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 featured the federal leaders who are implementing the DATA Act government-wide and within agencies.
When: Thursday, June 8, 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Where: The Loft at 600 F, 600 F St NW, Washington DC
Hudson Hollister, Interim President, Data Foundation
by Bryce Pippert, Board of Directors, Data Foundation
Becky Sweger, Data and Software Engineer, GSA 18F
Amy Edwards, Senior Advisor, U.S. Department of the Treasury
Chris Zeleznik, Lead, Intergovernmental Public Engagement, DATA Act Program Management
Pauletta Battle,Deputy Assistant Inspector General for Financial Management and Transparency, Department of the Treasury