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Commerce Data Advisory Council (CDAC): Meeting on July 30, 2015

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The Commerce Data Advisory Council (CDAC) held its second meeting at Intel's Headquarters in Santa Clara, California on Thursday, July 30.

Appointed by Secretary Pritzker, the 19-member council provides guidance on areas such as data management practices; common, open data standards; policy issues related to privacy, latency, and consistency; effective modelsfor public-private partnership; external uses of Commerce data; and methods to build new feedback loops between the Department and data users. The council is comprised of leading technologists and data leaders who work for some of the most innovative public and private sector organizations, including; Intel, Google, IBM, LinkedIn, PayPal, Amazon Web Services, City of San Fracisco, Indiana University, and more.

Throughout the day, Commerce officials updated the council members on the Department's new data initiatives including the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's "Open Data Initiative" and the Census Bureau's income and wealth data project. Commerce Department leaders also discussed government-wide strategies to recruit tech talent to the public sector and establish new partnershops with industry.

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