Executive Order 13576 (2011)
Executive Order: Delivering an Efficient, Effective and Accountable Government (2011)
After the introduction of spending transparency measures in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, President Obama issued an executive order outlining the creation of the Government Accountability and Transparency Board (GATB) in 2011.
This board was directed to work with the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board, formed in 2009, and provide "strategic direction for enhancing the transparency of Federal spending," including the awarding and use of Federal grants. GATB's responsibilities include studying data sharing tools and creating a set of best practices that can guide the Federal government in its spending transparency reforms. The work of GATB helped to inform the creation of the 2014 DATA Act.