Press Releases

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

Treasury Launches Data Lab on Revamped USAspending.gov

Today, the U.S. Treasury Department’s Fiscal Service launched the Data Lab. This analytics portal is hosted on the newly revamped USAspending.gov 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).

Speaker Ryan Backs the OPEN Government Data Act

Speaker Paul Ryan introduced the OPEN Government Data Act (OPEN) as a Title within his new Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act (FEBP) (HR 4174). Today the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee unanimously approved the FEBP Act. The package bill is set to receive a vote on the House floor in the coming weeks.

Update: Senate Passes OPEN Government Data Act

Today, the Senate passed the Open, Public, Electronic and Necessary (OPEN) Government Data Act, championed by Senators Ben Sasse (R-NE) and Brian Schatz (D-HI).

OPEN Government Data Act Set to Clear Senate

Today the Open, Public, Electronic and Necessary (OPEN) Government Data Act (S.760; H.R. 1770), as championed by Senators Ben Sasse (R-NE) and Brian Schatz (D-HI), was incorporated into a package of amendments (S.Amdt.1003) representing the final negotiated Senate FY18 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) (S. 1519; H.R. 2810).