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The road to open federal spending data has been a long one. And progress is still being made. GovLoop talked to Hudson Hollister, Executive Director at the Data Coalition, about agency implementation and the upcoming DATA Act Summit on May 26 in Washington, DC.
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September 23rd, 2015 is a day to remember in DC for a number of reasons. The first - I’m sure you can guess - the Pope is in town! Yet, amid all the commotion is one phenomenon that has rapidly been changing the way we work, commute, relate, and function: open data. Today, the Data Transparency... Read more »
The IBM Center's Weekly Round Up highlights articles and insights that we found interesting for the week ending July 31 Hope for the DATA Act. Hudson Hollister, the head of the Data Transparency Coalition, was interviewed by Federal News Radio on his take of the status of the implementation of the DATA Act, which requires... Read more »
It’s one thing for Congress to pass what has been dubbed the nation’s first open data law. It’s another thing for agencies to have the necessary resources to implement that law, along with the backing from senior leadership to fully embrace it. “How you implement legislation, how you follow through, is every bit as important,... Read more »
Tracking federal spending is not for the faint of heart. For starters, the system doesn’t cater to curious citizens or concerned feds, who want to track spending from appropriations in Congress to contract and grant awards. Part of the problem is different agencies use different systems to compile data, and there isn’t a consistent way... Read more »
You've probably heard something about the DATA Act, the first U.S. open data law that requires all federal agencies to standardize and publish their spending reports. However, do you know how that Act came about? More importantly, do you know how and when it will be achieved? Below we offer a brief timeline to offer... Read more »
The Digital Accountability and Transparency Act, or simply the DATA Act, is tranforming the way federal spending is reported, managed and disclosed. Are you ready? Once signed byPresident Obama on May 9, 2014, the DATA Act became the first federal law to mandate standardized data transparency. It requires the entire federal government to publish to adopt a consistent data... Read more »
One of the most basic lessons you learn in kindergarten is the value of sharing. It makes you allies on the playground, and keeps you in your teachers’ good graces. But, it also makes the world a friendlier and more efficient place. In government as in kindergarten, sharing is caring. On January 8, 2015, the... Read more »