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Looking for government transparency April 3, 2009

Posted by civsource in Economy, Technology.
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recovery_gov_symbolWhen the Obama Administration started working on the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, (ARRA) they knew transparency and open government had to be one of the bill’s hallmarks. The administration also knew that a significant amount of that transparency was going to be left up to state and local officials.

According to the latest figures from the Office of Management and Budget, about half a trillion dollars is going to be injected into the economy in the form of spending – most of which will go directly to state and local government. Beyond budget and public finance officials a significant burden is being placed on state information officers. Technology is being leveraged to wash government’s hands. (more…)