Department of Energy USASpending.gov data may be off by $34B
The department's Office of Inspector General has identified a lack of data quality review processes.
Agencies urged to improve quality of spending data despite ‘higher’ ratings
The DATA Act ordered 51 OIGs to evaluate how agencies are handling spending data. Thirty-seven of them gave good marks.
USASpending.gov data improving, but limitations remain, GAO says
USASpending.gov should do a better job disclosing known limitations to data in a transparent way to users, GAO found.
Small agencies challenged using shared service providers for DATA Act submissions
But agencies and SSPs are taking steps to alleviate any issues.
OMB could improve documented governance for DATA Act reporting, GAO says
A clear process will be key to the continued success of the cross-agency initiative.
For government to capitalize on its data, officials say it should be user-friendly
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.