Federal Data Reform

The Data Transparency Coalition advocates on behalf of the private sector and the public interest for the publication of government information as standardized, machine-readable data. Data transparency strengthens democratic accountability, enhances government management, reduces compliance costs, and stimulates innovation.

Federal data reform starts with the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act (DATA Act), which will open the government's spending information to illuminate waste and fraud. But it won't end there. Other types of federal information need reform, too.

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Current Campaign

The DATA Act passed the U.S. House on November 18 by a vote of 388-1. The bill will need to be reconciled with another version that cleared the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee in early November. A broad bipartisan coalition supports the House legislation, which retains a vital accountability platform to ensure the quality of open data.

At our first-ever Data Transparency Breakfast on December 5, representatives from the Treasury Department and the Recovery Board vowed to take action on the goals of the landmark open data bill even before it becomes law.

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Advocating Open Data

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