Top 10 Open Government Websites
January 26, 2012 08:00 AM Federal agencies face White House orders to become more transparent. These websites expose new data sets, support public petitions, and reveal where taxpayer money goes.
Launched in June 2009 by (then) federal CIO Vivek Kundra, the IT Dashboard provides general information on more than 7,000 federal IT investments and detailed data on 800 of the government's largest IT projects. Users can compare federal agencies' IT spending over time and search for specific investments. The color-coded Dashboard provides a status report on key projects: yellow means "needs attention," red signals "significant concerns." One drawback is that these are self-evaluations, provided by the agency CIO.