Data may be the new oil, or even gold – but only if agencies can capture, structure and put it to use. So, what can government agencies do to take back control and unlock their data potential? And, how are they applying data regulations like the Federal Data Strategy and Evidence-Based Policymaking Act to abstract data complexity while also increasing privacy?

Strategies on taming unstructured, unsecure, and undervalued government data to identify the right technologies to make data work for you will be the focus of Veritas Public Sector Vision Day on Dec. 10 at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.

Join Veritas, MeriTalk, and a great line-up of Federal government IT executives that are on the front lines of reducing data complexity, managing data growth, and turning the data “problem” into a strategic opportunity.

This complimentary, half-day event will feature:

Keynote speakers, Ed Kearns, Chief Data Officer, Department of Commerce; and, Peter Ranks, Deputy CIO for Information Enterprise at the Department of Defense, will each discuss how their respective agencies leverage and manage their data, as well as how they integrate the Federal Data Strategy and the Evidence-Based Policymaking Act in those efforts;

Tom Beach, of the Patent and Trademark Office, and Tiffany Julian of the National Science Foundation, who are both Working Group Chairs involved in developing the Federal Data Strategy, will take center stage to discuss the recently released action plan and how agencies can formulate their data teams to act with insight;

Jacquelyn Patillo, Deputy CIO and Account Manager for Corporate IT at the Department of Veterans Affairs, who will break down holistic data management approaches that meet agency mission requirements;

Phil Ashlock, Data & Analytics Portfolio Lead at the General Services Administration, who will talk about strategies for gaining a new understanding of data environments; and

Nick Marinos, Director of Cybersecurity and Data Protection at the Government Accountability Office, whose organization has an unparalleled view across the entire Federal enterprise into how agencies are working to protect their valuable data resources

Click HERE for more details. We look forward to seeing you on December 10.

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Kate Polit is MeriTalk's Assistant Copy & Production Editor covering the intersection of government and technology.