DATA Act Implementation Check-in

Subcommittee on Government Operations
Subcommittee on Government Operations
Hearing Date: December 8, 2016 9:00 am 2154 Rayburn HOB

PURPOSE:

  • To examine the administration’s efforts and the challenges confronting government-wide implementation of the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act (DATA Act).

BACKGROUND:

  • Enacted on May 9, 2014, the DATA Act modernizes federal spending data by requiring agencies to report detailed, program level financial data which will allow for tracking and analyzing the use of taxpayer dollars.
  • The DATA Act directs the Office of Management and Budget and the Department of the Treasury to co-lead implementation efforts government-wide.
  • The DATA Act requires federal agencies to establish uniform data standards, to begin reporting federal spending data using these standards by May 2017, and to establish pilot programs for procurements and grants.
  • The Government Accountability Office has raised concerns about completeness, timeliness, and effectiveness of implementation efforts.

Witnesses and testimonies

Name Title Organization Panel Document
Ms. Paula Rascona Director, Financial Management and Assurance U.S. Government Accountability Office Document
The Honorable David Mader Controller, Office of Federal Financial Management The Office of Management and Budget Document
Mr. David A. Lebryk Fiscal Assistant Secretary U.S. Department of Treasury Document
Ms. Courtney Timberlake Deputy Chief Financial Officer U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Document
Mr. Timothy E. Gribben Chief Financial Officer and Associate Administrator for Performance Management U.S. Small Business Administration Document