As reported on NextGov yesterday, Senator Tom Coburn, one of the original sponsors of the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act (aka “FFATA”) is unhappy about the timeliness of some agencies’ data in USAspending.gov. As Robert Shea, the OMB executive who until recently oversaw this initiative, says, they’re dealing with some gnarly problems in order to get the data published to the site at all.
Some new (to me, and maybe to you) information is in this article:
- OMB can extend the deadline for subaward reporting by 18 months, if they need to
- OMB Watch helped draft the 2008 Strengthening Transparency and Accountability in Federal Spending Act legislation, which is now in front of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee