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Rep. Darrell Issa Announces Retirement

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-California) announced Wednesday that he will not seek re-election in 2018 after nearly two decades in Congress, Nextgov reported Wednesday. His 18-career in the lower chamber includes time as chair of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and as a proponent of federal information technology reform …

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Report: Darrell Issa Calls for OMB Guidance to Implement DATA Act

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) believes the implementation of the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act across government will move forward once the executive branch releases guidance for agencies, GovExec reported Wednesday. Charles Clark writes that Issa, a former chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, said at a recent Data …

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DATA Act Seeks to Open Up Govt Spending Info

U.S. lawmakers are considering the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act, a bill that would open public access to agencies’ spending information, InformationWeek reported Monday. William Welsh writes that the DATA Act would also establish financial reporting standards as well as update the USAspending.gov portal. The bill’s Senate and House sponsors …

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House Approves Open Federal Spending Data Bill

The House voted 388-1 Wednesday to approve a bill that promotes more transparency on digital federal spending data, Nextgov reported Tuesday. Joseph Marks writes the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act is set to be discussed on the Senate floor after that chamber’s panel gave its approval. Rep. Darrell Issa, (R-Calif), House Oversight and Government Reform …

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Senate Committee OKs Federal Spending Transparency Bill

A Senate panel has approved a bill that would require federal agencies to standardize and report spending in a push for greater transparency, Nextgov reported Wednesday. Joseph Marks writes the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act moved through the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee Wednesday on a voice vote and will …

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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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