Department of the Treasury

M-13-13 Milestone 9 - November 30th 2015

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Leading Indicators

These indicators are reviewed by the Office of Management and Budget

Review Status complete
Reviewer Rebecca Williams
Last Updated January 11, 2016, 2:44 pm EST by Justin Grimes

Assessment Summary

The Treasury Department should be applauded for the increase in their licensing documentation, having 100% valid data.json, successfully pointing to for a human-readable list of all datasets at [agency].gov/data, and providing an up-to-date Data Publication Process on the /digitalstrategy page.

The Department of Treasury must provide a transparent two-way feedback mechanism on their website/digital strategy page. The DATA ACT team is commended for its site and efforts to gather feedback from the user community of federal spending data.

The Treasury Department needs to address the following issues in their Enterprise Data Inventory: * Provides a public EDI file, but fails to: update it for this quarter (only public datasets were added), provide it in the correct format (a minor point: the public EDI should be at /data.json not a separate file at /enterprise_data_inventory.json, include explanations for redacted material * Fails to document any outstanding APIs * Fails to organize data assets in to Collections * Fails to document all non-public and restricted datasets, redactions, restrictive licenses and provides an explanation for non-disclosure (in the rights field)

Inventory Composition

Public Dataset Status

Dataset Link Quality

Status Indicator Automated Metrics
Overall Progress this Milestone
Inventory Updated this Quarter
523 Number of Datasets
5 Number of APIs
Schedule Delivered Crawl details
10 Bureaus represented
16 Programs represented
236 Number of public datasets
3 Number of restricted public datasets
194 Number of non-public datasets
Inventory > Public listing
29% Percentage growth in records since last quarter
1490 Spot Check - datasets listed by search engine
Agency provides a public Enterprise Data Inventory on
61.2% License specified Crawl details
Status Indicator Automated Metrics
Overall Progress this Milestone
237 Number of Datasets Crawl details
Number of Collections Crawl details
237 Number of Public Datasets with File Downloads Crawl details
5 Number of APIs Crawl details
526 Total number of access and download links Crawl details
Quality Check: Links are sufficiently working Crawl details
223 Quality Check: Accessible links Crawl details
284 Quality Check: Redirected links Crawl details
8 Quality Check: Error links Crawl details
11 Quality Check: Broken links Crawl details
15% Percentage growth in records since last quarter
100% Valid Metadata Crawl details
/data exists Crawl details
/data.json Crawl details
Harvested by
3995 Views on for the quarter
Status Indicator Automated Metrics
Overall Progress this Milestone
Description of feedback mechanism delivered Crawl details
Data release is prioritized through public engagement
Feedback loop is closed, 2 way communication
Link to or description of Feedback Mechanism
Status Indicator Automated Metrics
Overall Progress this Milestone
Data Publication Process Delivered Crawl details
Information that should not to be made public is documented with agency's OGC
Status Indicator Automated Metrics
Overall Progress this Milestone
See below Open Data Primary Point of Contact
POCs identified for required responsibilities
Status Indicator Automated Metrics
Overall Progress this Milestone
Identified 5 data improvements for this quarter
See below Primary Uses
Working closely with the IRS and other government agencies, private sector service organizations, and the scholarly community, NCCS builds compatible national, state, and regional databases and develops uniform standards for reporting on the activities of charitable organizations. The Tax Policy Center estimates the revenue and distributional impact of tax proposals using a state-of-the-art microsimulation model of the federal tax system. Our searchable database includes distribution tables that show how proposals alter tax liabilities and after-tax income, by dollar income class and by percentiles of the income distribution. The Tax Policy Center also periodically estimate the distribution of various federal taxes under current law, show how recent tax changes have altered that distribution, and examine other important issues such as the impact of the individual alternative minimum tax (AMT) and the distribution of the estate tax under current law and alternative policy options. The NBER Public Economics Program studies the effects of taxation and government expenditure programs at the federal, state, and local levels. One ongoing activity of this program is the development of the NBER TAXSIM model, a computer simulation model that uses publicly available data to project the effects of alternative tax rules. The Thomas A. Roe Institute for Economic Policy Studies scholars publish research on a wide range of economic issues including fiscal policy, entitlements, federal spending, energy, environment, regulation, and tax policy. Policy emphasis is placed on limited government and free enterprise. Scholars frequently brief policymakers in Congress and are regularly sought as speakers on economic issues. The work of the Institute combines traditional, original policy research U.S. Mint Data is used to create content for monthly magazine, weekly news updates, eNewsletters, their website, and mobile apps. Information is used to gauge user sentiment on desirability of holding precious metals.
Value or impact of data
See below Primary data discovery channels
Internal Revenue Service: Direct email contact with individuals in SOI division US Mint: Agency Website • portal • Numismatic Magazines and Websites (e.g. Coin World, CoinAge)
See below User suggestions on improving data usability
Internal Revenue Service: Provide data dictionary or Provide the data as csv formatted plain text file
See below User suggestions on additional data releases
Internal Revenue Service: More granular dataset should be released.
Digital Analytics Program on /data

Automated Metrics

These metrics are generated by an automated analysis that runs every 24 hours until the end of the quarter at which point they become a historical snapshot

Expected Data.json URL (From Directory)
Resolved Data.json URL
Number of Redirects 3 redirects
HTTP Status 200
Content Type application/json
Valid JSON Valid
Detected Data.json Schema federal-v1.1
Datasets with Valid Metadata 100%(237 of 237)
Valid Schema Valid
Datasets 237
Number of Collections 0
Datasets with Distribution URLs 100% (237 of 237)
Datasets with Download URLs 100% (237 of 237)
Total Distribution URLs 526
Total Download URLs 274
Total APIs 5
Public Datasets 237
Restricted Public Datasets 0
Non-public Datasets 0
Bureaus Represented 10
Programs Represented 17
License Specified 61.2% (145 of 237)
Datasets with Redactions 0.0% (0 of 237)
Redactions without explanation (rights field) 0.0% (0 of 237)
File Size 458.79KB
Last modified Monday, 30-Nov-2015 17:52:23 EST
Last crawl Monday, 30-Nov-2015 23:10:06 EST
Analyze archive copies Analyze archive from 2015-11-30
Nearby Daily Crawls
/data page
Expected /data URL (From Directory)
Resolved /data URL
Redirects 3 redirects
HTTP Status 200
Content Type text/html; charset=utf-8
Last modified Monday, 30-Nov-2015 23:10:02 EST
Last crawl Monday, 30-Nov-2015 23:10:03 EST
Expected /digitalstrategy.json URL (From Directory)
Resolved /digitalstrategy.json URL
Redirects 4 redirects
HTTP Status 200
Content Type application/json
Valid JSON Valid
Last modified Monday, 24-Aug-2015 13:36:23 EDT
Last crawl Monday, 30-Nov-2015 23:10:03 EST
Digital Strategy

Date specified: Tuesday, 25-Nov-2014 16:36:11 EST

Date of digitalstrategy.json file: Monday, 24-Aug-2015 13:36:23 EDT

1.2.4 Develop Data Inventory Schedule - Summary

Summarize the Inventory Schedule

Treasury Bureaus are working to complete the Enterprise Dataset Inventory.

1.2.5 Develop Data Inventory Schedule - Milestones

1.2.6 Develop Customer Feedback Process

Describe the agency's process to engage with customers

The customers can connect with Treasury by:
Email to for all feedback/inquires related to the Open Data Executive Order and Digital Government Strategy.
Subscribing to the RSS Feeds of the blogs at
Choose to receive the updates via emails.
Connect via social media. The details are at
Contact various offices and bureaus. The details are at Treasury

1.2.7 Develop Data Publication Process

Describe the agency's data publication process

Identify: The data set for public publication will be identified based on inputs from the data owner community and the data consumer community. Engaging with the data consumer (also referred to as the customer) using the process outlined in the “Customer Engagement Process” section helps to determine the data sets and the fields that comprise the data set.
Review: The data set must be reviewed by relevant officials from:Business Data Owner and System Owner, Office of Privacy and General Counsel, Security
Publish: Create metadata for the data set, provide data context description.