Posts tagged as ‘LEI


New GSA Statements: End in Sight for DUNS Monopoly?

A new procurement announcement from the General Services Administration (GSA) has confirmed that the U.S. federal government is seriously considering a new, open future for the way its contractors and grantees are identified. The end may be in sight for the status quo, in which one company holds a monopoly over contract and grant spending data.


Financial Transparency Act Re-introduced

Twenty-eight Members of the House of Representatives, led by Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), have reintroduced the Financial Transparency Act (H.R. 1530). If enacted, the Financial Transparency Act would be the nation’s first RegTech law. The bill would modernize the U.S. financial regulatory reporting process from unstructured documents into fully searchable, standardized, and machine-readable data.


GSA Asks How to Break DUNS Monopoly

Last Friday, the General Services Administration, which manages the government-wide database of grantees and contractors and which administers the government-wide contract with D&B, released a Request for Information on alternatives to the DUNS Number.


Third Annual DATA Act Summit: A critical tipping point reached, but big challenges remain to be solved in 2017

The DATA Act, the nation’s first open data law, hit two major milestones this May. Not only did it celebrate its two-year anniversary since being signed into law by President Obama on May 9th, 2014, but we are now seeing federal agencies, the White House, Congress, and the private sector embracing the law’s vision for government-wide spending transparency as a very real inevitability.