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Video for Legislative Data and Transparency Conference now online!

On February 2, 2012 the House of Representatives Committee on House Administration, chaired by Dan Lungren, convened a full-day conference entitled Legislative Data and Transparency Conference. Check it out. looks like a great list of experts. It’s great that the House is talking about public data, XML standards and easy public access to the legislative process. I haven’t watched all the video, but I hope they also talk about *preservation* of the legislative process as well.


The Committee on House Administration held a Legislative Data and Transparency Conference on February 2, 2012, from 9AM to 6PM in Cannon Caucus Room, 345 Cannon HOB.

Conference Agenda

Remarks from Representative Daniel E. Lungren [Video]
Chairman, Committee on House Administration

Panel 1: Legislative Branch Initiatives [Video]
Legislative Branch Agencies that create information
Kirsten Gullickson, The Office of the Clerk
Panelists:
Bob Reeves, Office of the Clerk
Sandra Strokoff, House Office of Legislative Counsel
Hugh Halpern, House Rules Committee

Panel 2: Legislative Branch Initiatives [Video]
Legislative Branch Agencies that disseminate information
Panelists:
Ralph Seep, Law Revision Counsel
Robert Gee, Library of Congress
Ric Davis, Government Printing Office

Panel 3: What is data and what is available? [Video]
The impact and understandability of current data use
Moderator:
Jeff Griffith, Global Centre for ICT in Parliament
Panelists:
Josh Tauberer, GovTrack
Eric Mill, Sunlight Foundation
Derek Willis, New York Times

Panel 4: Extending XML and Metadata Standards [Video]
Moderator:
Anne Washington, George Mason University
Panelists:
Sandra Strokoff, House Office of Legislative Counsel
Ralph Seep, Law Revision Counsel
Tom Bruce, Cornell Legal Institute
Cindy Leach, Office of the Clerk

Panel 5: Integrating Video and Metadata [Video]
Moderator:
Robert Reeves, Deputy Clerk
Panelists:
Tab Butler, Major League Baseball Network
Javier Muniz, Granicus
Daniel Bennett, e-Citizen Foundation

Panel 6: Defining Transparency Success Measures [Video]
Knowing how far we’ve come…
Moderators:
Matt Lira, Office of the Majority Leader
Steve Dwyer, Office of the Minority Whip
Panelists:
Daniel Schuman, Sunlight Foundation
Maurice McTigue, Mercatus Center
Jim Harper, The Cato Institute

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