The U.S. Department of the Treasury is retiring the paper Social Security check for millions of baby boomers and others applying for federal benefits, a move that will save taxpayers $1 billion over the next 10 years.
The Treasury Department is looking for more feedback on USASpending.gov, an online portal that documents agencies’ financial information. It’s one step Treasury is taking to help agencies implement the DATA Act.
Senior officials with the Treasury Department and the Office of Management and Budget say the answer of whether or not the May 2017 full roll-out of the DATA Act is more complicated than a simple yes or no.
Full implementation of the DATA Act is at risk if the Treasury Department and Office of Management and Budget don’t start keeping better tabs on agencies and their spending reports, says the Government Accountability Office.
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.
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.