The Digital Accountability and Transparency Act (DATA) has been revised – but data standards are still at the core of the new legislation. The new version reduces the reporting burden on grant recipients.
DATA will soon be a fact of life, and a major factor in federal decision making and operations. Accountability and transparency are rarely cited as the lead reasons for using data standards, but only because commercial organizations tend to measure benefit in dollars rather than principles. Yet accountability and transparency – with dollar signs attached – are fundamental to good business management too. You need your data to stand up to query, so that you can trust in it and act on it.