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Budget Cuts Have Negative Effect on Performance.gov

New Performance.gov website faces performance problems of its own, By Joseph Marks, NextGov (08/26/2011).

A last-minute deal between the Obama administration and House Republicans to avert a government shutdown in April cut fiscal 2011 funding for online open government initiatives by more than three quarters to just $8 million.

[An] OMB official said Thursday the administration does not consider the current version of Performance.gov to be compliant with the 2010 Government Performance and Results Modernization Act…

…The current version of Performance.gov does have a search bar, but it is only minimally functional. Searches for the names of federal agencies, such as “defense,” “agriculture” and “transportation” for instance did not turn up any results.

When the funding deal with lawmakers was reached, then-federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra told Congress he would cut two planned open government initiatives and suspend planned improvements to others, including Performance.gov.