GATB Proposes Standard Grants Identification System

The Government Accountability & Transparency Board submitted its first report to the President, and suggested that the government adopt “a single identification system that can provide clarity on Federal awards and be managed from a single, centralized source.” The idea came from the Recovery Act’s Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board, which had a similar recommendation for its programs.

The GATB’s two other recommendations were likewise based on the RATB actions: to streamline and integrate how the government collects and display data, and to use technology to track spending. More information on GATB may be found on the White House Blog.

One response to “GATB Proposes Standard Grants Identification System

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