Hudson Hollister

  • GSA gives the ‘dump DUNS’ movement more hope

    The General Services Administration released a request for information asking for input from the data community for other potential ways to validate and verify vendors.

  • Hudson Hollister: The challenge of upgrading federal data formats

    The government has made progress in opening up its vast stores of data and getting it to flow. But, as it approaches 2017, it still has lots of data on paper or in formats that aren’t machine-readable. So the work continues. In fact, the Data Foundation holds its fourth annual Data Transparency summit this month, and the White House itself will participate. Data Foundation imterim president Hudson Hollister joins the Federal Drive with Tom Temin with more.

  • HUD falling behind on DATA Act implementation

    A new report from HUD’s Inspector General says the agency’s inconsistent management and indecision is causing it to fall behind on DATA Act implementation.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Congress pushes Treasury to let Recovery Board analytics tools live on

    Four powerful lawmakers want to know whether the Treasury Department will incorporate the Recovery Operations Center’s successful big-data tools into its DATA Act initiatives.

  • Hudson Hollister, Executive Director, Data Transparency Coalition

    A call for more transparency in federal spending, the Taxpayers Right To Know Act would create a central database for financial data and performance metrics for every federal program. The bill cleared the House and the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee last year. But it has yet to have a full vote in the Senate. Hudson Hollister, executive director of the Data Transparency Coalition, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to offer one view on this bill.