The White House, with the help of the General Services Administration, launched the site this morning. Sources say the site is using similar technology behind the USAspending.gov site to track federal contracts and grants.
James J. Baker Author September 21st, 2009
My guest panel includes veteran OMB official Frank Reeder & former USPS CIO Bob Otto
One of the Obama administration’s biggest partners when it comes to the use of technology for open government, the Sunlight Foundation, is questioning whether the push for gov 2.0 is running out of steam. Ellen Miller, Sunlight’s executive director, calls the open data plans disappointing because 12 of 30 agencies didn’t list any data sets for release. Federal CTO Aneesh Chopra said he welcomes the criticism.
A watchdog group has uncovered massive reporting errors in data on USASpending.gov. The Sunlight Foundation says that accounts for half of the government spending data reported last year. After spending over a year looking at the reports on USA Spending.gov, Sunlight’s web developer Kaitlin Lee says they’ve launched ClearSpending.com to demonstrate their findings.
On the chopping block are the government’s transparency programs and websites like USAspending.gov and Data.gov.
OMB detailed its plans for using the $8 million E-Government Fund in a letter to Sen. Tom Carper. The administration will shut down two projects and reduce the functionalities of the others.
Guy Timberlake, chief visionary officer of the American Small Business Coalition joins host Markt Amtower to talk about the organization, and how it helps companies that want to do business with the government. May 30, 2011 (Encore presentation June 6, 2011)
OMB Watch and 30 other open-gov groups are asking Congress to restore funding to the E-Government Fund.
Kaitlin Lee, senior developer for the Sunlight Foundation, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss the group’s recent ”ClearSpending” report, which found that agencies misreport data on USASpending.gov.