Senator Mark Warner (D-Va.) is urging a handful of large agencies to quickly move forward in their efforts to roll out the DATA Act by the May 2017 deadline.
Civilian agencies are having to balance progress and setbacks as they work to implement the DATA Act by its May rollout. But financial officials admit the deadline is really a starting point for standardized financial reporting.
A package of oversight bills was voted out of the House during the early days of the 115th Congress. Some of the bills are similar to previous legislation that didn't make it out of the last session. The bills include more access to information for government watchdogs, as well as protections for whistleblowers.
Despite the Justice Department showing some leadership in DATA Act implementation, the department's inspector general says there are some areas of full roll out that have the watchdog concerned about meeting a May 2017 deadline.
With six months to go before the deadline set by Congress, agencies have a lot of work to do in regards to implementing the Data Act. That's according to two studios (study 1, study 2) from the Government Accountability Office. Paula Rascona GAO's director of financial management and assurance issues, talked about the DATA Act deadline on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
There are still struggles with parts of the DATA Act implementation, but Treasury and Office of Management and Budget officials say they are working with large agencies and federal auditors to problem solve ahead of the May 2017 deadline.
The Office of Management and Budget Controller David Mader says the chief financial officers community will handle the presidential transition just fine, thanks in part to the community's work on budget, shared services, risk management and data transparency.
The Office of Management and Budget published more guidance for agencies on what and how to report spending information to comply with the upcoming implementation of the DATA Act.
A new report on the state of inspectors general offices finds that the upcoming transition can be an opportunity for IGs to strengthen relationships with their agencies and make some changes when it comes to how the government recruits, retains and provides resources for its watchdogs.
In today's Top Federal Headlines, a new report shows that while some agencies are improving, the federal government still ranks among the worst for customer experience.
Legislators came out strongly in favor of the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act (DATA Act) in the 2017 spending bills.
A new report from HUD's Inspector General says the agency's inconsistent management and indecision is causing it to fall behind on DATA Act implementation.
Congress handed the White House and Treasury a job back in 2014: Establish a new reporting system for agency spending that would make it easier for people to see and anaylze for themselves, how the goverment spends $1 trillion every year. But the Data Act has proved difficult to implement, as documented in two recent studies from the Government Accountability Office. Paula Rascona, director of financial management and assurance issues at the GAO. joins Federal Drive with Tom Temin with more.
The Government Accountability Office says the implementation of the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act needs improvement, as the Treasury Department works to finalize a system to collect agency data and make sure it is in the same format.