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“WHO IS GETTING THE BUSINESS?” A Discussion on Beneficial Ownership Transparency and Open Contracting Principles in Procurement

  • OpenGov Hub 1110 Vermont Avenue Northwest Suite 500 Washington, DC, 20005 United States (map)

Transparency International-USA welcomes you to a panel discussion on the importance of knowing who is ultimately pulling the strings of companies bidding for public contracts. The panel will give examples of how the U.S. government, American businesses, and taxpayers have been defrauded by the owners of anonymous companies. The discussion will explore the benefits from adopting open contracting principles and collecting and publishing the ultimate ownership information of any company bidding for government business. The panelists will also discuss practical recommendations for increasing transparency in federal procurement so as to reduce fraud and corruption.

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Claudia J. Dumas
President and CEO, TI-USA
Opening Remarks

Shruti Shah
Vice President of Programs and Operations, TI-USA

Gavin Hayman
Executive Director, Open Contracting Partnership

Eryn Schornick
Policy Advisor, Banks and Corruption, Global Witness

Michelle Sternthal
Deputy Director of Policy & Government Affairs, Main Street Alliance