Press Releases

The Data Coalition Announces Thirteen New Members

AWS, Intel, Informatica, and others join the Data Coalition in 2020.

President Signs Federal Grant Reporting Modernization Bill

Overnight, the President signed the Grant Reporting Efficiency and Agreements Transparency (GREAT) Act of 2019 into law. The bipartisan GREAT Act transforms federal grant reporting for the modern era.

Data Coalition CEO to Join Open Government Data Panel at SXSW 2020

Data Coalition CEO will join federal government leaders for a panel discussion at South by Southwest 2020.

2019 Datum Award Recipients Announced

Congressional and agency leaders championing data policy and use will be recognized at the GovDATAx Datum Awards on October 30th.

Data Coalition Obtains Documents Indicating Labor Department is Constraining Resources for Evaluating Program Effectiveness

The Data Coalition acquired documents through a Freedom of Information Act request that suggest the U.S. Labor Department continues to suppress resources for studying whether and how well the country’s labor policies work. 

Data Coalition Announces New Partnership with U.S. Census Bureau

In 2020 the U.S. Census Bureau will launch the most important data collection activity in government in a decade: the decennial census. Today, the Data Coalition announced a formal partnership with the U.S. Census Bureau to promote a reliable count of U.S. households.

Data Coalition and Data Foundation Announce New Leadership

The Data Coalition and Data Foundation Boards of Directors announced Nick Hart, Ph.D., as the organizations’ new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Interim President respectively.

President Signs Government-wide Open Data Bill

President Trump signed into law the Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking (FEBP) Act (H.R. 4174, S. 2046), which includes the Open, Public, Electronic and Necessary (OPEN) Government Data Act (Title II).

OPEN Government Data Act Passes Congress and Heads to the President’s Desk

Following this afternoon’s Senate vote, Congress has passed the Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking (FEBP) Act (H.R. 4174, S. 2046). The package will now be sent to the President to be signed into law.

Senate and House Make Moves to Modernize Grant Reporting

On Wednesday, September 26, the House of Representatives passed the GREAT Act (S. 3484, H.R. 4887). Earlier that day, the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee unanimously reported the legislative proposal by voice vote.

Senate Committee Finds Standardizing Trillions of Dollars of Government Spending Data is “Easier Said Than Done”

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.”

After Five Years the SEC Votes to Adopt Inline XBRL for Corporate Financial Filings

Yesterday, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) voted 4 to 1 to adopt Inline XBRL for corporate financial data disclosure. The move to Inline XBRL will end duplicative documents-plus-data financial reporting and transition to data-centric reporting.