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.
How Steve Ballmer’s USAFacts fits in with other efforts to detail government spending
A new site launched this week to help citizens get a look at revenue and spending across America's federal, state and local governments. But an upcoming deadline for agencies to start reporting their spending data the same way could make the site better — or at least make it easier for its team to find the data.
This could be the year for Issa’s bill requiring open, standardized financial data format
The Financial Transparency Act, reintroduced by California Republican Darrell Issa, would require financial regulators adopt standardized open data filing practices.
Transparency shouldn’t change when presidency changes, Republican lawmaker says
The transfer of party and president presents an opportunity for activists to hold the Republicans accountable for the government transparency standards they advocated for during the Obama administration, said Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif. on Wednesday.