Wondering where your tax dollars are going?
USAspending.gov, a website devoted to transparency on government spending, has a new IT Dashboard. Now anyone with an internet connection can access data on federal technology spending. The dashboard includes information on top contractors as well as the performance of various federal IT projects (green means good, red means in trouble). There are a number of charts and other visuals to illustrate where the money is being spent. The site, commissioned by the Obama Administration, refers to itself as "A journey towards greater Transparency and Accountability." According to analysts, this information has been public for years, but not in such a centralized, accessible form.
For another view, listen to the administration's CIO talking about the dashboard...
Curt Finch is the founder & CEO of a resource management software company.