Thunderpig’s Mirror

Era of Open Government is Here

Posted by Thunder Pig on December 13, 2007

Have you ever wanted to find more information on government spending? Have you ever wondered where federal contracting dollars and grant awards go? Or perhaps you would just like to know, as a citizen, what the government is really doing with your money. The Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006 (Transparency Act) requires a single searchable website, accessible by the public for free that includes for each Federal award:

1. The name of the entity receiving the award;
2. The amount of the award;
3. Information on the award including transaction type, funding agency, etc;
4. The location of the entity receiving the award;
5. A unique identifier of the entity receiving the award.

Source: USA Spending

I have been exploring the website this morning, and almost forgot to post about it until now, and will be posting on some of the stuff I am finding.

Congress Critters will now be much more accountable to the citizenry, and I hope this will help cut down on some of the corruption.

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