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.
USAspending.gov provides information on federal spending, including contracts, grants, and loans. Users can select from several variables--federal agency, state or congressional district involved, product category, and fiscal year, for example. Search results can be viewed as a list or chart. However, the site's data quality has been called into question. The Sunlight Foundation determined that $1.3 trillion in federal spending in 2010 was misreported.