Hudson Hollister quit his congressional job in 2012 and used his retirement savings to found The Data Coalition. His mission: to make U.S. government spending information more transparent and publicly available. The Data Coalition successfully pushed for new laws requiring federal agencies to release key financial figures on one internet site and use the same format.
Despite some big implementation challenges, Hollister says the requirements make government leaders more accountable to the public and provide new business opportunities to the private sector. In this week’s podcast, Hollister outlines next steps and new value propositions for entrepreneurs. CIPE’s Ryan Musser provides a global perspective, sharing his experiences about coalition building among competing businesses in Africa.