Ideas

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.

CIO Briefing

DATA Act: Agile's First Governmentwide Win

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

Data

Is a Cabinet-Level CIO the Future of Government I.T.?

That person would lead “a legion of people” who could support the technology needs of other agencies.

Ideas

4 Possible Agency Responses to the DATA Act

Some agencies compiled with spending data requirements, but others are unleashing powerful decision-making analytics.

Data

Federal Spending Data is Due: Is Anyone Making Deadline?

Not all agencies are expected to meet a crucial deadline for financial transparency.

CIO Briefing

Congress’ Favorite Word This Week: Transparency

This week, lawmakers tackled legislation that included the words "open" and "online" as if they were playing some kind of transparency bingo game.

CIO Briefing

How Transparent Is Too Transparent, Oversight Committee Asks

Federal spending data, White House visitor logs and presidential tax returns were all the subject of a Congressional discussion on government openness.

Data

Trump’s Nominee to Lead OMB Wants Better Data

Rep. Mick Mulvaney suggested bad data leads to bad policy decisions.

Data

Senate Passes OPEN Government Act

The bill would require agencies to make data available in a machine-readable format.

CIO Briefing

Agencies Continue to Struggle with DATA Act Implementation

Some agencies are on track to miss DATA Act implementation timelines.

Ideas

Customer-Centric Government Won’t Be Great Again in 2017 and Other Government Tech Predictions

Expect cyber and data to remain in the spotlight, while areas like customer service will see less momentum.

Data

Timing Glitch in DATA Act Makes It Impossible for IGs to Meet Reporting Deadline

Agencies won't have spending reports ready until 2017, so watchdogs get extension on reviewing those reports.

CIO Briefing

GAO: Expect Delays in DATA Act Financial Reporting

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.

CIO Briefing

GAO: OMB, Treasury Don't Monitor DATA Act Enough

A new GAO report concludes the lack of oversight could lead agencies to incompletely report finances.

Data

Treasury Finalizes Guide to DATA Act Standards

The DATA Act requires federal agencies to publish their spending data.

Data

Are Agencies Drowning in Data Mandates?

There's the DATA Act, the OPEN Government Act and others. Can agencies keep up?

CIO Briefing

Despite ‘Agile’ Approach, Agencies Might Not Meet DATA Act Deadline

It’s been almost two years since Congress passed legislation requiring agencies to standardize spending data.

CIO Briefing

Watchdog: Agencies Need More Guidance Before They Can Implement DATA Act

"Agencies run the risk of reporting data that cannot be aggregated governmentwide," according to GAO.

CIO Briefing

Data Trade Group: Transparency Isn’t Enough

The Data Transparency Coalition is renaming itself the “Data Coalition” to reflect the “broad impact” of open data.