• Clinton’s tech policy pledges smarter, newer, more open government

    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.

  • Warner ‘cautiously optimistic’ on DATA Act rollout

    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.

  • Time is ripe to dump the DUNS, industry data group says

    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.

  • Senators calling for DATA Act pilot to get ‘back on track’

    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.

  • OMB releases DATA Act reminder as 1-year countdown starts

    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.

  • DATA Act a good thing, but implementation a struggle for some agencies

    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.

  • Wanted: New definition for data skill sets

    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.

  • Future of DATA Act implementation a ‘mixed picture’

    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.

  • Senator pressing agencies for DATA Act updates

    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.

  • ‘Culture of evidence’ should be preserved as government prepares for new administration

    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.