What's Happening in Data Transparency

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Coalition Applauds Complete Federal Spending Data Standards

Today, applying the DATA Act of 2014, the Treasury Department and the White House Office of Management and Budget finalized the 57 data fields that could deliver transformative transparency to U.S. citizens, data-driven management within federal agencies, and automated reporting for grantees and contractors. Supporters of modernizing government should applaud the nearly sixteen months of hard work by Treasury and OMB leaders that brought us to this point.

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Proposed Pay-for-Performance Rules Signal Latest SEC Movement Toward Open Data

At the end of April, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) proposed rules that would require most public companies to disclose the relationship between executive pay and their financial performance in an open data format. A proposal currently being considered before Congress, the Financial Transparency Act, will ensure the SEC and the 7 other major U.S. financial regulatory agencies make the information they already collect from industry available online as open data.

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