DATA Act a Big Step Toward More Effective Government

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This week the House of Representatives took a big step toward increased efficiency and transparency in government by passing the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act (DATA). The bill was passed by a unanimous vote in the Senate last month and now awaits White House approval. DATA aims to make more than $3 trillion in federal spending transparent to the public along with streamlining the monitoring and reporting process for recipients of federal funds. The bill would authorize a state-of-the-art data analysis center along with a pilot program that would consolidate reporting across agencies and programs. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) is a strong supporter of the bill and believes it will help improve government credibility in the eyes of the American people. β€œThe DATA Act will give the American people the ability to track how we spend their tax dollars,” Issa said. Read More