2015 Fed 100

Federal 100: Karen F. Lee

Karen Lee

Name: Karen F. Lee
Title: Chief
Office of Federal Financial Management
Agency: Office of Management and Budget

Making the Data Act work. Supporters in Congress and the open-government community trumpeted the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act as heralding a new era in financial transparency. The law's architects left it to executives inside the government to make it work, however, and declined to provide a dedicated funding source. Lee is leading the effort to create -- and have agencies adopt -- consistent definitions, formats and taxonomies to facilitate the publishing of financial data in an open, extensible format, and do so according to the aggressive schedule prescribed in the statute.

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