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Time to fix the federal spending house of (reporting) horrors

Despite the billions spent investing in systems, financial processes are such that when you add up all the layers, it takes something akin to archaeology for a citizen to unearth a specific fact about where and how money was spent, says Federal News Radio host Tom Temin.

Tags: financial management , accountability , Tom Temin , commentary , budget

Tuesday - 03/04/2014, 12:46pm EST

White House calls for major changes to DATA Act

The Office of Management and Budget's markup of the Senate's version of the bill changes language around requiring data standards and how the information should be published. Open government advocates are concerned about OMB's suggestions.

Tags: management , technology , USASpending.gov , OMB , Mark Warner , Transparency , open government , Hudson Hollister , Data Transparency Coaltion , Jason Miller

Monday - 01/27/2014, 05:31pm EST
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Feasibility of DATA Act questioned even as Senate committee OKs it

Some agency leaders who would be charged with implementing the bill are unsure the DATA Act can be brought to life successfully. Officials said the government can improve how it makes data accessible and publishes procurement and other spending information. But the DATA Act may be asking for things that aren't pragmatically possible.

Tags: management , financial management , Dick Gregg , Treasury , Jim Taylor , Labor , Norman Dong , OMB , Rob Portman , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee , Hudson Hollester , Data Transparency Coalition , Association of Government Accountants , Data Center Consolidation Act , Jason Miller

Thursday - 11/07/2013, 06:21am EST

Push for more federal data transparency gaining momentum on Capitol Hill

House leaders say the DATA Act has a good chance at becoming law this session. Support for the bill from the Senate and the White House seems to be increasing.

Tags: technology , open government , Data transparency , Darrell Issa , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Data Transparency Coalition , SEC , XBRL , Mark Warner , Eric Cantor , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 09/11/2013, 11:50am EDT
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DATA Act creates new oversight commission

The House-passed DATA Act creates a five-member commission to oversee government transparency.

Tags: Transparency , Hudson Hollister , Data Transparency Coalition , Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board , Federal Drive

Thursday - 04/26/2012, 02:45pm EDT
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House-backed DATA Act, increases transparency, caps agency spending

On a voice vote, the House backed the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act, known as the DATA Act. The legislation would establish uniform standards for all recipients to report federal money and set up a single website where average Americans could search for information on how government agencies, departments and other recipients spend federal funds.

Tags: financial management , Transparency , House , Congress

Thursday - 04/26/2012, 01:32pm EDT