DATA Act Implementation

Subcommittee on Information Technology
Subcommittee on Information Technology
Subcommittee on Government Operations
Subcommittee on Government Operations
Hearing Date: July 29, 2015 1:00 pm 2154 Rayburn

PURPOSE:

  • To examine the Department of the Treasury’s and the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) efforts to implement 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 in a data standard.
  • Within a year of enactment, the Administration was required to:
    • Establish government-wide data standards;
    • Publish guidance to agencies on how to report financial data using those standards; and
    • Establish a pilot program to evaluate and develop recommendations to streamline recipient reporting for all federal awards.
  • The DATA Act also authorizes Treasury to establish a data analytics center, and transfer all assets that support the operations and activities of the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board’s Recovery Operations Center (ROC).
  • To exercise this authority and preserve the analytic capabilities of the ROC, Treasury would need to complete the transfer before the ROC terminates on September 30, 2015.
  • It remains unclear the extent to which Treasury plans to transfer the ROC assets or establish a data analytics center.

Witnesses and testimonies

Name Title Organization Panel Document
Gene L. Dodaro Comptroller General of the United States U.S. Government Accountability Office Document
David Mader Controller Office Of Federal Financial Management, The Office of Management and Budget Document
David A Lebryk Fiscal Assistant Secretary U.S. Department of the Treasury Document
Robert A. Taylor Deputy Assistant Inspector General for Audit U.S. Department of Treasury Document

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