Press Releases

Data Coalition Applauds Release of Final Federal Data Strategy

The release of the long-awaited Federal Data Strategy from the Trump Administration is a positive sign about the Executive Branch’s recognition that government data can and should be used more strategically to benefit the American public.

House Modernization Committee Takes Crucial Steps to Modernize Congress

The Data Coalition applauds the Committee’s efforts to improve transparency and efficiency throughout the legislative branch.

Data Coalition Supports Bipartisan AI Bill

The Data Coalition is proud to support Senators Portman (R-OH), Schatz (D-HI), Gardner (R-CO), and Harris's (D-CA) bipartisan A.I. bill.

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.

Data Coalition Opposes Anti-Open Data Bill in House Financial Services Committee

The House Financial Services Committee will mark up the Small Company Disclosure Simplification Act, H.R. 5054. The legislation was first introduced in 2013 and the bill will exempt a majority of public companies from the obligation to file financial statements in a searchable and standardized data format with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

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