Press Releases

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.

Data Coalition Board of Directors Announce the Departure of Founder and Executive Director

Today, the Data Coalition’s Board of Directors announced that Hudson Hollister has decided to depart from his role as Executive Director of the Data Coalition effective October 1, 2018, and that a search process has started to replace him.

Fourth Anniversary of DATA Act Delivers First Full Year of Data Reporting

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

Treasury Launches Data Lab on Revamped

Today, the U.S. Treasury Department’s Fiscal Service launched the Data Lab. This analytics portal is hosted on the newly revamped site, in accordance with the DATA Act of 2014.

House Oversight Committee Advances GREAT Act with Congresswoman Virginia Foxx Defending Open, Accessible Federal Grant Data

One week after Representatives Virginia Foxx (NC-R-5) and Jimmy Gomez (CA-34-D) introduced the Grant Reporting Efficiency and Agreements Transparency (GREAT) Act (H.R. 4887), the House Oversight and government Reform Committee marked-up the bill. The GREAT Act was favorably reported out of the Committee and will now move to the House floor for a vote.

Data Coalition Endorses Legislation to Modernize Federal Grant Reporting

This week Congresswoman Virginia Foxx (NC-5-R) and Congressmen Jimmy Gomez (CA-34-D), Mike Quigley (IL-5-D) and Derek Kilmer (WA-6-D) introduced the Grant Reporting Efficiency and Agreements Transparency (GREAT) Act (H.R. 4887). The Data Coalition, the nation’s only open data trade association, endorsed the bill.

OPEN Government Data Act Passes the House for the First Time

Today, for the first time, the OPEN Government Data (OPEN) Act  passed the U.S. House of Representatives. The House unanimously approved the bill under suspension of the rules. The OPEN Government Data Act is included as Title II in Speaker Ryan’s Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act (FEBP) (HR 4174).