DATA Act

For government to capitalize on its data, officials say it should be user-friendly

by Carten Cordell • 4 weeks ago

Recent laws have strengthened the government’s data transparency, but the true utility of agencies' information lies in its ability to be shared, officials said.

GREAT Act gets another chance in 2019

by Carten Cordell • 3 months ago

The open data taxonomy bill is back after time ran out on it in the Senate in the 115th Congress.

GAO on USASpending.gov: It’s good, but it could be better

by Tajha Chappellet-Lanier • 3 months ago

A new report measures the site against five "key practices" for true transparency in government data.

Bulk of agencies’ spending data doesn’t fit the DATA Act’s requirements, GAO says

by Carten Cordell • 8 months ago

The report found only six of the 24 CFO Act agencies were able to supply “complete, timely, accurate or of quality,” information as part of the DATA Act.

GREAT Act proponents hope for ‘organic’ grants transformation

by Carten Cordell • 12 months ago

Data standardization could make the grants process more transparent, but there are still a lot of details for agencies to sort through.

Fiscal Service launches new data visualization site based on USAspending.gov

by Tajha Chappellet-Lanier • 12 months ago

Data Lab aims to provide a comfortable point of entry to USAspending.gov's wealth of government expenditure data.

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