Via nextgov.com by Joseph Marks
The Senate’s Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee passed legislation on Wednesday aimed at making federal spending data more transparent and easier to compare across agencies.
The Digital Accountability and Transparency Actwould require agencies to use a uniform coding system for federal spending data so internal auditors and external watchdogs could easily compare how one agency is spending its money versus another.
- House Passes Major Spending Transparency Bill (newsninja2012.com)
- Portman, Warner, Issa, and Cummings Joint Op-Ed: DATA Act Expands Transparency and Accountability for Federal Spending (portman.senate.gov)
- The DATA Act and Beyond: An Event Exploring Government Spending Transparency (sunlightfoundation.com)