All about the Data Act: Interview with Karen Lee

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What are the requirements of the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act of 2014 (Data Act)? How is the Data Act being implemented? What are some of the key challenges in implementing the Data Act? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and much more.


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Ms. Lee is the Chief of the Management Controls & Assistance Branch, within the Office of Management and Budget (OMB)’s Office of Federal Financial Management. She and her staff are responsible for financial assistance management and Single Audit policy, asset management, and Federal spending transparency under the Open Government Directive. Prior to her tenure as Chief, Ms. Lee served as the Lead Analyst for Open Government, Federal Spending Transparency and a policy analyst at OMB’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, overseeing homeland security, labor, and education regulatory policy. In addition to her public service, Ms. Lee practiced commercial litigation at Kirkland & Ellis, LLP, in Washington, D.C.

Ms. Lee received a Bachelor of Arts from Colgate University, a Masters in Public Affairs from the Lyndon B. Johnson School at the University of Texas at Austin, and a Juris Doctor from Georgetown University. She is licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia and New York.

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Michael Keegan - Host, The Business of Government Hour and Managing Editor, The Business of Government Magazine


Fall 2015 Edition


From forging a unity of effort in homeland security to strategizing today how to field the U.S. Army of tomorrow; to pursuing affordable housing, eliminating fraud, waste, and abuse in healthcare, and securing cyberspace, this issue of The Business of Government magazine delves into a diverse set of topics and public management issues facing us today. Join Michael Keegan as he presents the leadership stories of a select group of public servants and thought leaders—merging real-world experience with practical scholarship.




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