Public Input on the Establishment of Financial Data Standards (Data Exchange)
The Digital Accountability and Transparency Act of 2014 (DATA Act) was enacted for purposes that include expanding the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006 (FFATA) to require the disclosure of direct Federal agency expenditures and information that links ``Federal . . . spending information to programs of Federal agencies to enable taxpayers and policy makers to track Federal spending more effectively.'' Public Law 113-101, 2(1). FFATA, as amended by the DATA Act, requires the Secretary of the Treasury (Treasury) and the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), in consultation with the heads of Federal agencies, to ``establish Government-wide financial data standards for any Federal funds made available to or expended by Federal agencies and entities receiving Federal funds.'' 31 U.S.C. 6101, note, Sec. 4(a)(1). Treasury and OMB shall consult with public and private stakeholders in establishing the Government-wide financial data standards (data standards). 31 U.S.C. 6101, note, 4(d). The DATA Act provides that Treasury and OMB shall issue guidance to Federal agencies on the established data standards no later than one year after DATA Act enactment, i.e., by May 9, 2015. Under this Notice, Treasury asks for input from public and private stakeholders on several data standards topics and questions, specifically on data exchange, to better ensure the data standards to be established by Treasury and OMB are informed and useful, and to ensure compliance with DATA Act consultation requirements. Treasury will share all input or information received with OMB to ensure the proper establishment of data standards by Treasury and OMB, consistent with DATA Act requirements.
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This is Supplement No. 1 to the Treasury Department Circular 570, 2014 Revision, published July 1, 2014, at 79 FR 37398.