On September 13, 2018, XBRL US submitted a comment letter in response to the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) request for information on a proposed public/private partnership called the Government Effectiveness Advanced Research (GEAR) Center. The goals of the GEAR Center are stated as “re-imagining possibilities for how citizens interact with the Government; rethinking the delivery of citizen services and data; reforming core processes (e.g., procurement, budget, IT investment and capital allocation”.
We believe that the goals of the GEAR Center speak directly to the importance of data as a strategic asset, for federal, state, and local government entities. Our letter recommends that a core strategy for the GEAR Center should be the development and implementation of government-wide standards for processes and data collected, financial and non-financial.
Learn about the GEAR Center and read the RFI: https://www.performance.gov/GEARcenter/