data transparency

  • Senators question TSP investment portfolios sans fossil fuels

    In today’s Federal Newscast, the personal information of hundreds of federal agents and police officers appears to have been stolen from websites affiliated with alumni of the FBI’s National Academy.

  • Evidence-based policy bill passage sets stage for upcoming federal data strategy

    The new law requires agencies to appoint a chief evaluation officer, whose job will involve asking key questions about the effectiveness of agency programs, and finding ways to measure their effectiveness.

  • Hudson Hollister: Breaking down legislative data in 2018

    The Data Coalition released its legislative agenda for 2018. Founder Hudson Hollister discusses some highlights.

  • Ann Ebberts: Here’s how to improve data transparency

    The Association of Government Accountants teamed with services firm Clinfton-Larson-Allen to examine ways to improve data transparency. Ann Ebberts, CEO at AGA explained the purpose of this, the 38th research project the AGA has done to Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

  • Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

    The Defense Department is having success with a new data transparency effort designed to drive better business deals on sole-source contracts. Federal News Radio’s Jared Serbu joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin to explain that the initiative is designed to track all of DoD’s business arrangements with a given vendor, allowing individual contracting officers to learn from past deals.

  • Pentagon pushes data transparency to get better deals

    DoD contracting officers now are required to upload the outcomes of their large sole-source procurements into a centralized database. This is part of a Pentagon effort to make sure the government has as much information as possible when it strikes deals with vendors for the same products it’s bought before.

  • Christina Ho, Data Transparency Director, Bureau of the Fiscal Service

    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.

  • Agencies setting off into the next data frontier — procurement

    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.

  • Push for more federal data transparency gaining momentum on Capitol Hill

    House leaders say the DATA Act has a good chance at becoming law this session. Support for the bill from the Senate and the White House seems to be increasing.

  • Kundra says “hard lessons” led to IT top-10 list

    As federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra prepares to depart government for a Harvard fellowship, he provided a top-10 list of lessons learned in his last appearance before Congress.