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2.9 Information Quality Act (2000)

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2.9 Information Quality Act (2000)

Section 515 of Public Law 106-554, known as the Information Quality Act, required the [OMB] to promulgate guidance to agencies ensuring the quality, objectivity, utility, and integrity of information (including statistical information) disseminated by Federal agencies. (OMB. Agency Information Quality Guidelines.) OMB's government-wide guidelines, published as interim final on September 28, 2001 (66 F.R. 49718) and finalized on February 22, 2002 (67 F.R. 8452) (Federal Register. Guidelines for Ensuring and Maximizing the Quality, Objectivity, Utility, and Integrity of Information Disseminated by Federal Agencies; Republication. 2/22/2002.), can be found on [Reginfo.gov]. Federal agencies were also required by Section 515 to publish their own agency specific guidelines no later than one year after OMB's guidelines.