United States

Government Accountability and Transparency

Open government legislation like The Digital Accountability and Transparency Act of 2014 (DATA Act) will significantly increase publicly-available spending information which will require even greater government accountability and transparency. Computing power doubles every 18 to 24 months, and government has the capability to analyze structured, semi-structured, and unstructured data. The analytical practices of data mining, continuous monitoring, and predictive analytics can support and improve governments’ fight against improper payments, fraud, waste, and abuse.