Are Agencies Drowning in Data Mandates? - Nextgov.com
"Federal agencies might be struggling to keep up with several concurrent mandates to make public, and to standardize the format of, their data. Earlier this month, a group of lawmakers announced efforts to make all federal data sets open to the public, under forthcoming legislation known as the Open, Public, Electronic and Necessary Government Data Act, or the OPEN Government DATA Act. But during a recent House oversight committee hearing, an official from the Office of Management and Budget said agencies might miss their deadline to implement another mandate requiring them to make spending public by May 2017: the Digital Accountability and Transparency, or DATA Act ..."