DATA Act

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.

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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.

The Pentagon’s Spending Data Doesn’t Add Up

The DATA Act was supposed to create financial transparency, but a watchdog found plenty of inaccuracies.

Agencies Continue to Struggle With Accurate Spending Reports, Underreporting by Billions

Months after they were required to make their financial data public, their reports are rife with errors.

White House Officials: To Manage the Government, Open Its Data

Though there are hurdles, White House officials continue to push for better, more accessible federal data.

OMB To Congress: DATA Act Could Advance Trump's Agenda

A pilot that gathers spending data directly from contractors and grant recipients could also help agencies better assess spending.

How a Transparent Process Made Federal Spending Transparency Possible

The leaders behind DATA Act implementation share what they think made this governmentwide reform effort successful.

DATA Act: Agile's First Governmentwide Win

Governmentwide projects are particularly complicated, but here's one that ends on time and under budget.