DATA Act Broker Backend
The DATA Act Broker backend is a collection of services that power the DATA Act's central data submission platform.
The website that runs on these services is here: https://broker.usaspending.gov/.
The U.S. Department of the Treasury is building a suite of open-source tools to help federal agencies comply with the DATA Act and to deliver the resulting standardized federal spending information back to agencies and to the public.
One of these tools is the DATA Act Broker. The Broker ingests federal spending data from agency award and financial systems, validates it, and standardizes it against the common DATA Act model. Treasury will make a hosted version of the Broker freely available to agencies. Alternately, agencies can take this code and run the Broker locally.
The Broker contains:
- The DATA Act core: common models and services used by the Broker
- The Broker's application programming interface (API): data submission API
- The DATA Act validator: data validation service
- The Broker website: data submission and reporting website powered by the above
The first three items compose the Broker's backend and are maintained in this repository. For details about any of the above, please follow the links to their individual README files.
Using the DATA Act Broker
Using Treasury's Hosted Broker
If you're from a federal agency that will use Treasury's hosted DATA Act broker, you can probably stop reading here. Instead, visit the Broker's website to request a user account.
Installing the Broker Locally
If you want to install the software on your own machine, follow the instructions on our DATA Broker install guide.