AGA 2018 Professional Development Training

M101 - M101: We've Got the Data... Now What? (FOS: ACC)

Jul 23, 2018 10:30am ‐ Jul 23, 2018 11:45am

Expiration Date: Aug 15, 2019


With the DATA Act, data is beginning to become more consistent and reliable. Now, agencies have a plethora of interesting federal obligation and spending data at our fingertips. While some agencies see it only as an exercise in compliance, others are starting to realize there is a lot of potential with this data. Join this session to explore these points … and more! 

  • Understand how agencies and USASpending are using DATA Act data to gain insights and answer questions, particularly through data visualization. What questions can we start to ask and answer using this data? Will agency management change or improve processes knowing they may be under increased scrutiny? Is there a way to link this data to an agency's mission or performance outcomes? Can we start to create benchmarks using type of agency, object class information, or trending over time?


  • Dave Mader, Chief Strategy Officer, Deloitte Consulting


  • Amy Edwards, Deputy Asst. Secretary, Accounting Policy & Financial Transparency, U.S. Department of the Treasury
  • Atisha Burks, Chief, Office of Financial Reporting, Policy, & Property, United States Coast Guard
  • Tim Gribben, CPA, CFO and Associate Administrator for Performance Management, Small Business Administration

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