Federal IT Dashboard – USA Spending

Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006 (S.2590)

The bill was introduced by Senator Tom Coburn, and Senators Barack Obama, Tom Carper and John McCain on April 6, 2006.[1]

The Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006 (S. 2590)[2] is an Act of Congress that requires the full disclosure to the public of all entities or organizations receiving federal funds beginning in fiscal year (FY) 2007. The website USAspending.gov opened in December 2007 as a result of the act, and is maintained by the Office of Management and Budget. The Congressional Budget Office estimates S. 2590 will cost $15 million over its authorized time period of 2007–2011.[3]

See where your 70 $ Billion IT spend in 2009 is going. Analyze and understand if your money could be put to better use, or the Citizens are getting what they deserve.

To read the data, one must realize that there are initiatives and investment directed at projects. By auditing the initiatives, a lot of murky projects can be discovered. Already VA has discovered about 45 such projects and immediately they have been put on hold. More such muck is bound to emerge in other agencies.

In this entire scheme of making things transparent, exists segment architecture that gets defined  by the “Federal Segment Architecture Methodology” (FSAM). 


Accountability Transparency

Accountability Transparency

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