Civilian agencies are having to balance progress and setbacks as they work to implement the DATA Act by its May rollout. But financial officials admit the deadline is really a starting point for standardized financial reporting.
The State and Defense departments showed the most improvement when it comes to providing publication information in understandable language.
A package of oversight bills was voted out of the House during the early days of the 115th Congress. Some of the bills are similar to previous legislation that didn’t make it out of the last session. The bills include more access to information for government watchdogs, as well as protections for whistleblowers.
The National Archives and Records Administration is proposing a rule that clarifies public disclosure of presidential records, and the rights of a current and former president to allow that publication, or to block it.
Despite the Justice Department showing some leadership in DATA Act implementation, the department’s inspector general says there are some areas of full roll out that have the watchdog concerned about meeting a May 2017 deadline.
Brandon Pusteojovsky, USAID’s chief data officer, said the agency is finalizing a new data library to create a central portal to collect, share and visualize information from around the world.
Anthony Calamito, the chief evangelist of Boundless, joins host John Gilroy on this week’s Federal Tech Talk to discuss how his company helps federal IT professionals use open source geospatial information to solve complex problems. December 13, 2016
There are still struggles with parts of the DATA Act implementation, but Treasury and Office of Management and Budget officials say they are working with large agencies and federal auditors to problem solve ahead of the May 2017 deadline.
The Office of Management and Budget Controller David Mader says the chief financial officers community will handle the presidential transition just fine, thanks in part to the community’s work on budget, shared services, risk management and data transparency.
The Navy and Marine Corps are doing their part to build up a “hardened workforce,” which is a key part of federal CISO Greg Touhill’s strategic plan to strengthen cybersecurity.
Records management has rarely been a high priority for most agencies, and their practices have had difficulty keeping up with federal requirements.
When the Obama administration transfers 12 terabytes of data to the National Archives and Records Administration, it’ll underscore the importance of federal records and records management. Federal Drive with Tom Temin turns to Rob Efrus of Efrus Federal Advisors, for some insight.
The Office of Management and Budget published more guidance for agencies on what and how to report spending information to comply with the upcoming implementation of the DATA Act.
Classified documents usually get all the attention, but a new rule is addressing the way controlled information is marked and disseminated in non-classified documents.
The Agriculture Research Service is gathering information from food manufacturers and improving its database of nutritional information for food items that make it to grocery stores.