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First Meetup: Data Science for the Data Act at Treasury

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Hello. My name is Brand Niemann. I am a data scientist and data journalist. I am the founder and co-organizer of the Federal Big Data Working Group Meetup with Dr. Katherine Goodier. I was asked to be the organizer of this meetup when the organizer resigned.

The Virginia Big Data Meetup has yet to have its first Meetup so I am offering to jump start the agenda with a tutorial and invite you to offer a time and place and presentations.

CGI Federal has offered to host our Meetup.

I invite you to participate in the Federal Big Data Working Group Meetup ( Our next meetup is January 12th.

Data Science for Tackling the Challenges of Big Data ( (MIT Online Course) was given at the Federal Big Data Working Group's Twenty-third Meetup, Monday, December 1, 6:30 p.m. ( and will be summarized at the Twenty-forth ( (, Monday, January 12, 6:30 p.m. (

Thank you, Brand


6:30 p.m. Welcome and Introduction (New Tutorial and Mentoring) Slides ( Data Science for Big Data Analytics (

7:10 p.m. Brief Member Introductions

7:15 p.m DATA Act Requirements Thoughts and Open Discussion, Art Nicewick, Executive Consultant, CGI Federal Slides

7:45 p.m.​ Data Science for the Data Act at Treasury, Brand Niemann Slides (

Web Sites:

Questions: At this time, we are asking for comments in response to the following questions:

Which data elements are most crucial to your current reporting and/or analysis?

In setting standards, what are industry standards the Treasury and OMB should be considering?

What are some of the considerations that Treasury and OMB should take into account when establishing data standards?

8:30 p.m. Open Discussion

8:45 p.m. Networking

9:00 p.m. Depart