DATA Act Information Model Schema (DAIMS) v1.2
Version 1.2 of the DAIMS architecture is the current release and includes the data standard conceptual model, specifications, and schema management. The DAIMS architecture is designed to meet the needs of the business users and technical systems.
It serves as the foundation for the DAIMS data standards. It is extensible through domain, component, element, and metadata. Additional descriptive content on the DAIMS architecture will be released as necessary.
DAIMS Document Release v1.2
- Release Notes v1.2 - provides a summary of changes for this release.
- DAIMS 1.2 Document ZIP - provides all the DAIMS documents (Overview, Architecture, Information Flow, RSS, IDD, Validation Rules, Sample Files, and File Diagrams) in a single downloadable zip file. For more information on each of these documents, see below.
- DAIMS Overview - provides an overview of the data standards and data architecture.
- DAIMS Architecture - provides an overview of the data standards and data architecture.
- Information Flow - provides an overview of the reporting timeframes and sources of the data included in the DAIMS across the federal enterprise.
DAIMS Reporting Guidance includes:
Reporting Submission Specification (RSS) - includes a listing of the data elements with specific instructions for federal agencies to submit content in the appropriate format.
The RSS is a human-readable version of the data standards. The previously separate Terse Labels (shortened versions of the data element names), Domain Values (permissible values for a sub-set of the DAIMS data elements), and DAIMS Diagrams (visual representations of how the data elements from the RSS fit together in context) have been incorporated to improve usability.
Interface Definition Document (IDD) - contains a listing of the elements, with supporting metadata, that explain what data will be pulled from government-wide systems for procurement and sub-awards and from the Broker itself (via FABS) for financial assistance.
The IDD is a human-readable version of the data standard for the award related content. The previously separate Terse Labels (shortened versions of the data element names) and DAIMS Diagrams (visual representations of how the data elements from the IDD fit together in context) have been incorporated to improve usability.
Validation Rules - documents the business rules employed by the DATA Act Broker for field and cross-file validations.
Practices and Procedures - provides the general practices and procedures for submitting, validating, and understanding the reporting of submissions to the DATA Act Broker.
Sample Submission Files
Sample files include examples to illustrate the format of agency submission files.
- FABS: Financial Assistance data
- File A: Appropriation Account data
- File B: Object Class and Program Activity data
- File C: Award Financial data
Diagrams showing the data model for RSS and IDD files.
DAIMS Documents for Consumers Includes:
- Online Data Dictionary - contains a comprehensive list of data elements with definitions and some associated metadata.
- XBRL Schema File - provides a machine-readable version of the data standards that include accounting-related and award-related content.
- Consumption-Focused Metadata (CFM) - contains a listing of the elements with supporting metadata explaining how submission and outlay data is compiled for consumption. The CFM is a human-readable version of the data standard for consumption related content.
- Consumption Focused File Diagram - diagram showing the data model for data sources of the USAspending website.
XBRL Schema Releases
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|Schema Version||Release Date||Implementation Date||Zipped Release with Notes|
|1.2||Dec 22, 2017||May 18, 2018||Schema v1.2 zip|
|1.1||Jun 30, 2017||Sep 27, 2017||Schema 1.1 zip|
|1.0||Apr 29, 2016||Apr 1, 2017||Schema 1.0 zip|
Data Definition Standards
The FFATA and DATA Act outline the required information for federal spending transparency reporting. These requirements were translated into core data definition standards that were standardized with feedback from the federal community and external stakeholders. View the finalized definitions and background information for these elements.
Last modified 08/30/19