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Standard Business Reporting: Open Data to Cut Compliance Costs

Australian SBRStandard Business Reporting programs are in place in the Netherlands and Australia. SBR applies open data to regulation by adopting consistent data standards across multiple agencies' reporting requirements. SBR can reduce compliance costs while avoiding political battles over the substance of what companies are required to report to regulatory agencies. The 115th Congress and the Trump Administration should take notice.


Inspectors General Evaluate Their Agencies: Spotty Progress on DATA Act

screen-shot-2016-12-01-at-10-41-08-amThe Digital Accountability and Transparency Act of 2014 (DATA Act) requires every federal agency to begin reporting its spending information using a standardized data structure, starting in May 2017. This is a major change: for the first time, federal spending information will be available as a single, searchable data set, rather than a mishmash of disconnected documents and incompatible databases.


Center for Open Data Enterprise’s Transition Report: Open Data will be Business as Usual

screen-shot-2016-10-24-at-5-15-18-pmToday the Center for Open Data Enterprise has released its Transition Report, with recommendations for the next presidential administration's first steps on open data. The Transition Report is the first time anyone has managed to capture all of the promise of open data to improve our government and society. Since these opportunities are as broad as government itself, creating the Transition Report was a major challenge and is an impressive accomplishment.