Tag Archives: DATA Act

Sneak Preview: Audit Finds VA DATA Act Compliance Weaknesses

(The following was excerpted from a recent article in the Single Audit Information Service.) Officials with the Department of Veteran’s Affairs (VA) plan to develop and implement corrective actions by next summer to address internal control issues related to data…

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Open Data Could Reduce the Need for Grant Forms

Imagine a world without forms! As the husband of a Girl Scout troop leader who has watched spend her much of her free time gathering, counting and reviewing the required forms for numerous events, I can tell you that completing…

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Sneak Preview: DATA Act Compliance Is Vital for OIG Reviews

(The following was excerpted from a recent article in the Federal Grants Management Handbook.) As engagement teams from federal agency Offices of Inspector General (OIGs) this fall review how well the agencies are reporting financial information in compliance with data…

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What a Week! OMB Releases Three Key Documents

As is our annual tradition, when the Office of Management and Budget releases its Compliance Supplement, we halt the presentation of the snail pictures and offer up some fireworks. This year is no different. However, I feel like we should…

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A Year Later, OMB Issues Revision to Uniform Guidance FAQ

You would normally think August would be a good time to ease off on big news from the financial assistance front. Not so much, it seems. Still, we’re definitely not complaining.

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Sneak Preview: Comments Requested on CDER Library Definitions

(The following was excerpted from a recent article in the Federal Grants Management Handbook.) Officials overseeing the Common Data Elements Repository (CDER) Library are asking grant recipient stakeholders to suggest potential common definitions for thousands of data elements within the…

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DATA Act Reporting Begins; What Will Tomorrow Hold?

The countdown clock has reached zero for federal agencies to comply with the requirements under the DATA Act. Federal agencies now must provide their financial reports in a searchable, machine-readable format in compliance with federal data standards under the Act….

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DATA Act Preparations Are Coming Down the Homestretch

And down the stretch they come! That’s how it must feel for federal agencies preparing to comply with the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act (DATA Act) (Pub. L. 113-101), as they now have about one more month to get ready…

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Six Things To Watch For in Grants in 2017

At the end of the year, many news organizations often present a retrospective of what occurred the previous year. We prefer to look forward and provide an outlook as to what we think will be some of the biggest things…

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Sneak Preview: NSF Urged To Strengthen DATA Act Preparations

(The following was excerpted from a recent article in the Single Audit Information Service.) The National Science Foundation (NSF), in response to recent audit recommendations from the NSF Office of Inspector General (OIG), has completed a risk management plan that…

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