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OMB to cut two transparency programs, put improvements on hold

OMB to cut two transparency programs, suspend others, By Joseph Marks, NextGov (05/24/2011).

Two transparency initiatives and numerous improvements to open government programs will be scrapped as a result of a 75 percent funding cut lawmakers agreed to in April to avert a federal shutdown, officials said Tuesday.

…The government’s most visible and popular transparency initiatives will stay in operation, such as USAspending.gov, which tracks government spending on contracts, and the IT Dashboard, which details spending on information technology projects. But planned improvements will be put on hold, according to Kundra’s letter.

Kundra on e-gov cuts: no project unaffected, by Daniel Schuman, Sunlight Foundation (May 24, 2011).

Data quality may suffer….New data will be harder to come by.

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