The DATA Act of 2014 is changing the way federal spending information is collected, reported, and used.

Every federal agency has begun reporting spending information using a new government-wide standardized data format. This means that all spending information - financial details, budget reports, grant and contract awards - is now available as a single, unified data set, for the first time in history. The DATA Act's data set is a new resource for agency leadership, inspectors general, Congress, grantees, contractors, and the public.

Meanwhile, the DATA Act has also set in motion a standardization program that will transform the whole landscape of federal grantee reporting from disconnected documents and databases into standardized, open data.

The Data Foundation's DATA Act Training program provides a first introduction to the law's history, mandates, implementation, and future. Our faculty lineup features the federal leaders who are implementing the DATA Act government-wide and within agencies.

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