Subpart 3—Common Provisions
DATA EXCHANGE STANDARDS FOR IMPROVED INTEROPERABILITY
Sec. 440. [42 U.S.C. 629m] (a) Designation.—The Secretary shall, in consultation with an interagency work group established by the Office of Management and Budget and considering State government perspectives, by rule, designate data exchange standards to govern, under this part and part E—
(1) necessary categories of information that State agencies operating programs under State plans approved under this part are required under applicable Federal law to electronically exchange with another State agency; and
(2) Federal reporting and data exchange required under applicable Federal law.
(b) Requirements.—The data exchange standards required by paragraph (1) shall, to the extent practicable—
(1) incorporate a widely accepted, non-proprietary, searchable, computer-readable format, such as the Extensible Markup Language;
(2) contain interoperable standards developed and maintained by intergovernmental partnerships, such as the National Information Exchange Model;
(3) incorporate interoperable standards developed and maintained by Federal entities with authority over contracting and financial assistance;
(4) be consistent with and implement applicable accounting principles;
(5) be implemented in a manner that is cost-effective and improves program efficiency and effectiveness; and
(6) be capable of being continually upgraded as necessary.
(c) RULE OF CONSTRUCTION.—Nothing in this subsection shall be construed to require a change to existing data exchange standards found to be effective and efficient.
 P.L. 112-34, §105(a), added this new Subpart 3, §440 , effective October 1, 2012 and applicable with respect to information required to be reported on or after October 1, 2012.
 P.L. 112-34, §105(a), added section 440, effective October 1, 2012, applicable with respect to information required to be reported on or after October 1, 2012.
P.L. 115–123, §50771(a), struck the header and inserted a new header; struck section 440 and inserted a new section 440. See Vol. II, P.L. 115–123, §50771(b) for deadline for implementation regulations (February 9, 2020).