About HudsonHollister

Hudson Hollister is the founder and Executive Director of the Data Transparency Coalition. Prior to founding the Data Transparency Coalition, he served as counsel to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform of the U.S. House of Representatives and as an attorney fellow in the Office of Interactive Disclosure at the Securities and Exchange Commission. Before his government service, he was a securities litigator in the Chicago office of Latham & Watkins LLP.

The Final DATA Act: Here’s What It Means, Here’s What It’ll Do

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Editor’s note: Hudson Hollister is the executive director of the data transparency coalition. His insightful update below covers issues of interests to technologists in and out of government. -bg Sweeping change and open data are dawning for U.S. federal spending. On Thursday 10 April 2014 the U.S. Senate passed the DATA Act — unanimously. In […]

Big Data accessiblity for SEC reporting? Not yet. Columbia report explains why.

[This post by Hudson Hollister is cross-posted on the Data Transparency Coalition's blog.] Last Tuesday Columbia Business School’s Center for Excellence in Accounting and Security Analysis released a definitive report evaluating the implementation of a structured data format for the financial statements that public companies file with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Over a […]

New year, new Congress: What's next for DATA?

[This post by Hudson Hollister is cross-posted on the Data Transparency Coalition's blog.]   Tomorrow a new U.S. Congress – the 113th, elected last November – will be sworn in.  The 112th Congress finished its run with a divisive confrontation on fiscal priorities. Advocates of opening up government data are rightfully disappointed at the lack […]

Digging into the Senate's new DATA Act: Same name, different content, same goals

In July, when the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee examined the need for better transparency in federal spending, Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) told the committee he would introduce a new version of the DATA Act. Last Friday, with Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) on board as a cosponsor, he kept his promise. The new […]

Data Transparency Coalition launches with fourteen members and one mission

[Editor's note: This update by Hudson Hollister is cross-posted on the Data Transparency Coalition's blog -bg] Yesterday, thirteen tech companies and one nonprofit organization launched the Data Transparency Coalition.Our ambition is to be the main private-sector voice for federal data reform. We want the government to publish its information online and use consistent data identifiers and markup […]

DATA Act featured on Majority Leader's new Citizen Cosponsor platform

[Editor's note: This post by Hudson Hollister hits on a topic at the intersection of technology, policy and collegial social action, all topics most of our readers seem to care deeply about - bg] The DATA Act – bipartisan, bicameral legislation introduced last year by Rep. Darrell Issa and Sen. Mark Warner – is aimed […]