ABSTRACT

DATA Act: OIGs Reported That Quality of Agency Submitted Data Varied, and Most, Report to Congressional Addressees Recommended Improvements   [open pdf - 2MB]

From the GAO [Government Accountability Office Highlights: "One of the purposes of the DATA [Digital Accountability and Transparency Act] Act is to increase accountability and transparency of federal spending. The act requires federal agencies' OIGs [Offices of Inspector General] to issue reports on their assessments of the quality of the agencies' spending data and the implementation and use of data standards. The act also includes provisions requiring GAO to review the OIG reports to assess and compare the completeness, timeliness, quality, and accuracy of data that agencies submit and the implementation and use of data standards. This report describes the results of OIG reviews of the quality of their respective agencies' DATA Act spending data and the implementation and use of data standards. GAO reviewed 51 OIG reports issued on or before December 31, 2019, assessing agencies' first quarter of fiscal year 2019 submissions of federal spending data. GAO clarified information with the OIGs, as necessary."

Report Number:
GAO-20-540
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Date:
2020-07
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Public Domain
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Government Accountability Office: https://www.gao.gov/
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pdf
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