Thursday, July 02, 2009

.gov Enters Primetime

A good first step to government transparency regarding the 70 billion spent it spends on IT has arrived in the guise of USAspending.gov.

"Vivek Kundra, the federal chief information officer, on Tuesday announced a new Web site designed to track more than $70 billion in government information technology spending, showing all contracts held by major firms within every agency."

Data Gov, another government site beginning to shed light on datasets ranging from National Science Foundation content to the US Patent Office went live last week. Quite a change from the BA I must say. :)

Now if this tech transparency was applied to Wall Street, the benefits accrued for the US goes beyond description.
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