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New Data Lab Report Shows Federal Contract Spending Trends Over Time

A new data visualization posted in the Data Lab, which is the brainchild of the team behind the Department of Education’s USASpending.gov, seeks to present changing federal contract spending trends over the years, FedScoop reported Wednesday. The team also conducted research on how congressional appropriations affect federal contract spending. According …

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Nonprofit Group POGO Recommends Updates to Online Federal Spending Database

The Project on Government Oversight has called on the Treasury Department and the Office of Management and Budget to update the functionality of a web-based resource for federal spending information. Both agencies should work to address data search filter, presentation and reporting concerns related to USAspending.gov, the Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit organization said in a …

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Fiscal Service Bureau Unveils New Website to Support US Govt Spending Transparency

The Treasury Department‘s Bureau of the Fiscal Service has launched a new website that features data visualization tools meant to provide information on U.S. government spending, Nextgov reported Thursday. Fiscal Service built the Data Lab site as part of the relaunch of USAspending.gov, which was created as part of congressionally-mandated government transparency …

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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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