Items tagged with "government"

Newsletter for the Reporting Standard of Business and Government

December, 2019 Happy New Year! The stage is set for a great 2020, thanks to the work of our members on critical projects in 2019: Completing the Taxonomy Development Handbook (a multi-year project), the Style Guide and other building blocks to create good quality taxonomies; Building more data quality rules and guidance to give issuers […more]


GREAT Act, for Grants Reporting, Signed into Law

The GREAT (Grants Reporting Efficiency and Transparency) Act, which  calls for data standards in grants reporting, was signed into law by the President on December 30, 2019. Key provisions of the bill include: Section 2. Purpose. The legislation is designed to modernize reporting by Federal grants recipients; implement recommendations of the Office of Management and […more]


GREAT Act Passes House and Senate

The GREAT (Grants Reporting Efficiency and Transparency) Act was passed by both the House and the Senate and now awaits the President’s signature. The GREAT Act calls for data standards in grants reporting, and defines data standards as those that will: “(1) render information reported by recipients of Federal awards fully searchable and machine-readable; “(2) be nonproprietary; […more]


XBRL US Comments on LEI Eligibility for Government Entities

XBRL US submitted a comment letter to the Regulatory Oversight Committee (ROC) in response to a Consultative Document on LEI Eligibility for General Government Entities. Our comment letter made the following points: Collecting government financial data in U.S. markets, in an efficient, automatable fashion is becoming a more likely scenario, given recent initiatives driving greater […more]


October / November Newsletter

October / November 2019 Legislative and Regulatory News ROC of the LEI Seeks Comment on LEI for Government Entities SEC Proposes Inline XBRL for Fee Calculation Tables and Fee Footnotes Senate Passes GREAT (Grant Reporting Efficiency and Agreements) Act SEC Proposes Update of Statistical Disclosures for Banks and Savings and Loan Registrants FASB Proposes Updates […more]


LEI Eligibility for Government Entities – Comment Sought by ROC LEI

The Regulatory Oversight Committee (ROC) for the legal entity identifier (LEI) is seeking comments on its consultative document on LEI Eligibility for General Government Entities. The ROC is an international standard setting body that provides oversight to the Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLIEF). The GLEIF sought guidance from the ROC about the use of […more]


Senate Passes GREAT (Grants Reporting Efficiency & Agreements Transparency) Act

The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Grants Reporting Efficiency and Agreements Transparency (GREAT) Act (H.R. 4887). A Senate version (S. 3834), introduced by Senators James Lankford (OK) and Michael Enzi (WY), was passed by the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.


August/September 2019 Newsletter

August / September 2019 Legislative and Regulatory News SEC Publishes Draft EDGAR Filer Manual for Public Review SEC Analyzes Extension Elements in XBRL Filings SEC Chief Economist Speaks on Big Data at NBER SEC Publishes Compliance and Disclosure Interpretation on Inline XBRL SEC Publishes Modernization of Regulation S-K, Items 101, 103 and 105 Rule Proposal […more]


XBRL US 2nd Release of CAFR Taxonomy for Municipal Reporting in Public Exposure Review

Will County, Illinois, First Local Government to Publish Financials in XBRL Format XBRL US announced today that it is conducting a 60-day public review and comment period for the second release of the Demonstration Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) Taxonomy. The taxonomy, developed by the XBRL US State and Local Government Disclosure Modernization Working Group, […more]


Sunlight Foundation Article: California, Florida Leading the Way to Local Government Fiscal Transparency

Marc Joffe, Senior Research Analyst at the Reason Foundation, and Chair, XBRL US State & Local Government Working Group, authored an article published by the Sunlight Foundation, where he noted: “In May, the California State Senate passed SB 598, the Open Financial Statements Act.  The vote was an important milestone on the way toward opening up […more]