Treasury, OMB: Some Agencies Likely to Miss DATA Act Implementation Deadline

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budget analysis reviewThe Treasury Department and the Office of Management and Budget have indicated that some agencies are not likely to hit the May 2017 deadline for the implementation of the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act, Federal News Radio reported Tuesday.

Meredith Somers writes David Lebryk, fiscal assistant treasury secretary, told the House Oversight Committee Tuesday that all agencies have completed the first four of eight steps to implement the new standards for government transparency.

“We have 17 or 18 of the 24 actually come to the sandbox already and actually taken files and put them into the prototype broker,” Lebryk said during the meeting.

OMB Controller David Mader also told Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) that he was unsure whether all 24 of those agencies are going to keep up with the rollout schedule.

Mader said agencies will proceed with full implementation once their financial management system updates and technology patches are in place, Mohana Ravindranath reported Wednesday for Nextgov.

Introduced by Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) in 2013, the DATA Act seeks to require government agencies to make their spending data available to the public.

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