Transparency: an IT Dashboard

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As promised, federal chief information officer Vivek Kundra (described by the Washington Post as “King of Geek“)  launched an “IT Dashboard” today that provides the public an accessible view of how  individual agencies in the federal government are spending their technology dollars.  Now this is transparency with a purpose!  Previously, this kind of information was available only annually, buried in an obscure table in the OMB budget (see Fiscal Year 2010 supplemental tables for an example).

Federal Computer Week reports that the website will allow users to embed charts and other information on their own websites and that agencies are responsible for updating cost, schedule, and performance information on a monthly basis.

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