24 results for: "data act"

How DATA Act implementation is opening up federal spending

Blog - /blog/2015/06/15/how-data-act-implementation-opening-federal-spending/

- In May 2014, President Obama signed the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act (DATA Act) into law. Once implemented, the DATA Act will make it easier to understand how the federal government spe...

New Release: the National Action Plan and Spending Transparency Gaps

Blog - /blog/2013/12/06/national-action-plan-spending-transparency-gaps/

- The Open Government National Action Plan 2.0 is a good starting point for addressing the gaps in federal spending transparency, but much work remains.

Federal Budget Tipsheet: Transparency and Data

Guide - /guides/federal-budget-tipsheet-transparency-and-data/

June 11, 2015 - Americans have a right to know how their federal tax dollars are being spent. In every state, a complex network of federal employees and federal contractors and grantees provide vital services that en...

Top 14 Moments from 2014

Blog - /blog/2014/12/23/top-14-moments-2014/

Dec. 23, 2014 - As we approach the end of another year, the team here at National Priorities Project has been looking back at our victories and favorite moments from the past twelve months.

Spotlight: NPP's Data Transparency Voter's Guide

Blog - /blog/2014/10/21/spotlight-npps-data-transparency-voters-guide/

Oct. 21, 2014 - This week, following on the release of NPP’s new State Smart website that allows you to see how federal dollars flow to and from your state, we’re spotlighting our Data Transparency voter&...

NPP to U.S. Treasury: Here's Why Spending Data Matters

Blog - /blog/2014/10/03/npp-us-treasury-heres-why-spending-data-matters/

Oct. 3, 2014 - NPP presented its outside-the-Beltway perspective on federal spending data to the U.S. Treasury Department.

Transparency Camp, Government Spending, and the DATA Act

Blog - /blog/2014/06/04/transparency-camp-government-spending-and-data-act/

June 4, 2014 - Federal spending transparency advocates gathered at Transparency Camp 2014 to hear the latest on the DATA Act and how to make it a success.

Government Spending, The DATA Act, and the End of Yada Yada

Blog - /blog/2014/04/30/government-spending-data-act-and-end-yada-yada/

May 2, 2014 - Congress authorizes spending and yada yada yada, Treasury cuts checks. The DATA Act says we can do better when it comes to tracking government spending.

International Open Data Day 2014

Blog - /blog/2014/02/20/international-open-data-day-2014/

Feb. 20, 2014 - February 22 is International Open Data Day. Celebrate by checking out some of NPP's open data tools.

Federal Spending: the Missing Money

Blog - /blog/2014/01/28/federal-spending-missing-money/

Jan. 28, 2014 - NPP visited DC to advocate for federal spending data that captures the flow of federal money to states and communities.

Will the National Action Plan Tackle Spending Transparency Gaps?

Analysis - /analysis/2013/will-national-action-plan-reverse-decline-spending-transparency/

Dec. 9, 2013 - Version 2.0 of the White House's Open Government National Action Plan commits to shining more sunlight on how the federal government spends our money. We applaud this focus, but a good deal of work re...

A Big Day for the DATA Act

Blog - /blog/2013/11/06/big-day-data-act/

Nov. 6, 2013 - We don't have a complete picture of where our tax dollars are going or who gets them. The DATA Act is part of the fix to this problem.

Data Transparency 2013

Blog - /blog/2013/09/19/data-transparency-2013/

Sept. 19, 2013 - Last week, I attended the Data Transparency Coalition’s inaugural conference: Data Transparency 2013. Although the usual open government data suspects from nonprofits and the public sector atten...

DATA Act Gets Another Shot in the New Congress

Blog - /blog/2013/06/10/data-act-gets-another-shot-new-congress/

June 10, 2013 - Kaitlin Devine from the Sunlight Foundations guest posts with an update on the 2013 version of the DATA Act, intended to improve federal spending transparency.

Civic Hackers Conclude: Federal Spending Transparency Nonexistent

Blog - /blog/2013/06/05/civic-hackers-conclude-federal-spending-transparency-nonexistent/

June 5, 2013 - Guest blogger Anthony Holley reports on the Hack for Western Mass project to reconcile federal spending data in with numbers reported in the federal budget.

Open Government Advocates Unite at Transparency Camp

Blog - /blog/2013/05/20/open-government-advocates-unite-transparency-camp/

May 20, 2013 - Meeting people from around the world, setting legislative agendas, and going to Capitol Hill - it's just another day at the Sunlight Foundation's Transparency Camp.

Open Data from White House Shows Path Forward

Blog - /blog/2013/05/09/open-data-executive-order-shows-path-forward/

May 9, 2013 - Today, the White House is issuing a new Executive Order on Open Data -- one that is significantly different from the open data policies that have come before it -- reflecting Sunlight's...

Can the DATA Act Restore Medicare "Cuts?"

Blog - /blog/2013/05/02/medicare-cuts-usaspendinggov/

May 3, 2013 - The Medicare program accounts for around 14 percent of the entire federal budget, but you wouldn’t know it from, a website that’s supposed to make government spending trans...

DATA Act: Open Government Meets Federal Spending

Blog - /blog/2013/01/28/data-act-open-government-meets-federal-spending/

Jan. 30, 2013 - Despite the multitude of current debates about how the U.S. spends money, it’s actually very hard to track how much money the U.S. is spending. The DATA Act would help fix that, which is why it ...

The Future of Federal Spending Transparency Part Two: The DATA Act

Blog - /blog/2012/06/15/future-federal-spending-transparency-part-two-data-act/

June 15, 2012 - This is a guest post from Hudson Hollister, Executive Director of the Data Transparency Coalition and former Counsel for the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. President Oba...