The completion of the 57 data standards is designed to help agencies report financial information in a "clear and consistent" manner on USAspending.gov and improve transparency and accountability to the public.
"We may have created some work for people – especially the IGs and GAO – because [they] now have new numbers to report and new things to do when they go in and look at agencies," said Federal CIO Tony Scott.
Federal civilian agencies will face billions of dollars in spending reductions if Congress doesn't rollback sequestration cuts for fiscal 2016, according to an Aug. 20 Office of Management and Budget report.
Through recent progress on three data initiatives, the United States is making progress to become a truly "data-driven government," said U.S. Chief Data Scientist DJ Patil. In an Aug. 19 post to the blog Medium, Patil reflected on half a year on the job.
In a letter to the Senate Appropriations Committee, Office of Management and Budget Director Shaun Donovan outlined "serious concerns" about funding cuts outlined in the proposed appropriations bill.
The Information Technology Industry Council's public sector division established a task force, which developed the recommendations around four disciplines: security risk management, governance and accountability, finance and procurement, and people and organizations.
Federal Chief Information Officer Tony Scott wrote in a blog post that a team of more than 100 experts from across the government and private sector are reviewing federal cybersecurity policies, procedures and practices.
The Government Accountability Office offered several ways in which agencies can ensure they're reviewing performance goals properly in a new report.
Although the Office of Management and Budget and the Treasury Department have taken important steps toward implementing requirements of the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act of 2014, they have much more to do, the Comptroller General of the United States told Congress.
The Internal Revenue Service lost about 6,300 employees in three departments alone and had to delay employee background reinvestigations for nearly 25,000 workers due to budget cuts, according to a July 24 Government Accountability Office report.