DATA Act Implementation, Joint Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Information Technology and the Subcommittee on Government Operations of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, House of Representatives, One Hundred Fourteenth Congress, First Session, July 29, 2015 [open pdf - 3MB]
This is the July 29, 2015 hearing entitled "DATA Act Implementation," held before the Subcommittee on Information Technology and the Subcommittee on Government Operations of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. From the opening statement of sebcommittee chairman Jason Will Hurd: "Enacted in May 2014, the Digital Accountability And Transparency Act, or DATA Act, is an important step in leveraging technological capabilities and know-how to make financial spending information accessible to the general public. If implemented properly, the DATA Act will allow anyone from public policy experts and journalists, to academics and average citizens, even Members of Congress, such as myself, to untangle the web of Federal agency receipts, appropriations, obligations, allotments to create a clear picture of government spending. [...] While it is certainly important to meet statutory deadlines, agencies also have an obligation to make sure they are implementing bills correctly, not just on time. The use of standardized data has revolutionized entire industries and drives multi-million-dollar decisions and transactions in the private sector on a daily basis. Similarly, accurate data will help drive efficient decision-making at all levels of the government." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Gene L. Dodaro, David Mader, David A. Lebryk, and Robert A. Taylor.
Serial No. 114-45
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