GovTrack’s Written Testimony to the House of Representatives on Public Access to Legislative Information

May 2, 2017
This week, the House’s Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee will hold a hearing. In anticipation, Joshua Tauberer has published online the testimony he submitted. Tauberer, who founded GovTrack.US… Read More

In Praise of Standardized Data for Congressional Oversight

April 24, 2017
Alex Pollock, distinguished senior fellow at the R Street Institute, spoke of the value of standardized financial data on federal government activities. He observed to attendees of the Financial… Read More

Data Coalition Testifies on Forthcoming OPEN Government Data Act

March 29, 2017
Photo credit: Data Coalition. Hudson Hollister, Executive Director of the Data Coalition, testified before Congress this week regarding new legislation. “The DATA Act of 2014, which Ranking Member Cummings, then-Chairman… Read More

Upcoming Events on Congress and Technology

March 29, 2017
From the Congressional Data Coalition: “#HouseOfCodeClear your schedule Tuesday, April 4th, from 4:30-7:30 to celebrate the accomplishments of 123 Members of Congress who participated in the 2016… Read More

Open Data and Congressional Oversight

January 24, 2017
By Hudson Hollister In January 2012, I resigned from my Capitol Hill job to start an organization that I called the Data Transparency Coalition. Now called the… Read More

New Innovation Fellows Arrive In Congress and Aim to Augment Capacity

January 4, 2017
Two hundred individuals applied, and only four were chosen as the 2017 TechCongress Innovation Fellows. They are: Sunmin Kim, a deputy editor for The Economist Intelligence Unit, who specialized… Read More

Congress, Meet Big Data. Big Data Meet Congress

December 9, 2016
Quorum cards with senators and representatives’ stats. Source: In case you missed it, the Washingtonian ran a piece on Quorum, a wonky, big data group that analyzes Congress. … Read More

Video: Meeting to Discuss Whether the Office of Technology Assessment Should Be Revived

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October 18, 2016
The speakers at this October 19, 2016 meeting of the Legislative Branch Capacity Working Group were: Kevin R. Kosar, R Street Institute John Costello, TechCongress Adam Keiper,… Read More

Strengthening Congressional Oversight Through Crowd-Sourcing

May 23, 2016
Congress has a big problem when it comes to oversight. The federal government has grown vastly larger over the past century, but Congress has done little to empower itself… Read More