Tag Archives: DATA Act

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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OMB Discusses Pending Grants Proposal, Revised FAQ Release

There still are a lot of questions left but at least we know a little bit more about the “what,” even though were are still left empty on the question as to “when.” Let me try to clarify a bit.

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Coming Up! A Revised FAQ and Several Important Grants Events

Now that Labor Day has come and gone and many of us are back from our summer vacations, we can now look forward to September and ask the question, “What’s coming up in the near future for the grants community?”…

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Sneak Preview: IGs Prepare To Conduct Agency Readiness Reviews

(The following was excerpted from a recent article in the Single Audit Information Service.) Many federal Offices of Inspector General (OIGs) are conducting readiness reviews this summer to assess what steps their respective agencies must take to implement requirements under…

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HHS Looking for DATA Act Pilot Survey Participation

Attention! This is an important week for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act (DATA Act) (Pub. L. 113-101) – and you can play an important role in making it even more…

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How Data Analytics and the DATA Act Are Working To Tackle Improper Payments

We recently attended a forum on data analytics recently hosted by the Data Coalition. So, what do data analytics have to do with grants? It could mean a lot.

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HHS Designates Special Office for DATA Act Management

In case you haven’t heard by now, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is leading a grants pilot under Section 5 of the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act (DATA Act). Even better, however, is that the agency is…

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DATA Act May Not Require Widespread Information System Changes

By now we’ve all seen the U.K.-based T-shirts with the words “Keep Calm and Carry On.” Over time, the slogan has been altered in countless ways, but it always seems to start with two words, “Keep Calm.” That was my…

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Say Goodbye to 2015 and Hello to 2016!

We are counting down the final hours of 2015 and preparing for a bright new 2016! It will be interesting to see what changes are in store for grant applicants and recipients next year. Maybe next year won’t be quite…

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