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GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameCommerce Data Advisory CouncilAgency NameDepartment of Commerce
Fiscal Year2018Committee Number2516
Original Establishment Date12/18/2014Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URL 
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*20
Current Charter Date12/15/2016Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Designated Federal Officer
Date Of Renewal Charter12/15/2018Designated Federal Officer PrefixMr.
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Jeremy
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Pelter
Establishment Authority*Agency AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*15 U.S.C. § 1516Designated Federal Officer Phone*202-482-6117
Effective Date Of Authority*10/16/2014Designated Federal Officer Fax*
Committee Type*ContinuingDesignated Federal Officer Email*jpelter@doc.gov
Presidential*No
Committee Function*Other Committee
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RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

Agency Recommendation*Continue
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNo
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*By engaging data experts and users representing a diverse range of interests, the Council will be able to provide recommendations to the Secretary on making Commerce data easier to find, use, access, and share.
How is membership balanced?*The CDAC will consist of approximately 20 members representing a cross-section of government, business, academic, non-profit, and non-governmental organizations with an emphasis on firms that rely heavily on Department of Commerce data for their operations, products, and services. Members will be chosen to achieve a balanced membership with diverse perspectives and expertise.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*There were no meetings in FY18
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*Improving data and data access is a key component of the Department of Commerce’s Strategic Plan. Soliciting feedback and guidance from data users, particularly from the private sector, is critical to achieving this goal. The Commerce Data Advisory Council brings together high level officials from major businesses and organizations in a way that cannot be replicated within the Department. Establishment of this committee is in the public interest. The work of this committee will not duplicate the work of any other committees within the Government and the advice cannot be obtained elsewhere.
Why close or partially close meetings?Not Applicable
Recommendation RemarksNot Applicable
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PERFORMANCE MEASURES

Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*NoAction Reorganize Priorities*No
Outcome Trust In GovernmentYesAction Reallocate ResourcesNo
Outcome Major Policy ChangesNoAction Issued New RegulationsNo
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchYesAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingNoAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryYesAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionYesAction CommentNot Applicable
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsNoGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherYesNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentImprove the Department of Commerce’s ability to make more data available and shorten the timeframe Commerce will need to successfully achieve Objective 4.1 in the Department’s Strategic Plan “Deliver increasing amounts of Commerce data to governments, businesses, and the public in formats that are easier to access and use.”Number Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentNot ApplicableGrants Review CommentNot Applicable
Number Of Recommendations*17Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentNot ApplicableAccess Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*100.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentNot ApplicableAccess GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*0.00%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentNot ApplicableAccess OtherNo
Agency Feedback*YesAccess Comment
Agency Feedback CommentIn each meeting there is a section to address recommendations made at the prior meeting.Narrative Description*Through the Open for Business agenda, the Department of Commerce has begun to view its own data assets from an organizational perspective. Commerce’s bureaus share a set of core principles related to data management. Each bureau is committed to make the Department’s economic, demographic, scientific, and environmental data easy to find, understand, and use.. Establishing Commerce Data Advisory Council (C-DAC) is a necessary step to ensuring outside data experts provide ongoing guidance to help shape data management across the Department. Several barriers exist to making more Commerce data available. They include incompatibility of different information technology systems, multiple data formats and structures, legal and regulatory constraints, and overcoming the general human resistance to change. Each barrier poses a considerable challenge. Together they are daunting. Obtaining advice from experts and people with actual experience in overcoming these barriers will significantly improve Commerce’s ability to make more data available and shorten the timeframe Commerce will need to successfully achieve Objective 4.1 in the Department’s Strategic Plan “Deliver increasing amounts of Commerce data to governments, businesses, and the public in formats that are easier to access and use.”
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COSTS

Payments to Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Members*$0.00Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Staff*$0.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$0.00
Payments to Consultants*$0.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff*$0.00Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Consultants*$0.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Other Costs$0.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$0.00
Total Costs$0.00Est. Total Next FY*$0.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.00Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.00
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MEMBERS,MEETINGS AND ADVISORY REPORTS

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CHARTERS AND RELATED DOCS

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DATA FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

Committee

Data from Previous Years

  
ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-001294Commerce Data Advisory Council2017
 COM-002962Commerce Data Advisory Council2016
 COM-003494Commerce Data Advisory Council2015