NPP's Work: Spotlight on Transparency and Data

Last month the National Priorities Project re-launched a major portion of our website, organizing our federal budget research content into eight issue areas:

  • Education
  • Transparency and Data
  • Military and Security
  • Taxes and Revenue
  • Debt and Deficit
  • Budget Process
  • Health Care
  • Social Insurance, Earned Benefits, and Entitlements

This week, we bring you highlights on NPP's ongoing work to make federal budget data more transparent:

In 1983, the U.S. government began publishing a complete report of federal spending in every state, county, and congressional district. In 2012, it stopped. We rely on open data every day to make the federal budget accessible. Our key work on open data is fourfold:

  1. Providing meaning and context
  2. Creating open data
  3. Watchdogging open data
  4. Advocating for better open data

For more on our transparency and data work, check out our video and factsheet

We'll continue to shine the spotlight on our other areas of work in the weeks to come. In the meantime, check out updated website for factsheets, interactive rools, and local federal budget data.