Huffington Post   First Posted: 03/18/10 06:12 AM ET   Updated: 05/25/11 03:15 PM ET

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ELLEN MILLER
Current Status: Open government evangelist  



Changing The Game By: Passionately prying open info about The White House, Congress, and regulatory agencies to make them more transparent. Miller heads the Sunlight Foundation, whose goal is to make it harder for elected officials to hide what they are doing from the public. To make this happen, the group gathers as much information about our government as it can and puts it online, available 24/7. And it makes the facts and figures easier to grasp with a collection of graphs, charts, and interactive tools. A shining example: Its map depicting earmarks across the country, making it harder for states and cities -- and their representatives -- to conceal the pork. 



 

Prizing Cool Apps: Sunlight offered $10,000 to whoever came up with the best app for digging into the mass of information found on Data.gov. The winner was DataMasher.org, which makes comparing state-by-state data -- from cancer hot spots to CO2 emissions -- a snap.







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