Amy B. Edwards (Federal Government)
As Senior Advisor for Financial Transparency at the Treasury Department, I am working to ensure taxpayers know how their tax dollars are being spent. For over two years, I have been heavily involved in implementing the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act of 2014(DATA Act), which will expand the data on federal spending that is available on USAspending.gov. The new website being released this month will allow taxpayers to examine nearly $4 trillion in federal spending each year and see how this money flows from Congressional appropriations to local communities and businesses.
The DATA Act will not only make it easier to understand how the federal government spends taxpayer dollars, but also serve as a tool for better oversight, data-driven decision-making, and innovation both inside and outside of government. Better data leads to better decisions and ultimately a better government.
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