Implement a system whereby each facility that submits data for any program within the federal government be assigned one facility ID. For the purposes of this facility ID system, the federal goivernment should use a consistent definition of facility. Having one umbrella facility ID would make it easier and more efficient for data analysts to use the various data submitted by any given facility and allow easier access, better understanding, and improved usefulness of the data by the public. Furthermore, non-CBI and unclassified data submitted by each facility should be made publically available and timely, via a centralized data repository, for use by government agencies, industry, academia, and the public.
Idea No. 16340