The Data Foundation is excited to announce the support of Bloomberg, the Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF), and REI Systems as of March 2018. Steve Meizanis, Bloomberg’s Global Head of Entity Content Management, and Stephan Wolf, CEO of the GLEIF, will be nominated to the Data Foundation’s Board of Directors on May 10, 2018.
The report outlines the need for the U.S. government to adopt a universal method of entity identification in order to verify companies, nonprofits, and other organizations using a single, common unique identifier. More than 15 government, private sector, and tech experts were interviewed for this report.
On Thursday, May 4th, the Data Foundation and Deloitte released a new report, DATA Act 2022: Changing Technology, Changing Culture. The report describes how the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act (DATA Act) of 2014 (PL No. 113-101), the nation’s first open data law, is set to evolve beyond the law’s statutory implementation deadline of November 2021. The report lays out a comprehensive long-term vision for the DATA Act.
Today (March 13) the Data Foundation and PwC Public Sector unveiled a new report, Standard Business Reporting: Open Data to Cut Compliance Costs.The report describes how regulatory agencies in countries like Australia and the Netherlands are replacing document-based reporting with standardized and open data formats, a concept known as Standard Business Reporting, or SBR.
Today the Data Foundation and Grant Thornton released a new report, The State of the Union of Open Data 2016, which compiles the views of the government and technology leaders who participated in Data Transparency 2016 (DT2016), the nation’s largest-ever open data conference. DT2016, which took place in Washington on September 28, featured the White House Open Data Innovation Summit as one of its program tracks.
Data Foundation in the News
A new report from the Data Foundation points to the success of a Department of Health and Human Services pilot program to divine the government’s potential to untangle the bureaucracy of federal grant reporting.
Groups like the Data Foundation have supported the use of Legal Entity Identifier for entity identification, which provides “a standard, non-proprietary, verified identification code that is managed by a global, federated system.”
Acting U.S. CIO Margie Graves figures that data will be the fuel that drives the future of federal efficiency if agencies can find a way to share their data in more uniform ways.
Various government agencies have in recent months stated their intention to investigate the use of blockchain technology for one purpose or another. And in comments at the Data Transparency 2017 conference in Washington, D.C., in late September, Margie Graves, acting federal chief information officer working out of the Office of Management and Budget, again said that the government is examining possible uses for the blockchain.
The Trump administration is reaffirming its commitment to blockchain as a technology with the potential to improve U.S. government operations.