DATA Act

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    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.

  • 3 things you may have missed in the 2016 budget

    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.

  • Major change proposed to how agencies track vendors

    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.

  • For CFOs, recent laws make their roles more complicated

    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.

  • Agencies still searching for a way out of their own data silos

    A new data pilot from the Small Business Administration is helping the agency keep better track of what grants it makes and where the money goes. It’s one small step forward as the SBA and other agencies implement their DATA Act plans.

  • Treasury will invite more feedback on USASpending.gov

    The Treasury Department is looking for more feedback on USASpending.gov, an online portal that documents agencies’ financial information. It’s one step Treasury is taking to help agencies implement the DATA Act.

  • Agencies plow ahead with DATA Act despite big hurdles

    The executive branch has gotten the DATA Act off to a good start by meeting its first deadline, Obama administration officials, auditors and lawmakers agree. But persistent problems with the data itself threaten to undermine the financial transparency at the heart of the law.

  • Transparency advocate sees hope in 3 open-data initiatives

    The year-old DATA Act is forcing agencies to standardize their financial data. And, even without a law, Congress and regulatory agencies slowly are doing the same with legislation and regulations.

  • Emily Kopp: What your agency is up against when implementing the DATA Act

    The DATA Act is forcing agencies to standardize their financial information. The Office of Management and Budget will tell House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittees on Information Technology and Government Operations about its plans to implement the DATA Act at a hearing on Wednesday. Hudson Hollister is the director of the Data Transparency Coalition. He tells Federal News Radio’s Emily Kopp about the changes agencies will soon have to deal with.

  • Jason Miller: Preserving key parts of the DATA Act

    Four powerful lawmakers want to know why the Treasury Department hasn’t ensured some of the tools used by the Recovery Operations Center will live on through the DATA Act. Leaders of two committees — the House Oversight and Government Reform and the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs committees — wrote to Secretary Jacob Lew seeking answers. Federal News Radio’s Executive Editor Jason Miller joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with more details on why some lawmakers are concerned.