The federal government issues more than $660 billion dollars in grants each year. But the way it collects and generates data about those payments is a mess.
Tune in to the June 1st FedTalk as host Debra Roth speaks to three organizations leading the effort to improve the federal government’s operations by improving the data on which it relies.
June 1, 2018
The Treasury Department is launching a series of new data analysis tools to let people have access to a treasure trove of contracts, grants and other spending information like never before.
The Data Coalition released its legislative agenda for 2018. Founder Hudson Hollister discusses some highlights.
The General Services Administration awarded 70 veteran-owned small businesses a spot on a governmentwide IT services contract.
Treasury’s Christina Ho leaves behind a legacy of data transparency.
The Office of Management and Budget weighs in on contracting and grant pilots under the DATA Act.
The Center’s recommendations include establishing an API for legislative data, addressing the LGBT data gap, and requiring corporate data transparency.
When it comes to data analytics at federal agencies, other areas for improvement include access and ownership, and avoiding the habit of sticking to the status quo.
In part two of Federal News Radio’s special report on the DATA Act, experts say the common spending standards can help agencies with their missions, and are trying to understand what it will take to reach full compliance by 2022.