DATA Act

Where’s the Money? Keep an Eye on the CARES Act

With the passage of the $2.3 trillion economic relief bill, things are happening at breakneck speed.

4 Recommendations for a Strong Federal Data Strategy

We can expand upon the recommended actions to ensure federal agencies leverage data to advance their missions.

IRS Doesn’t Have An R&D Shop, So It Built A $7M Procurement Vehicle Instead

The Pilot IRS program is about to issue its first solicitation, offering the agency a new way to automate low-level functions while testing a new acquisition method.

Small Agencies Need Shared Services Providers to Step Up DATA Act Support

Large departments are assisting smaller agencies in meeting their DATA Act requirements through shared services providers. But that help isn’t always so helpful.

DATA Act Collection Effort Worked Better for Grants Than Contracts

Watchdog found documentation gaps in pilot plan for creating central portal.

OMB is Dropping the Ball on DATA Act Management, Watchdog Says

The office lacks a formal process for revising data standards, and it doesn’t clearly tell agencies when changes are made, the Government Accountability Office found.

Agencies In the Dark About Performance of Their Grants, Survey Shows

Funding uncertainty, administrative burden on recipients continue as challenges.

Report: Agencies are Doing a Better Job Embracing Open Data

And the more they lean in, the more benefits they’ll see, government data experts said.

Modernizing Government IT Starts with Data

When thinking about IT modernization, organizations too often think at an application level.

Lawmakers Unveil Plans for Agency Telework and Cloud Security

Plus the annual defense authorization bill is poised to pass.

House Panel Passes Grant Reporting Bill; Federal Contracting Could Be Next

Two members of the House Oversight committee are working on a follow-up to the GREAT Act that would extend the same data reporting requirements to government contractors.

Survey: Open Data is Making Feds’ Jobs Easier

The biggest benefits are increased public transparency and improved agency management, participants say.

Love Him or Hate Him, Darrell Issa Changed Government Technology

The man behind some of the government's most important tech efforts in recent decades announced his retirement.

IG Calls Out Homeland Security for ‘Questionable’ Spending Data

Auditors said more than 60 percent of transactions had errors, but Homeland Security officials disagree.

Tech Industry Insiders Want to Standardize Data Scientists

A few companies are creating a Data Science Standards Board that Booz Allen Hamilton thinks could help government hire better.