This headline is cheesy, but I can’t resist. ExpectMore.gov is a website from the Office of Management and Budget that was launched last year to provide public reports on the performance of the many federal programs.
You can browse through the list of Performing Programs, which are the ones OMB rates as being from adequate to effective, and the list of Not Performing Programs, which are either ineffective or have not adequately demonstrated results. The website explicitly explains why they gave each program its respective rating, and also explains what actions are to be taken to improve the program. This includes improving programs that are already highly rated; visit the report for the On-going Pest and Disease Management Program as an example.
Wyatt Kash of Government Computer News recently reported in the article “Federal Web site introduces new analysis tools” on the many improvements ExpectMore.gov began rolling out this week. The website discusses on its What’s New page the addition of a CSV (comma space delimited) [ZIP] file containing all the Program Assessment Rating Tool data.
Kash’s article adds, “Programs have also been more thoroughly tagged with up to three identification tags, said Shea, so researchers are likely to get more useful search results.” I didn’t see any information about this during a quick surf of the site, but the article indicated these improvements were just beginning to be introduced. Keep an eye out for more information.
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