUZZLES THAT HELP PRIVILEGE BECAUSE THEY HAVE THE TECHNICAL
CAPABILITIES AN RUN THE BUSINESSES CAPABLE OF LEVERAGING
THAT. SO HOW MUCH DO I WORRY THAT IT
WILL INCREASE THAT INEQUALITY RATHER THAN WORK TO ADDRESS IT.
>>SO WITH EYE ON THE CALENDAR, THANK YOU FOR SAYING THAT.
THERE’S WORK TO BE DONE AND THERE’S MORE DISCUSSION HERE.
WHY I’M SO GLAD WE HAVE TEED UP KEY PROBLEMS, I DO THINK THE
MOON SHOT QUESTION IS ONE THAT IS PROBABLY THE RIGHT ONE TO
ANCHOR ON AS WE THINK ABOUT THE NEXT STEPS AS WE GO INTO THE
REST OF THE AGENDA. JOY AND JACK AND BILL INDICATED
ONE TO SPEAK BUT WITH ONLY FIVE MINUTES LEFT I WON’T CHALLENGE
THOSE THAT ARE LEFT TO MAYBE PROPOSE OR SYNTHESIZE SOME
ADDITIONAL MOON SHOTS, ANOTHER WAY TO PHRASE IT, THE ONES SO
FAR, EVERYONE SHOULD BE ABLE TO READ DATA VISUALIZATION.
THE DATA EDUCATION. TO SEE THEMSELVES IN THE
DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE DATA HAVE — THIS IS STEVE’S POINT, BE
ABLE TO HAVE A PRIVATE SECTOR COOPERATIVE VALIDATION OF DATA,
DECOKED ALL INFORMATION PRODUCTS.
CALCULATE A RETURN ON INVESTMENT ON DATA.
SMART CITY, THESE ARE ALL GREAT THINGS.
BUT I THINK TO COLLIN’S POINT, WHICH IS THE PIPE AND WHICH IS
MOON SHOT. SO I WILL PRESENT THAT QUESTION
TO THOSE THAT ARE ON THE LIST HERE BEFORE WE GO TO THE BREAK.
>>I WOULD LIKE TO CHARACTERIZE NEAR ORBIT SATELLITE SHOT.
AND I STARTED BUILDING ON DANAH’S POINT, IN TAKING MY
PERSPECTIVE, THAT IS TO HAVE SOME KIND OF UNIFIED PRIVACY
FRAMEWORK FROM GOVERNMENT. BECAUSE WE HAVE ESSENTIALLY
WATCHED ALL OF OUR PRIVACY FRAMEWORKS AROUND DATA, ALSO
AROUND DISTINCT VERTICALS IN TRYING TO NAVIGATE THAT AT THE
LOCAL LEVEL IN TERMS OF SURFACE PROVISIONS TO THE MOST
VULNERABLE POPULATION IS A NIGHTMARE.
SO THEN THE STREAMS OF FEDERAL FUNDING AND HOW THEY AFFECT OUR
ABILITY TO LEVERAGE OUR DATA EFFECTIVELY, HUGE PROBLEM.
SO I WOULD CALL I THINK THAT COULD BE — I THINK THAT’S
ACHIEVABLE, I KNOW THERE’S INTEREST AROUND THAT BUT IT’S
REALLY NOT WORKING AND THEN HOW THAT LEADS TO THE
COMMERCIALIZATION OF DATA MAKES IT VERY HARD FOR US TO COMBINE
DATA SETS, ACROSS SECTORS GENERATING THEM DEIDENTIFYING
THEM APPROPRIATELY AND MAKING THEM AVAILABLE SO IT HAS —
THERE’S STAKEHOLDER INTEREST NOT ONLY AT PRIVATE LEVEL BUT FOR
OUR MOST VULNERABLE CITIZENS AS WELL.>>I WOULD LIKE TO OFFER WHAT I
THINK THE FUTURE LOOKS LIKE AND WHAT THE MOON SHOT IS NEEDED TO
GET THERE AND ONE CURRENT DAY EXAMPLE THAT WILL PROVIDE
ANECDOTE. THE FUTURE IN MY MIND IS A DAY
EVERYBODY CAN INTERACT WITH SOCIETY IN THE SMALL AND BIG
DECISIONS THAT IMPACT THEIR DAILY LIVES THAT DEPEND ON
GOVERNMENT DATA HAVE THAT DATA, WHERE IT’S MOST USEFUL TO THEM.
THE MOON SHOT TO GET THERE IS A COMMITMENT BY THE ACCORDANCES
THAT CREATE AND CAPTURE THAT DATA TO PUT IT ONLINE IN AS RAW
A FORM AND REAL TIME AS POSSIBLE. AND THE I WOULD GIVE THAT WE’RE
CLOSER TO THAT REALITY THAN WE THINK, THE BEST WAY TO PREDICT
FUTURE IS EXTRAPOLATE THE CURRENT AND FACTOR COST SAVINGS
AROUND KEEPER BANDWIDTH STORAGE THOSE KINDS OF THINGS.
YOU LOOK AT LOOK AT ZILLOW, AS AN EXAMPLE,
A REALLY IMPORTANT DECISION NOT SO RECURRING BASIS, WHERE DO I
BUY A HOME. WE CARE ABOUT HOW MUCH THE HOME
COSTS BUT ALSO YOU CARE ABOUT HOW SAFE IS THE NEIGHBORHOOD AND
HOW GOOD ARE SCHOOLS. AND HOW CLOSE TO PUBLIC THERE
WAS AND THE SOURCE IS GOVERNMENT DATA SO DOING A GREAT JOB
PULLING TOGETHER THAT GOVERNMENT DATA MAKING IT USEFUL WITHOUT
SPECIAL TRAINING, WITHOUT EVEN AN UNDERSTANDING OF DATA
VISUALIZATION TECHNIQUES AND I WOULD EVEN ARGUE THAT EVERY
SINGLE PERSON WHO DOES HOME SEARCH ON ZILLOW IS CONSUMING
TERABYTES OF DATA WHEN THEY DO SO AND THEY JUST DON’T KNOW
THEY’RE DOING IT. Q. I WILL CONFESS, BEING A DATA
GEEK I HAVE A WAY OF BEING INSPIRED BY THE BIG CHALLENGES
AND PUZZLES. SO THERE IS A AMBITION I HAVE TO
TRY THE SYNTHESIZE GREAT THINGS SHARED HERE.
BUT TO BE QUITE HONEST IT FEELS AS THOUGH THAT’S QUITE A FEW
OPPORTUNITIES AND APPROACHING THE NEW IDEA.
ALSO I THINK PERHAPS STAGES OF MOON SHOTS BUILT IN A WAY LIKE
SOFTWARE TO GET TO THESE GOALS AND I DON’T WANT TO REPEAT BUT
THE ONE IS MENTIONED BEFORE, THE PRIVACY EXAMPLE AND CONSUMPTION
THAT KEVIN AND JOY BROUGHT UP ARE FANTASTIC.
THEY ALSO EXIST IN AN ECOSYSTEM EVOLVING AS THE BUSINESS SECTOR
IS. WITH THAT I WILL BASICALLY KEEP
THESE QUESTIONS OPEN. CLEAR AND DIGEST THE RESOLUTION
AT THIS POINT. A GREAT WAY TO PRIME THE POINT
INTO THE NEXT PORTION OF THE AGENDA.
GOOD NEWS WE CAN TAKE A BREAK. THEN AFTER THE BREAK WE’RE GOING
TO — I DESCRIBE IT NOW SO EASIER TO GO BACK TO THE
SESSIONS WHEN THE TIME COMES SO WE’LL HAVE SMALL BREAK OUTS.
THREE MODERATORS AN THREE GROUPS, THEY ARE 18 MEMBERS AT
THE TABLE SO WE’LL ALLOW YOU TO PLEASE SEPARATE YOURSELVES HOW
YOU SO CHOOSE. SO THREE GROUPS USER
OPERABILITY, DATA DISSEMINATION AND USE, AND THE RETURN ON
INVESTMENT FOR DATA. SOMEONE BROUGHT THAT UP.
THESE ARE BROAD CATEGORIES AND IF THERE’S TEN PEOPLE IN ONE
GROUP WITH WE’LL CAN BE OUT FOUR BUT I WANT TO GIVE YOU THE
OPPORTUNITY OF SELF-SELECT A LITTLE BIT.
SO I’LL SAY USER OPERABILITY WILL BE IN THIS CORNER, TO THE
GREEN CORNER TO MY LEFT. THE DATA DISSEMINATION AND USE
WILL BE AT THE TABLE THE WHITE TABLE WHERE IT SAYS NOTE TAKER.
WE WILL HAVE THAT BE THE SECOND GROUP AND THE ROI GROUP WE’LL
HAVE IN THE BACK CORNER, VIA THE BLUE LIGHT.
FOR THOSE OF YOU MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC THAT WANT TO CONTINUE TO
OBSERVE WE ASK THAT YOU BASICALLY APOLOGIZE BUT WELCOME
TO OBSERVE, WE ASK THAT YOU ALLOW THE COUNCIL MEMBERS TO SIT
IN A WAY THAT WILL HELP THEM TO HAVE SUBSTANTIAL CONVERSATIONS.
FOR THOSE WATCHING ONLINE, WE WILL CONTINUE TO HAVE THE LIVE
STREAM OPEN BUT WE WILL NOT — WE DON’T HAVE THE FACILITIES TO
HAVE A SMALL CAMERA IN EACH BREAK OUT GROUP SO MAYBE
UNFORTUNATELY HARD FOR THOSE THAT WILL REMOTE TO OBSERVE THE
CONVERSATIONS. WE WILL HAVE NOTE TAKERS AT EACH
GROUP TO SERVE AS FACILITATORS AND THE MODERATOR WILL BE THERE
TO BASICALLY CONTINUE DISCUSSION.
I’LL POSE THAT CHALLENGE. QUESTIONS ARE BROUGHT UP HERE
AND THE MOON SHOT OPPORTUNITIES BROUGHT HERE.
THE WHAT WE HOPE THE NEXT PART OF THE AGENDA IS MORE DEPTH HOW
THIS CAN BE ACHIEVED. REITERATING THE CHALLENGE FROM
THE SECRETARY WHAT ARE THE TOP TEN THINGS, MAYBE ONE IS JUST
FINALIZING THE MOON SHOT. GREAT IDEA.
WE PROBABLY SHOULD DO THAT. BUT THE — THOSE SPECIFIC TAKE
AWAYS ARE WHAT WE HOPE FOR FROM THE SMALL GROUP BREAK OUTS SO
THAT TOMORROW ONE OF YOU FROM EACH BREAK OUT WILL PRESENT TO
THE LARGER COUNCIL WHAT YOU RECOMMEND THOSE TOP TEN THINGS
SHOULD BE. SO AGAIN BREAK INTO SMALL
GROUPS, DRILL DEEPER, TAKE GOOD ACTIONS, AND ONE OF YOU I HOPE
WILL VOLUNTEER TO PRESENT YOUR GROUP TOMORROW.
SO ANY QUESTIONS ON THE LOGISTICS BEFORE WE BREAK?
MAYBE A SENSE WHERE YOU WANT TO GO?
>>TEN TOTAL SO EACH GROUP COME ONE THREE TO FIVE AND NOT TEN IN
>>GREAT SUGGESTION. THANK YOU.
THANK YOU FOR THAT. ANYTHING ELSE?
ANY FINAL POINTS BEFORE WE TAKE A SHORT BREAK?
FROM A AGENDA PERSPECTIVE — WHAT TIME IS IT NOW?
SO AT 3:35, ABOUT 10, 15 MINUTES, IF ALL OF YOU CAN
PLEASE CHOOSE A GROUP AND WE WILL START AT 3:35 WITH SMALL
GROUP BREAK OUTS. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.>>WE’LL GET STARTED IN TWO OR
THREE MORE MINUTES. TEST TEST TEST TEST TEST TEST
TEST TEST TEST TEST TEST TEST TEST TEST TEST TEST TEST TEST TEST TEST TEST TEST
TEST TEST TEST TEST TEST TEST TEST>>EXCUSE ME.
FOR THOSE HEADING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE, MAKE
SURE YOU ENTER THE 15th AND PENNSYLVANIA EXIT.
OR ENTRANCE TO THE DEPARTMENT. 15th AND PENNSYLVANIA, IT’S IN
IN YOUR FOLDERS. THAT’S THE ONLY ENTRANCE WE CAN
GO IN TO GET TO WHERE WE’RE GOING FOR THE MEETING WITH THE
SECRETARY.