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Hudson Hollister, Executive Director, Data Transparency Coalition

The DATA Act is the nation's first legislative mandate for data transparency in nearly five years. It will have a huge impact on financial and performance data. It requires the Treasury Department and the Office of Management and Budget to transform federal spending from disconnected documents into open, standardized data, and to publish that data online. Hudson Hollister, executive director of the Data Transparency Coalition, spoke to Executive Editor Jason Miller at the 2014 Government Performance Summit.

Tags: Hudson Hollister , DATA Act , Government Performance Summit , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 05/06/2014, 12:01pm EDT
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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 , DATA Act , Rob Portman , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee , Hudson Hollester , 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 , SEC , XBRL , DATA Act , 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: DATA Act , transparency , Hudson Hollister , Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board , Federal Drive

Thursday - 04/26/2012, 02:45pm EDT
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