April 16, 2012 – A new federal data transparency coalition is pushing for standardization of government documents and support for legislation on public records disclosures, taxpayer spending and business identification codes.

The Data Transparency Coalition announced its official launch Monday, vowing nonpartisan work with Congress and the Executive Branch on ventures toward digital publishing of government documents in a standardized and integrated formats. As part of that effort, the coalition expressed its support of legislative proposals such as: the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act, which would open public spending records published on a single digital format; the Public Information Online Act, which pushes for all records to be released digitally in a machine-readable format; and the Legal Entity Identifier proposal, creating a standard ID code for companies.

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