An item in Fedblog at the Government Executive website notes that Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), who heads the Government Oversight and Reform panel which fostered the DATA Act to passage in the House of Representatives on April 26, 2012, noted that “it’s died in the Senate”. Technically, the Senate bill, sponsored by Mark Warner (D-VA) remains pending in the Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee and no formal action has been scheduled. Due to its broad bipartisan support, passage was predicted for the DATA Act in both the House and Senate. It may simply be that the poison politics of an rough-and-tumble election year are getting in the way of its passage. If passed, the DATA Act will change the landscape of federal assistance reporting significantly affecting research institutions and research administrators as well as federal agencies.
Roger has worked in research administration including pre-award, compliance, conflicts of interest, animal facility and recharge center management, and information systems for more than 25 years. His focus in recent years has been on electronic research information systems, working since 2006 with InfoEd Global and its client institutions in his role as Associate Vice President for Product Management. Roger is an expert in the area of electronic proposal submission and works closely with colleagues through the Federal Demonstration Partnership (FDP), SRA and NCURA sharing information and participating in working groups.