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The DATA Act was supposed to create financial transparency, but a watchdog found plenty of inaccuracies.
Months after they were required to make their financial data public, their reports are rife with errors.
A pilot that gathers spending data directly from contractors and grant recipients could also help agencies better assess spending.
The leaders behind DATA Act implementation share what they think made this governmentwide reform effort successful.
Governmentwide projects are particularly complicated, but here's one that ends on time and under budget.
That person would lead “a legion of people” who could support the technology needs of other agencies.
Some agencies compiled with spending data requirements, but others are unleashing powerful decision-making analytics.
Not all agencies are expected to meet a crucial deadline for financial transparency.
The DATA Act's deadline is approaching quickly.
This week, lawmakers tackled legislation that included the words "open" and "online" as if they were playing some kind of transparency bingo game.
Federal spending data, White House visitor logs and presidential tax returns were all the subject of a Congressional discussion on government openness.
Rep. Mick Mulvaney suggested bad data leads to bad policy decisions.
The bill would require agencies to make data available in a machine-readable format.
Some agencies are on track to miss DATA Act implementation timelines.
Expect cyber and data to remain in the spotlight, while areas like customer service will see less momentum.
Agencies won't have spending reports ready until 2017, so watchdogs get extension on reviewing those reports.
The mechanics of reporting that data are messy, a watchdog report finds, and officials at least in one agency think they might miss the deadline.
A new GAO report concludes the lack of oversight could lead agencies to incompletely report finances.
The DATA Act requires federal agencies to publish their spending data.
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