FGI joined ALA and 8 other organizations in signing a letter praising congressional and administration efforts to improve federal financial transparency.
- Ten Organizations Praise Federal Financial Transparency Efforts, by Daniel Schuman, Sunlight Foundation (June 21, 2011).
The organizations said the recently-introduced Digital Accountability and Transparency Act of 2011 (or DATA Act) would “revolutionize federal spending transparency,” and also praised President Obama’s June 13, 2011, Executive Order as an important transparency measure.
The DATA Act would establish a federal transparency board — a successor to the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board — with the dual missions of expanding spending transparency to the entire government and identifying government-wide financial data standards…
The Executive Order immediately establishes a Government Accountability and Transparency Board that, over the next six months, will develop a plan to integrate government spending data.
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