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Forking Culture and Committing Ops in Government

Samantha Simpson (Consumer Financial Protection Bureau)
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Government agencies are under heavy scrutiny due to public trust. To build a culture and community around open source information it requires cross team collaboration; ensuring we’re in compliance with security and privacy laws, creating sufficient documentation, and forestall reputational risks. As a data driven agency, we let the data present the facts leading to our open approach. I’ll present some best practices on operationalizing standards like handling sensitive data, providing clear documentation, and creating awareness.
• Presenting clear data
• Using laws and regulations to your advantage
• Working with communities
• Creating standards

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Samantha Simpson

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Samantha Simpson moved to Washington, D.C. to work at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in the Office of Technology and Innovation. She work as both a Technology Portfolio Manager and Product Director. Samantha is passionate about helping consumer understand their finances. Samantha was born and raised on the South Side of Chicago and is a graduate of The Johns Hopkins University.

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