Issa Statement on Federal Spending Data Transparency

July 18, 2012

WASHINGTON - House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R -Calif., sponsor of H.R. 2146, the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act, today released the following statement :

 “Federal spending data, especially the data most readily available to the American people, is not accurate, not timely, not complete, and not useful. The most important lesson we can learn from the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board is that legislation with hard deadlines and tough penalties is the only way to get a petrified federal bureaucracy to end the patchwork of duplicative IT investments and make meaningful changes to  deliver meaningful data.”