Posted on Thursday, July 9, 2015

Speakers from U.S. Treasury and the  FDIC as well as experts in standards  

Government agency staff, commercial entities that work with government agencies and citizen advocacy groups  are invited to attend a series of three complimentary webinars that provide practical implementation guidance and real world examples by government agencies.  This webinar series will discuss how to leverage data standards to improve agency process efficiency as they implement requirements of the Digital Accountability and Transparency (DATA) Act. It brings together experts in government data and international standards to provide practical training.

This program is conducted through a partnership between the Association for Government Accountants (AGA), the member organization for financial professionals in government, and XBRL US, the national consortium for the business reporting standard.  eXtensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL) has been adopted by the U.S. Treasury as the data exchange format used in DATA Act pilot programs.  All sessions are free and open to the public and will offer CPE credit.

The first webinar will be held on July 28 at 1PM ET, followed by sessions in September and October. Government agency staff, commercial entities that work with government agencies and citizen advocacy groups are invited to attend. Details on the first program:

What:    60 minute online Webinar, offering 1 CPE credit

When: 1PM ET – 2PM ET, Tuesday, July 28, 2015


  1. What common process problems the DATA Act is designed to solve
  2. Data standards and how they meet DATA Act requirements
  3. Case study: what an implementation looks like
  4. What’s in it for you: case studies from the FDIC and Standard Business Reporting (SBR) for government
  5. What you can do next


  • Herschel Chandler, Managing Principal, Information Unlimited, Inc, data standard expert
  • Eric E. Cohen, XBRL Global Technical Leader, PwC
  • Christina Ho, Deputy Assistant Secretary,  Accounting Policy and Financial Transparency, U.S. Department of the Treasury
  • Tom Hood, CEO, Maryland Association of CPAs
  • Mark Montoya, Chief of Data Strategy, FDIC

How:     Register at:


About AGA

AGA is the member organization for financial professionals in government. We lead and encourage change that benefits our field and all citizens. Our networking events, professional certification, publications and ongoing education help members build their skills and advance their careers.

XBRL US is the non-profit consortium for XBRL business reporting standards in the U.S. and it represents the business information supply chain. Its mission is to support the implementation of XBRL business reporting standards through the development of taxonomies for use by U.S. public and private sectors, with a goal of interoperability between sectors, and by promoting XBRL adoption through marketplace collaboration. XBRL US has developed taxonomies for U.S. GAAP, credit rating and mutual fund reporting under contract with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and has developed a taxonomy for corporate actions. For more information, go to

Contact, 917 747 1714

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