Survey: ‘Big data’ could cut $380 billion from federal budget, government IT officials say

“The DATA Act, if it passes this year as we expect it to, will start to fix this problem within the federal financial management domain; we have plans to pursue additional legislation in other domains”, said Hollister.

The Digital Accountability and Transparency Act (DATA) — which seeks to simplify and increase transparency for federal government spending data — was first introduced to both both chambers of Congress in 2011. A revised version of the bill was reintroduced in the Senate in late 2012.

In a January blog post, Hollister said that believed that the bill would again be reintroduced and passed this year.

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