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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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OMB Issues Federal Fund Data Report Standards

The Office of Management and Budget has released standards for how to report data on federal fund and spending as OMB begins the next implementation phase for the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act. OMB said Friday federal agencies will begin to use 15 final standards for posting federal spending data on …

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Treasury Dept. Has Plan to Fix Federal Spending Portal Issues; Christina Ho Comments

The Treasury Department has unveiled both short-term and long-term plans to fix the issues with the federal spending portal, Federal News Radio reported Friday. Jason Miller writes Treasury plans to overhaul first the mapping and navigation features after receiving complaints about the USASpending.gov’s usability. Christina Ho, executive director for data transparency at the Bureau …

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Joanne Woytek: Agencies Eye Government-Wide Vehicles to Understand Spending Data

Government agencies are increasingly looking to users of government-wide acquisition contracts such as the General Services Administration and NASA to see how those agencies met their procurement needs and made decisions, Federal News Radio reported Friday. Joanne Woytek, a program manager of NASA’s Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement, told Federal News Radio she …

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WH 2014 Budget Proposal Shifts Gov Spending Website Responsibility from GSA to Treasury

The White House’s fiscal 2014 budget proposal designates the Treasury Department as the new head of the government spending transparency website USASpending.Gov, NextGov reports. The 11-year-old spending transparency website is currently managed by the General Services Administration and the President’s budget proposal made a request for an additional 5.5 million for Treasury …

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Transparency, eGov Funds a Big Question Mark

Funding may be a question mark for domains like eGovernment and Gov 2.0, as budget bills threaten to house funds under a merged roof versus having differing sources of funding. According to a recent report on Federal Computer Week, House lawmakers are urging senators to not make this the case with …

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