Items tagged with "advocacy"

XBRL US Comment: Treasury Request on Coronavirus State & Local Fiscal Recovery Funds

XBRL US submitted a comment letter in response to U.S. Treasury’s Interim Final Rule to implement the Coronavirus State Fiscal Recovery Fund and the Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Fund which were established under the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). ARPA provides $350 billion in emergency funding for eligible state, local, territorial, and Tribal governments to […more]

XBRL US Comments on Treasury Do Not Pay Initiative

XBRL US submitted a letter commenting on the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) – Proposed Designation of Databases for Treasury’s Working System Under the Do Not Pay Initiative. The OMB proposal would add 12 databases to the DoNotPay (DNP) web portal, which federal agencies use to evaluate, track, and monitor the individuals and organizations […more]

XBRL US Comments on MSRB Notice

XBRL US submitted a letter commenting on the MSRB’s Strategic Goals and Priorities which asks the MSRB to consider how data standards would impact the current EMMA (Electronic Data Municipal Markets Access) data collection and dissemination process. We pointed out that we support the use of data standards to improve efficiencies in the reporting and […more]

MSRB Notice: Request for Comment on Strategic Goals & Priorities

On December 7, 2020, the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) published a notice requesting input on their strategic goals and priorities to help them assess the long-term direction of the MSRB. They are looking for input on how the MSRB is fulfilling its Congressional mandate to develop rules and systems to support the municipal securities […more]

Video: Government Use of Data Standards – Conversation with the FDIC

Every U.S. bank submits financial call report data to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) in machine-readable format. Banks have been reporting this way since 2005. Watch this video for a conversation with Mark Montoya, Senior Business Analyst of Data Strategy at the FDIC, who was one of the founders of the XBRL FDIC data […more]

XBRL US Comments on SEC Form N-CEN Data Collection

XBRL US submitted a letter to the Securities and Exchange Commission commenting on their request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to extend their current data collection process for Form N-CEN. Form N-CEN is required to be reported by investment companies using a custom XML schema. Form N-CEN contains a limited amount of […more]

XBRL US Comments on SEC’s Draft VIP Taxonomy

XBRL US submitted a comment letter to the SEC’s Office of Structured Disclosure providing input on the draft VIP Taxonomy which will be used by variable annuity and variable life insurance companies to comply with the SEC’s recently finalized rule on Updated Disclosure Requirements and Summary Prospectus for Variable Annuity and Variable Life Insurance Contracts. […more]

XBRL US Comment on CFTC Proposal on Swaps Data Reporting Requirements

XBRL US commented on a Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) proposal on Swap Data Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements. The goal of the proposal is to streamline the requirements for reporting new swaps, define and adopt swap data elements that harmonize with international technical guidance, and reduce reporting burdens for reporting entities. The XBRL US letter expressed […more]

XBRL US Comments on SEC Proposal on Modernizing the MD&A

XBRL US responded to the SEC proposal on Management’s Discussion and Analysis, Selected Financial Data, and Supplementary Financial Information. The SEC proposes various reforms to the MD&A and other text-based information in corporate filings, including adding one new section, and eliminating certain sections deemed to be redundant because the reported facts are already available in […more]

XBRL US Comment on Commerce Dept Cross Agency Priority Goal: Leveraging Data as a Strategic Asset

XBRL US submitted a letter responding to a U.S. Commerce Department request for comments on the Cross Agency Priority Goal: Leveraging Data as a Strategic Asset. The Commerce Department notice seeks comment on best strategies and processes for achieving this CAP goal. The Request for Comments seeks input on a 4 part strategy to: Manage government data […more]