Information Quality Act Law and Legal Definition

The Information Quality Act is a federal law that directs the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to issue government-wide guidelines that provide policy and procedural guidance to Federal agencies for ensuring and maximizing the quality, objectivity, utility, and integrity of information disseminated by Federal agencies.

The Information Quality Act creates a mechanism that enables the public to seek and obtain, where appropriate, correction of information disseminated by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) that does not comply with OMB or Department of Defense Information Quality Guidelines. Federal agencies were required by Section 515 of the act to publish their own agency specific guidelines no later than one year after OMB's guidelines.