DATA Act: Monitoring Implementation Progress

Hearing Date: April 19, 2016 2:00 pm 2154 Rayburn HOB


  • To examine the Administration’s efforts to implement the DATA Act.
  • To discuss actions taken by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the U.S. Department of Treasury (Treasury) to respond to prior Government Accountability Office and Treasury Inspector General recommendations.


  • The DATA Act modernizes federal spending data by requiring agencies to report detailed, program level financial data in a data standard.
  • The DATA Act directs OMB and Treasury to co-lead implementation efforts.
  • While OMB and Treasury have made progress in implementing the law, concerns about completeness, timeliness, and effectiveness of these efforts have been raised.


Witnesses and testimonies

Name Title Organization Panel Document
Ms. Michelle Sager Director, Strategic Issues 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 the Treasury Document
Mr. Michael Peckham Executive Director, DATA Act Program Management Office U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Document