WASHINGTON – The Commerce Data Advisory Council (CDAC) will hold 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 models for 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 innovate public and private sector organizations, including: Intel, Google, IBM, LinkedIn, PayPal, Amazon Web Services, City of San Francisco, Indiana University, and more.


Throughout the day, Commerce officials will update 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 will also discuss government-wide strategies to recruit tech talent to the public sector and establish new partnerships with industry. The event will be streamed online on the CDAC webpage.


As America’s Data Agency, the Commerce Department’s data is used to measure GDP and economic indicators, track population growth statistics, and aggregate weather and climate data. By revolutionizing data practices, the Department of Commerce is working to ensure public and private partners can use the data to make decisions that maximize return on investment for businesses, entrepreneurs, government, taxpayers, and communities; strengthen economic growth, and create jobs.


Visit the CDAC webpage for information on its members and meeting agenda.


WHAT:          Commerce Data Advisory Council Second Gathering


WHEN:          Thursday, July 30, 2015

9 a.m. – 5 p.m. PT


WHERE:        Intel Corporation

Robert Noyce Building

2200 Mission College Blvd

Santa Clara, CA 95054