Full implementation of the DATA Act is at risk if the Treasury Department and Office of Management and Budget don't start keeping better tabs on agencies and their spending reports, says the Government Accountability Office.
Hillary Clinton's technology and innovation initiative pledges a more modern and open digital government. The policy plan also supports the creation of more STEM jobs and increased internet access.
Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) wants to see updated agency implementation plans, as well as a plan to ensure the law continues its implementation through the election season.
The Office of Management and Budget indicated at a recent DATA Coalition summit that they will conduct an alternatives analysis to the Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number, which the federal government has used through a contract with the company Dun & Bradstreet.
Members of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee sent a letter to OMB Director Shaun Donovan asking for information on how the agency is going to adjust its pilot program so it meets DATA Act requirements ahead of the May 2017 implementation.
The Office of Management and Budget is reminding agencies what is expected of them as the countdown begins for the DATA Act's full implementation in May 2017.
The DATA Act will make it easier for the federal government to prepare for the future and help citizens, but before it can do that, agencies need help in meeting the May 2017 implementation deadline.
The DATA Act will usher in a new way of reporting federal spending information, but information systems officials say it's also time to revisit job descriptions for data experts.
Senior officials with the Treasury Department and the Office of Management and Budget say the answer of whether or not the May 2017 full roll-out of the DATA Act is more complicated than a simple yes or no.
Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) wants to know how well agencies are following the implementation of the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act. He asked about three dozen agencies about what resources they've spent, what additional help is needed and any best practices that they've learned along the way.
As the government prepares for another presidential transition, administration officials say it's important to build on the progress that's been made on agency accountability.
At 887 pages, the 2016 Consolidated Appropriations Act includes several hidden pieces of legislation on funding and stipulations for the IRS, and additional information on cybersecurity threat sharing.
The Federal Acquisition Regulations Council issued a proposed rule asking for input on how to move the government away from using the proprietary standard or number for uniquely identifying entities receiving federal awards provided for decades by Dun & Bradstreet.
Chief financial officers often see some of the same challenges in hiring and recruiting financial managers, producing cost information and performance and risk management that they encountered 25 years ago.