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. Lynn

    I'd much rather have President Obama's transparency than former President Bush's ANY DAY!

    July 1, 2009 01:00 pm at 1:00 pm |
  2. changing my screen name to see if it helps getting my comments posted

    @ Jaz in Chitown,

    What about how the Rebuplicans got their constituents to believe socialism=communsim, or how they get their constituents to go to the beat of the drum for less government spending but a larger military budget, or how they consistently get poor uneducated people to vote against their best economic interests?

    Don't any of those count?

    July 1, 2009 01:01 pm at 1:01 pm |
  3. The kool-aid is starting to sour in MA

    @jeff

    I am a dem from the democratic state of MA and let me tell you it isn't just the repubs who are upset with this President.

    He has broken or is in the process of breaking so many campaign promises my head hurts. I voted for the man (after Hillary was out) but he is starting to make me wish I stayed home that day.

    Cap and trade...can you all afford to pay double what your paying now in electricity? Just a sneaky way to get a tax increase in. If he taxes our health care plans (something while he was candidate said he wouldn't do yet now may do) that would tax the middle class.

    That is just two (2) examples. What about the 5 day rule before voting and passing a law....gone!

    The kool-aid I was forced to drink (after Hillary was shafted) is starting to sour!

    July 1, 2009 01:06 pm at 1:06 pm |
  4. dominican mama 4 Obama

    @ robin

    So if your husband (if you have one) admitted to you that he is being unfaithful to you, you would clap him on the back and say that he is being a man by confessing to his cheating? Not my definition of manhood. Being a man would entail keeping it in your pants in regards to other women/men if you're married.

    July 1, 2009 01:14 pm at 1:14 pm |
  5. LacrosseMom

    Its important to have information! So that we, the People, can see for ourselves what is actually being done, that way the GOP-liars can not fool us again!

    July 1, 2009 01:16 pm at 1:16 pm |
  6. LacrosseMom

    @ Robin.......... A LIAR & a CHEAT ........ whether under oath or not....... IS still a LIAR AND A CHEAT!

    Do we need to list the GOP's Adulterer's Roster?????

    July 1, 2009 01:17 pm at 1:17 pm |
  7. General Sherman fromthegrave

    Thank you President Obama,now please let me finish the job I started over a hundred years ago.

    July 1, 2009 01:23 pm at 1:23 pm |
  8. Nelson Colorado Springs Co.

    Good job, but what is other on the chart?

    July 1, 2009 01:27 pm at 1:27 pm |
  9. dominican mama 4 Obama

    @ Proud Member...Party of No:

    Your moniker says it all: No, No No. You'll be wearing it for at least 4 years, hope you enjoy living in your negative world. tsk, tsk.

    July 1, 2009 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
  10. george cook

    ALL I would like to see MR PRESIDENT......is an honest chart on the TAX LEVY you are or are about to....place on the average American Tax Paying Citizen....as a result of your ABSURD :"SPENDING SPREE!" Transparent, Oh Sure........Working, Oh Sure....Trust Me, Oh Sure......Can't get things done "as quickly:" as I PROMISED YOU in my Election Campaign PROMISES....U BET ....MR PRESIDENT...it's not the 2 step you are doing....ITS the 5-10-15 Step Backward Dance you are doing. Promises are supposed to be KEPT last time I checked Mr. President. GOOD LUCK

    July 1, 2009 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
  11. Willy Brown

    The resident in the white house is making his administration and the USA look so unprofessional kind of like a community calendar. 2012 can’t come soon enough.

    July 1, 2009 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
  12. WhoCares?

    Do conservatives hate everything?

    I find their attitude on life really pathetic.

    The person that hates never helps...and that is why the Libs are having to do everything now.

    But we got our 60 now so hopefully we can stuff these Republicans in a storage locker somewhere and get down to fixing this country...instead of bombing others.

    July 1, 2009 01:32 pm at 1:32 pm |
  13. Not Buying IT

    transparency.....who is this guy fooling....oh yeah....OBAMABOTS. His NON-stimulus bill was passed without giving anyone a chance to read it. His Energy Tax bill on All Americans had 300 pages added to it the morning just before the vote so no one could read it.

    July 1, 2009 01:33 pm at 1:33 pm |
  14. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA

    This is a 21st century Administration. Last week, the Pentagon finally created CYBERCOM to combat cyber terrorism threats. This new website will allow us to see how efficient the new military command post is and how much it's costing the taxpayer. I love it!

    July 1, 2009 01:37 pm at 1:37 pm |
  15. Fair is Fair

    Dutch/Bad Newz, VA July 1st, 2009 12:14 pm ET

    More transparency. Efficient at that.
    ___________________

    Yeah... transparency. 1100-page energy bill, with 350 pages of ammendments added at 3 AM the morning it was voted on. Translucency is more like it.

    July 1, 2009 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
  16. SlowGun

    @awaitingliberalizationbyCNN July 1st, 2009 12:49 pm ET

    They ought to put out a Obama Failure Dashboard, but there are so many.

    -----------------------------

    Hey awaitingliberalizationbyCNN,

    How about you provide us with a couple?
    Or is this the extent of your knowledge...a one line statement lacking any examples, or facts?

    July 1, 2009 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |
  17. Marc

    Jaz in Chitown – You're kidding right? You conservatives bought the Palin 'thanks but no thanks' stunt and kept endorsing it even after it was debunked, you rallied with her and shouted those vile, false and racist words against the then Dem candidate Barack Obama and went to the length of considering yourselves more 'Americans' than the other ones.
    And we're the easiest bunch of people to play?
    A tip: your meds aren't working today...

    July 1, 2009 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |
  18. RGB in MN

    A dashboard? Please. How about something tangible like lowering taxes, entitlemets and frivolous malpractice lawsuits by trial lawyers..

    July 1, 2009 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  19. Randy

    Does it shows that everything he has done has failed? Does it show housing going way down, unemployment going up, BKs going up and his poll numbers going down. Does it show that this goofball hippy has created more debt in 6months than has been done in 200 years

    July 1, 2009 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  20. SlowGun

    @Robin July 1st, 2009 12:26 pm ET

    Sanford is being a man and admitting his mistakes (many). He is not lying under oath like the Democratic Hero, Bill Clinton

    ---------------------------–

    So, that's what makes you a man. You can cheat on your wife, but as long as you admit it...Robin thinks you're a man.

    Anyone else having a hard time with these so called Rebuplican family values?

    July 1, 2009 02:23 pm at 2:23 pm |
  21. Marcus, Great Lakes Illinois

    Wow! I can understand how some of you are never invited to a party as you can't find a positive in anything or anyone. Pity that you are going to have to take those anti depressants for the next 3+ years.

    The President delivered on his promise enough said.

    July 1, 2009 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  22. Hugo

    Yes, yes advanced technology yes I see it! This is just another way the government can feed you exactly what they want you to see, hear, believe and touch without any opposition! Excellent transparency from a see-thru president, you truly are my hero Obamamancan! Speaking of transparency, I still would like for you to produce for the American people your passport, school records etc. Food for thought, if President Obama applied at a school as a foreign student and received federally subsidized grants or loans as such, would that be fraud?

    July 1, 2009 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  23. Bo Perdue

    How many zillions did this cost for the TARP?

    July 1, 2009 02:33 pm at 2:33 pm |
  24. dominican mama 4 Obama

    @ jeff:

    Well said!

    July 1, 2009 02:37 pm at 2:37 pm |
  25. Steve (the real one)

    Dick Andrews July 1st, 2009 12:31 pm ET
    Fantastic!!. The best goverment in our history.
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    After just 6 months? Well let me ask you this. When are we getting the five days to review any bills BEFORE it is signed into law? Transparency or invisiable (can't see it because it don't exist)?

    July 1, 2009 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
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