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November 2016

OIRA Reiterates: The Data Quality Act “applies to all information disseminated from Federal websites”

Editor’s Note: Memorandum M-17-06, Policies for Federal Agency Public Websites and Digital Services, signed the Director of OMB, the Administrator of OIRA, and the Federal CIO is available here. Below is an excerpt. Cross-posted from OIRA Watch.

From: The White House

11. Ensure Information Quality and Accuracy

The Internet enables agencies to communicate information quickly and easily to a wide audience, which, while of great benefit to society, also increases the potential harm that can result from disseminating incorrect information. Taking this into account, information disseminated from Federal Government websites and digital services, or from third-party services on behalf of the Government, is expected to be authoritative and reliable.