Federal Spending Data for Congressional Oversight: What’s Possible Right Now, and What Could Be

Federal Spending Data for Congressional Oversight: What’s Possible Right Now, and What Could Be

On August 27, 2018, the Data Foundation and Democracy Fund hosted a congressional staff briefing on the utilization of federal spending data. Discussions included what is possible with federal spending data right now and what could be possible in the future.

Data Foundation Hosts Grant Innovation Forum

Data Foundation Hosts Grant Innovation Forum

Earlier this week, we hosted our second Grant Innovation Forum, sponsored by MorganFranklin Consulting and hosted by The Aspen Institute. The discussion was informed by our recently published report on the transformation of federal grant reporting titled Transforming Grant Reporting. Grant leaders from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Department of Education, the Government Accountability Office (GAO), the White House, and private sector gathered to discuss challenges facing the grantee and grantor community and how grant data can be used to better serve citizens.

At Data Transparency 2017, a Tour of Better Data in Government, Compliance, and the Private Sector

At Data Transparency 2017, a Tour of Better Data in Government, Compliance, and the Private Sector

Across government, compliance, and the private sector, there’s a new eagerness to standardize previously-unruly data sets, analyze them for game-changing insights, and share them more widely. At Data Transparency 2017 in Washington on Tuesday, September 26th, we’ll lead you on a tour through all these changes. You’ll learn how better data is making our government more governable, cutting the chaos and cost of compliance, and providing new value in the private sector.

One Year Later, “Vision & Value” Proves Powerfully Prescient

In the spring of 2016, federal agencies were working hard to figure out how to meet the DATA Act’s ambitious mandate. Every agency had to organize its spending information to match a government-wide data format that the Treasury Department had just announced. The objective? Create a single, unified data set of the entire executive branch’s finances, to support transparency and analytics government-wide.