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Trump Signs Federal Gov’t Data Access Bill Into Law

President Trump has signed into law the Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act containing a provision that mandates the federal government to enable public access to all of its non-sensitive data, the Data Coalition said Monday. The FEBP Act’s Open, Public, Electronic and  requires the data to be machine-readable and open-license in support of efforts to promote efficiency in government operations and services.

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SEC Seeks Chief Risk Officer to Help Manage Commission’s Cybersecurity

The Securities and Exchange Commission wants to recruit a chief risk officer to help boost the agency’s cyber defense measures, Federal News Radio reported Monday. SEC Commissioner Michael Piwowar said during a Data Coalition-hosted forum in Washington that SEC Chairman Jay Clayton suggested the creation of the chief risk officer position. “We’re having discussions …

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Senate Clears Bipartisan Data Transparency Bill; Sen. Brian Schatz Comments

The Senate has unanimously approved a bipartisan bill that would provide individuals, government agencies and other organizations access to machine-readable public information at Data.gov. Sens. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) and Ben Sasse (R-Nebraska) introduced the Open, Public, Electronic and Necessary Government Data Act, Schatz’s office said Monday. Schatz said he will …

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Treasury Releases Federal Spending Data Reporting Standards

The Treasury Department has completed and released the final data format designed to standardize reporting of federal spending data in compliance with the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act of 2014, the Data Coalition reported Monday. The department posted the DATA Act Information Model Schema v1.0 on its Federal Spending Transparency’s …

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