About me

Daniel Schuman works at the intersections of law, policy, and technology as policy director for Demand Progress, a progressive organization that mobilizes the public to challenge entrenched power and promote freedom. Daniel joined the organization in late March 2015. He also is chair of the Congressional Data Coalition's steering committee, whose mission is to promote greater transparency, preservation, and access to Congressional data.

In 2013, Daniel was named among the "top 25 most influential people under 40 in gov and tech" by FedScoop. He is a nationally recognized expert on federal transparency and has testified before Congress.

Daniel previously served as policy director at Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), a non-profit organization devoted to government transparency and accountability with a special emphasis on government ethics. Prior to that, he was the Sunlight Foundation's policy counsel, director of the Advisory Committee on Transparency (the civil-society parallel to the Congressional Transparency Caucus), and was a member of the ABA Lobbying Task Force.

He regularly speaks and writes about transparency and technology issues, and has appeared on NPR and C-SPAN and been cited by the New York Times, the Washington Post, among other media outlets.A native of Connecticut, Daniel graduated cum laude from Emory University School of Law.

Slightly more information can be found on his LinkedIn profile.