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GSA, NASA and NIH are providing agency customers more insight into what they are buying, how they are buying it and what prices they are paying. OFPP plans to launch the Prices Paid Portal later this year. But others say it’s not about the data, but the outcomes agencies are trying to achieve.
The Treasury Department has heard the complaints about the USASpending.gov portal: it’s hard to use, the data quality is poor, etc. Treasury inherited the portal in February from the General Services Administration. It already has short- and long-term plans to improve the federal spending website. In part one of their interview, Christina Ho, executive director for data transparency in the Bureau of the Fiscal Service, told Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller about the portal’s improvement strategy.
Christina Ho, the executive director for data transparency in the Bureau of the Fiscal Service, said Treasury developed short-and long-term plans to improve the spending portal. She said DATA Act requirements fit well in the department’s strategy.
The Treasury Department’s long-term vision for USASpending.gov is getting a boost by the DATA Act. President Barack Obama signed the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act into law in May. Christina Ho is the executive director for data transparency in the Bureau of the Fiscal Service. In part 2 of their interview, she tells Executive Editor Jason Miller how the DATA Act implementation effort dovetails into the USASpending.gov improvement plan.
Open government advocates, industry, and agency officials are eagerly looking toward the May 9 implementation date for standardized federal spending information.
In part two of Federal News Radio’s special report on the DATA Act, experts say the common spending standards can help agencies with their missions, and are trying to understand what it will take to reach full compliance by 2022.
In this exclusive executive briefing, federal data officers and subject matter experts will explore what a 21st century data strategy might look like and what tools would be required to implement that strategy.
New data, technology create an avenue for public and agencies to grow closer together
Treasury’s Christina Ho leaves behind a legacy of data transparency.