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Kick-Off Celebration - March 14, 2017

Strengthening Transparency through Open Data and Access to Information

Sunshine Week is a national initiative to promote a dialogue about the importance of open government and the freedom of information. The U.S. Commerce Department’s Office of Privacy and Open Government and the U.S. Census Bureau’s Open Government Program welcome you to this opportunity to learn more about transparency and to engage in open government.

Speaker Sessions - March 15, 2017

Sessions were held on March 15, 2017 at the Census Bureau, Suitland, Maryland.

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

Presenter:
Vernon Curry, Freedom of Information and Privacy Act Office
U.S. Census Bureau

Geographic Update Partnership Software (GUPS)

Presenters:
Christopher Wingate and Laura Waggnor, Geography Division
U.S. Census Bureau

Digital Services and Data Analytics

Presenter:
Thomas Beach, United States Patent and Trademark Office
Department of Commerce

Whistleblower Protection

Presenters:
Claire Sobczak and Cecilia Wilson, Office of Inspector General
Department of Commerce

International Trade Data Tools

Presenter:
Kyle Benjamin Vezina, Economic Indicators Division
U.S. Census Bureau

Privacy and Open Government

Presenter:
Michael J. Toland, Office of Privacy and Open Government
Department of Commerce

Federal Portfolio Management of National Geospatial Data Assets

Presenters:
Dierdre Bevington-Attardi and Charles Spicer, Geography Division
U.S. Census Bureau

Records Management

Presenter:
Marcus Barber, Administrative and Customer Service Division
U.S. Census Bureau

Speaker Sessions - March 16, 2017

Sessions were held on March 16, 2017 at the Census Bureau, Suitland, Maryland.

Freedom of Information Act 2016

Presenter:
Michael J. Toland, Office of Privacy and Open Government
Department of Commerce

Open Data

Presenter:
Lisa Wolfisch, Center for New Media and Promotion
U.S. Census Bureau

Center for Enterprise Dissemination Services and Consumer Innovation (CEDSCI)

Presenter:
Zachary Whitman, Decennial Information Technology Division
U.S. Census Bureau

Data Dissemination

Presenter:
Nesreen Khashan, Customer Liaison and Marketing Services Office
U.S. Census Bureau

Prohibited Personnel Practices & Whistleblower Protection Act

Presenter:
Shirine Moazed, Training and Outreach
U.S. Office of Special Counsel

Open Data and Open Source Policy

Presenter:
William Savino, Application Development and Services Division
U.S. Census Bureau

2020 Census

Presenter:
Erika Becker Medina, Decennial Communication Coordination Office
U.S. Census Bureau

Integrated Research Environment (IRE)

Presenter:
John A Fattaleh, Center for Economic Studies
U.S. Census Bureau

Legal Perspectives on Public Access and Privacy

Presenter:
Josephine Arnold, Office of the Chief Counsel
Minority Business Development Agency

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