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OMB Unveils Data Act Revision Proposals

The Office of Management and Budget has given agencies a marked up version of the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act of 2014 that contains several proposed revisions , Federal News Radio reported Monday. Jason Miller writes the revisions focus on financial data standards and publication of information to the USASpending.gov site, as indicated …

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White House: 3.4M Records Unlocked in Open Data Push

The White House has released more than 3.42 million digital records to the public since the 2009 start of its open data initiative following the Dec. 27 release of the White House’s visitor records for September 2013, Fedscoop reported Friday. Scott Maucione writes the White House reached that number one …

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GOP Leaders Back Federal Data Transparency Bill

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) and Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) have backed a piece of legislation intended to standardize how federal agencies publish spending and other common data, FCW reported Tuesday. Adam Mazmanian writes the lawmakers argue the proposed amendments to the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act will further …

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Darrell Issa to Introduce Updated Federal Spending Tracker Bill

Oversight and Government Reform committee chairman Rep. Darrell Issa will be reintroducing a bill that calls for streamlining federal spending information with updates on open data and more, according to an FCW article. Adam Mazmanian writes that Issa made the announcement about an updated Digital Accountability and Transparency Act during a …

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Full House Approves Bill Aimed to Strengthen GAO

By a 408-0 vote Monday night, the House approved legislation intended to give the Government Accountability Office more access to sensitive information in federal agencies and the ability to make copies of records. The GAO Improvement Act would also allow GAO to place witnesses under oath for some investigations, GovExec …

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House Oversight Committee Approves Streamlined Federal Spending Tracker Bill

The House Oversight Committee has unanimously approved a bill that would streamline information about federal spending — including contracts, loans, grants and agencies’ internal spending. Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) introduced last week the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act, which would provide a single, electronic platform to track federal …

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