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California Data Demo Day

The Data Coalition and Grant Thornton are hosting a California Data Demo Day, on October 19th in Sacramento. The event will bring together state agency officials to explore the benefits of open data. Our panelists will share stories of open data success sourced from their agencies and advocacy – by sharing common themes of external transparency and internal efficiency.

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White House’s DATA Act report: Standardized Data is Needed to Modernize Federal Grant Reporting – But Not Contract Reporting

Last Thursday, the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued its long-awaited report on reducing compliance burdens for recipients of federal grants and contracts. Its main recommendation is simple yet powerful: the federal government needs to adopt a standardized data structure for all the information that grantees must submit.

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