July 1st, 2009
11:59 AM ET
5 years ago

Obama administration rolls out 'IT Dashboard'

The Obama administration has premiered a new online tool that allows users to track the federal government's IT investments.
The Obama administration has premiered a new online tool that allows users to track the federal government's IT investments.

WASHINGTON (CNN) – The Obama administration is launching an "IT Dashboard" that increases access to information about the federal government's information technology spending and investment.

Using charts and graphs, the new dashboard displays IT information by federal agency or department. Users can also share or embed the charts on their own Web sites or blogs or on social sites including Facebook, Twitter, and delicious.

The dashboard also allows users to compile their own datasets based on the information available on the site. Once compiled, users can export their custom datasets as spreadsheets or receive the same information as an RSS feed.

The new site also plays host to a number of graphics that visualize for users detailed information about the federal government's IT portfolio.

The new dashboard is located at http://it.usaspending.gov/ and is part of USASpending.gov, a Web site that allows the public to access information about federal spending.

soundoff (55 Responses)
  1. Steve

    Maybe they can measure what percentage of IT work is done here vs the percentage done overseas. These are good jobs that used to here, but aren't anymore.

    July 1, 2009 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  2. Lori

    "The new site also plays host to a number of graphics that visualize for users detailed information about the federal government's IT portfolio."

    It seems like much of the government's IT portfolio is in India and China.

    July 1, 2009 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  3. CT Rez

    Great. Now how about those Czar Salaries that are not in the budget.

    Oh, and those bills you promised would be posted prior to a vote. Yeah, that would be terrific too. MMMM'kkkaayyyy?

    July 1, 2009 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  4. Janice in Mississippi

    "Jose in McAllen Tx July 1st, 2009 12:27 pm ET

    Hey libs, don't get all excited yet and proclaim 'Transparency'. This is only for I.T. expenditures and not an accountability of the total budget."

    Well, isn't that what Bush and Darth Cheney had been doing? You remember, don't you? When they left out the budget of 10 million dollars a month to Iraq?

    July 1, 2009 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  5. DL

    It really bothers the GOP that we actually have a president who is focused on improving America rather than continuing to let the greedy destroy this country. They will fault everything he does, have since the moment he took office. The faster we put these people on the sidelines and fix America, the more irrelevant they become.

    July 1, 2009 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
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