Posts tagged as ‘DATA Act’
From our open data advocacy efforts to our jam-packed events schedule, this was an eventful year at the Data Coalition. As we look toward 2019 and beyond, we want to highlight some of the Coalition’s biggest accomplishments and changes that occurred throughout 2018.
On November 8, the Data Coalition joined the Bipartisan Policy Center and the Office of Management and Budget to host a public forum discussing the Federal Data Strategy. The second in a series on the strategy, this forum allowed the public, businesses and other stakeholders to comment on the recently published draft set of practices.
Last week marked the one-year anniversary of the CEP's report, “The Promise of Evidence-based Policymaking,” and we took the opportunity to join members of the Commission and other guests at the Bipartisan Policy Center’s event, “Evidence: Time for Act.”
Last week, the Data Coalition responded to the newly released Federal Data Strategy. Our response provided high-level commentary on the draft principles as well as six proposed use cases that the Administration could potentially work into the prospective Data Incubator Project.
On Wednesday, the House Oversight Subcommittee on Intergovernmental Affairs convened a hearing to assess the government’s management of the federal grants process. Detailed in our latest blog are key exchanges between the Subcommittee and witnesses.
The Data Coalition is pleased to see the Senate Homeland and Governmental Affairs Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, led by original DATA Act sponsors Chairman Rob Portman (OH-R) and Ranking Member Tom Carper (DE-D), issue their oversight report: “Federal Agency Compliance with the DATA Act.”
If you have been following along with the White House Performance Management Agenda (PMA), you will have noticed the release of the Second Quarter Action plans late last month. At the Data Coalition, we are zeroing in on Cross Agency Priority (CAP) Goal 2: Data as a Strategic Asset and Goal 8: Results-Oriented Accountability for Grants Management.
The DATA Act was a significant piece of legislation that required the federal government to adopt a single data structure for spending information along with a goal of bringing together all spending information whether it be contract, loans or grants into one unified data set that would be easily searchable by the public.
We now have a full year’s worth of standardized spending data under the DATA Act of 2014. This has quietly been the largest federal financial data effort since the implementation of the CFO Act of 1990.
Today marks the DATA Act’s fourth anniversary and the first full year of agency reporting. By May 9, 2018, the Treasury Department will have collected one full year of federal financial information from all CFO Act agencies, in accordance with the DATA Act