All information disseminated by the Department must comply with basic standards of quality to ensure and maximize its objectivity, utility, integrity, and quality. The Department will ensure that information disseminated will be developed from reliable methods and data sources and will otherwise ensure information quality at each stage of information development. The Department’s methods for producing quality information will be made transparent, to the maximum extent practicable, through:
Information released by the Department will be developed only from reliable data sources based on accepted practices and policies, utilizing accepted methods for information collection and verification. It will be reproducible to the fullest extent possible. Influential information will be produced with a high degree of transparency about data and methods.
The following list provides governing authorities for the Information Quality Act.