GAO Watchblog: USAspending. gov Contains a Treasure Trove of Information, But How Reliable Is It?

GAO Watchblog: USAspending. gov Contains a Treasure Trove of Information, But How Reliable Is It?. “Federal agencies are required to report spending information under the DATA Act, and agency offices of inspectors general (OIG) are required to review and report on the quality of agency data. In FY 2019, USAspending.gov reported that the government spent about $4.45 trillion. Today’s WatchBlog explores our review of 51 OIG reports that expressed concerns about the quality of the data that agencies reported for the first quarter of FY2019. Given that agencies are now required to report how they’re spending their COVID-19 funds on USAspending.gov, the reliability of this data is even more important.”

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