Treasury, OMB Remind Public About Comments on DATA Act Standards

November 12, 2014 | By Jerry Ashworth | Post a Comment

untitled-1282930-mIf you are concerned about the federal government’s implementation of standards related to the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act (DATA Act), listen up! The folks at the U.S. Treasury Department have issued a reminder about their request for public comments in an earlier Federal Register notice involving the establishment of Financial Data Standards. Thompson grants subscribers can access an article on this notice here.

The comments are due on or before Nov. 25. Treasury is seeking input on several data standards topics and questions, specifically on data exchange, to better ensure the data standards that Treasury and the Office of Management and Budget are developing are informed and useful, and comply with DATA Act consultation requirements. Comments can be submitted, identified by docket “FISCAL-2014-0004″, by going online at and following the instructions for submitting comments, or by mailing Ellen Hilburn, U.S. Department of the Treasury, Bureau of the Fiscal Service, 401 14th St., Room 260F, Washington, DC 20227.

Treasury officials further recommend that comments also include: (1) the supporting rationale; and (2) alternative approaches, specific examples and additional options that should be considered, if any. Do not disclose any information in the comment or supporting materials that may be considered confidential or inappropriate for public disclosure.

The DATA Act will essentially change the way grant recipients report financial information, so it’s important that we get started on the right foot. Make sure Treasury and OMB hear from you.

What are your concerns about the DATA Act and the implementation of standards? We’d like to hear from you.


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