Also in today’s Federal Newscast, USDA is facing more congressional backlash for its plans to relocate two research bureaus to Kansas City, and the DoD Inspector General says former Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White misused her subordinates’ time.
With agencies drowning in more data than they know what to do with, a new tool from the Bureau of the Fiscal Service aims to help the public keep tabs on government spending.
In today’s Federal Newscast, citing the cost of defending himself against “false” allegations, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said he will be stepping down.
Every quarter, roughly 100 agencies submit trillions of dollars’ worth of federal spending data to the Data Lab on USASpending.gov. Organizing that data, and helping researchers and the general public alike make sense of it is its mission.
Sean Moulton, POGO’s open government project manager, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin for the highlights.
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.
Grant and contract spending reported under the DATA Act is practically useless.
Government Accountability Office auditors found that almost none of the contracts and grants data posted to USASpending was consistent with agency records.
The Office of Management and Budget published more guidance for agencies on what and how to report spending information to comply with the upcoming implementation of the DATA Act.
An invitation for you to comment on USASpending.gov is coming in the next week or so from the Treasury Department. It’s looking for more feedback on how the site looks and functions, and whether the information itself is useful. It’s just one the department’s big projects as it helps agencies comply with the DATA Act. Federal News Radio reporter Nicole Ogrysko has more.