The federal government spends more than $3.5 trillion dollars a year. But how that money is spent is not always easy to track. Enter the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act of 2014. Known as the “DATA Act,” this law is supposed to make it easier for the public to follow the federal money trail.
Listen to Michelle Sager, a director in our Strategic Issues team, discuss what the government has done so far to implement the DATA Act—and what’s still left to do.
And while you’re listening, check out our infographic on the topic: