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Government Transparency: Efforts to Improve Information on Federal Spending

Description: Testimony issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins "The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and other federal agencies have taken steps to improve federal spending data available on USAspending.gov. This effort to publicly display comprehensive data arose from the federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006, which required OMB to establish a free, publicly accessible website containing data on federal awards and subawards. OMB launched USAspending.gov in December 2007 to meet these requirements. As GAO reported in 2010, while OMB had satisfied most of the requirements associated with the act, such as establishing the site with required data elements and search capability, it had only partially satisfied the requirement to establish a pilot program to test the collection and display of subaward data and had not met the requirements to include subaward data by January 2009, or to report to Congress on the site’s usage. Also, GAO found that from a sample of 100 awards on USAspending.gov, each award had at least one data error and that USAspending.gov did not include information on grants from programs at 9 agencies for fiscal year 2008. Subsequently, OMB and agencies have taken steps to improve the site and the quality of its data through increased agency-level accountability and government-wide improvements. These efforts include directing agencies to appoint a senior-level official to be accountable for the quality of federal spending information disseminated on public websites, and increasing the use of automated tools. However, OMB has not yet implemented plans to create a data quality dashboard on USAspending.gov and has produced only one of the required annual reports to Congress on usage of the site."
Date: July 18, 2012
Creator: United States. Government Accountability Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

CIO.gov

Description: This website contains information about the Chief Information Officers Councils, which use innovative information technology (IT) in order to promote governmental transparency, accountability, and public participation. It includes resources related to Federal IT and information about the work of the government to close the technology gap between the public and private sectors.
Date: 2011
Creator: Chief Information Officers Council (U.S.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Recovery.gov

Description: Website for the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board, a non-partisan, non-political agency established by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) intended to provide information and oversight related to the distribution and spending of Hurricane Sandy funds. It contains information about the board's activities, as well as funding data and information for funding recipients.
Date: 2015
Creator: United States. Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board.
Partner: UNT Libraries Digital Projects Unit

Recovery.gov [2009-2015]

Description: Website for the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board, a non-partisan, non-political agency established by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) intended to provide information and oversight related to the distribution and spending of Hurricane Sandy funds. It contains information about the board's activities, as well as funding data and information for funding recipients. This archive includes multiple captures of the Recovery.gov domain over the course of six years.
Date: 2009/2015
Creator: United States. Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board.
Partner: UNT Libraries Digital Projects Unit