Thursday, February 19, 2009

Recovery.gov

Recovery.gov is a government website setup to track the economic recovery. See the full text of the stimulus law and various graphs and charts about the spending. Government openness at a new level is a good thing.

"As the centerpiece of the President’s commitment to transparency and accountability, Recovery.gov will feature information on how the Act is working, tools to help you hold the government accountable, and up-to-date data on the expenditure of funds. The site will include information about Federal grant awards and contracts as well as formula grant allocations. Federal agencies will provide data on how they are using the money, and eventually, prime recipients of Federal funding will provide information on how they are using their Federal funds.  On our end, we will use interactive graphics to illustrate where the money is going, as well as estimates of how many jobs are being created, and where they are located. And there will be search capability to make it easier for you to track the funds."

5 comments:

paul said...

I wonder what Joe the Plumber will think of this.

Seth said...

I don't like to get cynical about the O-man, but this is likely as much PR as transparency. A bulwark against the inevitable claim from the right that the stimulus isn't working. But I'll take my transparency any way I can get it.

Howard said...

I look forward to fighting the right with facts.

Seth said...

When has that ever worked?

Howard said...

When has the government tried it?