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US Government Seeks IT Help To Track Stimulus Funds

Monday, May 4, 2009

At Recovery.gov this week, there's a YouTube video best described as a plea for help. Earl Devaney, chairman of the federal government's Recovery Act Transparency and Accountability Board, asks that "leading IT businesses, thought leaders, developers, and consumers" join an online discussion to "influence how Recovery.gov is built and operated."

There's a big opportunity for IT vendors to participate in the creation of the $84 million Web site, as well as creative, thoughtful, and technically minded citizens. And Recovery.gov really does need good input. For starters, 29 federal agencies are being asked to report in RSS or Atom data-feed format, beginning in July, the details of all contracts and grants they award using funds from the $787 billion stimulus package President Obama signed in February, down to the subrecipient level.

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