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Federal Govt ‘Spending Data’ Now Available via AWS Relational Database Service

The Treasury Department has launched the USAspending.gov database on Amazon Relational Database Service in an effort to provide citizens access to federal government spending data. USAspending.gov data related to federal contracts, loans, grants and employee salaries can be accessed as a public PostgreSQL snapshot on Amazon RDS, AWS said Tuesday. The database …

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GAO: OMB Should Address Data Quality Challenges Ahead of Federal Spending Report Deadline

The Government Accountability Office has identified challenges in accounting, financial management systems and information technology security pose risks to agencies’ compliance with the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act, the GAO said Friday The legislation requires agencies to make federal spending data publicly available through USASpending.gov by May 2017. Auditors identified vulnerabilities in government-wide financial management systems used …

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Senators Seek Updates on OMB’s Pilot Program for Federal Contractor Reporting

Sens. Ron Johnson (R-Wisconsin) and Tom Carper (D-Delaware) have requested the Office of Management and Budget to provide updates on a pilot program that seeks to reduce reporting costs for federal contractors in compliance with the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act of 2014. In a letter published Tuesday, the lawmakers asked OMB Director Shaun Donovan to provide information on how …

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GAO: OMB, Treasury Should Clarify Some Federal Spending Data Definitions for DATA Act Implementation

The Government Accountability Office reports that some definitions that the Office of Management and Budget and Treasury Department issued for 57 federal spending data items could lead to inconsistency in reporting. GAO said in a January report that most of the definitions issued as part of the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act of …

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