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Transparency Or Transparently Corrupt: What Kind Of Government Do We Want?

Cliff Schecter | Posted 07.18.2011 | Home
Cliff Schecter

I had a client a few years back named Onvia. Onvia provided better and more timely information than the federal government, regarding where stimulus d...

Iraq War Anniversary: Seven Years of Waste, Fraud and Abuse

Robert Greenwald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Robert Greenwald

Thanks to Bush, the invasion and occupation of Iraq has been a massive waste of human life and treasure. Let's not let the Obama administration make the same mistake again in Afghanistan.

White House Changes How It Counts Jobs 'Saved' By Stimulus, Includes Those Not At Risk

ProPublica | Michael Grabell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

When the White House unveiled its nearly $800 billion stimulus package last year, it promised not only to create and save 3.5 million jobs but also to...

Stimulus Saved 30,000 Jobs - With $2.2 Billion In Spending | MICHAEL COOPER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Businesses that got stimulus contracts directly from the federal government reported creating or saving 30,383 jobs so far, according to data publishe...

Layar App Maps Stimulus Money Onto The World Around You

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Layar's new augmented reality app allows iPhone 3G and Android users to see where contract dollars are going in the world around them. S...

Jeff Muskus

Dave Obey Chides Obama Administration For 'Stupid Mistakes' On Stimulus Reporting | Jeff Muskus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A powerful House Democrat used unusually harsh terms to blast the Obama administration's manipulation of stimulus data Monday night, and demanded an h...

Stimulus Report Card: See How The Recovery Act Performed

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The public will get a chance to see in detail how their stimulus money is being spent when data is released about the $787 billion stimulus package on...

Recovery Act Numbers Show Colorado Has Most Jobs Created: Most Went To Outsourcing Firm

The Denver Post | Miles Moffeit and Burt Hubbard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Colorado companies have created more jobs through federal contracts funded with stimulus dollars than companies in every other state, according to the...

Recovery.Gov Lists Stimulus Jobs Saved In Districts That Don't Exist

ABC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Here's a stimulus success story: In Arizona's 9th Congressional District, 30 jobs have been saved or created with just $761,420 in federal stimulus sp...

Stimulus Website Relaunched, Upgraded

Los Angeles Times | Joe Markman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Reporting from Washington - Since February, when the government launched a website,, to provide a window on the federal stimulus package...

Most Interesting Start-up of the Year? The Federal Government

Anil Dash | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Anil Dash

Our government's embrace of the same web technologies that have radically improved productivity in the private sector represents a permanent and fundamental upgrade in the way our government functions.

What We Do Know About the Recovery

Mike Pickett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Mike Pickett

While Recovery.Gov shows where federal funds have been spent, it is not yet tracking the state and local level contracts, where much of the job creation will take place. Description FAIL

Jake Brewer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jake Brewer

Read as stated, this description leads one to believe that the U.S. government spent nearly $1.2M for 2 pounds of ham ...sliced. Still Lacking Complete Transparency

Sunlight Foundation. | Sunlight Foundation | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

As is now showing up all over the social web and news reports, the site - which was set up to help the public hold government accountable...

Federal Stimulus Website Redesign Could Cost $18M

ABC News | Ned Potter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The idea was transparency. If the Obama administration was spending $797 billion as stimulus money to jump-start the economy, end the recession and br...

Another $2.3B Stimulus Accounting Mistake

ProPublica | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

This week, ProPublica received a copy of a section of California's corrected application for State Fiscal Stabilization Funds that fixes an accounting error worth $2.3 billion.

Where To Find Stimulus Contracts

Real Time Investigations, Sunlight Projects | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A company that offers outsourcing services to federal and state governments got a a contract award for $2.8 million in funds from the American Recover...

10 Ways to Change the World Through Social Media

Max Gladwell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Max Gladwell

Our children will inherit a world profoundly changed by the combination of technology and humanity that is social media. Pragmatism and the Nobility of Public Service

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Craig Newmark

I think we're seeing the slow transformation of Washington culture, from the bottom up, by people passionately committed to public service and its transformation. Not Keeping Up with Stimulus Spending

Mike Pickett | Posted 06.16.2014 | Home
Mike Pickett

Not only is Recovery Act funding unclear to the taxpaying American public, it isn't even transparent to those in Washington who are doling out this massive amount of spending.

Private Company Creates Rival To Obama Web Site

The Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

As critics slam the administration's website for a lack of accessible data, a private company has launched a rival -- Onvi...

Tracking Stimulus Cash A Tough Task

Chicago Public Radio | Michael Puente | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The President's $787 billion spending bill will send large chunks of money to Illinois and Indiana. President Obama says he wants transparency in how ...

Recovery.Gov Getting 3,000 Hits Per Second

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The website created by the Obama administration to help taxpayers follow the money -- -- is becoming a new Internet sensation.... the First Step Toward Smart Regulation?

W. David Stephenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
W. David Stephenson

If it becomes the core of an ambitious "smart regulation" switch, could cut corporate costs, improve governmental efficiency, and drastically increase transparency. Transparency and Expectations

The Sunlight Foundation | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Sunlight Foundation

The launch of as an accountability tool for the public exhibits the spirit of President Obama's promise to use the Internet to connect ci...