As part of the implementation of the DATA Act, this page contains information on the standard data exchange, called the “Digital Accountability Transparency Act Schema” (DATA Act Schema). The data exchange standard leverages industry standards to structure financial and non-financial data with metadata, or supplemental information that describes, explains, locates, or otherwise makes it easier to retrieve and understand the data.
DATA Act Schema Version 0.7 builds off of version 0.6, which incorporated the newly standardized data elements and included the complete set of financial and award data elements required by the DATA Act and FFATA. Version 0.7 provides a comprehensive normative model, or DATA Act Information Model Schema (DAIMS), to represent all spending and related information anticipated, required, or available to support the additional federal spending transparency information required by the DATA Act. Version 0.7 does not include agency submission specifications regarding the file format, content scope, file organization, etc., but rather focuses on including additional semantic and contextual metadata, attributes, and missing elements. Specifically, version 0.7:
The v0.7 release includes the following artifacts:
The diagrams depict the structural relationships and hierarchies of the data fields.
DAIMS Appropriation Account Information Package Diagram
A human-readable listing of the data elements with definitions and other metadata (e.g., data type).
A single downloadable file that contains the XBRL Schema files. The Data Dictionary and the XBRL Schema content are in alignment.
DATA Act Information Model Schema v0.7
The individual XML Schema files are posted for your assurance that the schemas have been unaltered for the v0.7 release.
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