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Blog - /blog/2015/06/15/how-data-act-implementation-opening-federal-spending/
- In May 2014, President Obama signed the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act (DATA Act) into law. Once implemented, the DATA Act will make it easier to understand how the federal government spe...
Blog - /blog/2013/12/06/national-action-plan-spending-transparency-gaps/
- The Open Government National Action Plan 2.0 is a good starting point for addressing the gaps in federal spending transparency, but much work remains.
Guide - /guides/federal-budget-tipsheet-transparency-and-data/
June 11, 2015 - Americans have a right to know how their federal tax dollars are being spent. In every state, a complex network of federal employees and federal contractors and grantees provide vital services that en...
Blog - /blog/2014/12/23/top-14-moments-2014/
Dec. 23, 2014 - As we approach the end of another year, the team here at National Priorities Project has been looking back at our victories and favorite moments from the past twelve months.
Blog - /blog/2014/10/21/spotlight-npps-data-transparency-voters-guide/
Oct. 21, 2014 - This week, following on the release of NPP’s new State Smart website that allows you to see how federal dollars flow to and from your state, we’re spotlighting our Data Transparency voter&...
Blog - /blog/2014/10/03/npp-us-treasury-heres-why-spending-data-matters/
Oct. 3, 2014 - NPP presented its outside-the-Beltway perspective on federal spending data to the U.S. Treasury Department.
Blog - /blog/2014/06/04/transparency-camp-government-spending-and-data-act/
June 4, 2014 - Federal spending transparency advocates gathered at Transparency Camp 2014 to hear the latest on the DATA Act and how to make it a success.
Blog - /blog/2014/04/30/government-spending-data-act-and-end-yada-yada/
May 2, 2014 - Congress authorizes spending and yada yada yada, Treasury cuts checks. The DATA Act says we can do better when it comes to tracking government spending.
Blog - /blog/2014/02/20/international-open-data-day-2014/
Feb. 20, 2014 - February 22 is International Open Data Day. Celebrate by checking out some of NPP's open data tools.
Blog - /blog/2014/01/28/federal-spending-missing-money/
Jan. 28, 2014 - NPP visited DC to advocate for federal spending data that captures the flow of federal money to states and communities.
Analysis - /analysis/2013/will-national-action-plan-reverse-decline-spending-transparency/
Dec. 9, 2013 - Version 2.0 of the White House's Open Government National Action Plan commits to shining more sunlight on how the federal government spends our money. We applaud this focus, but a good deal of work re...
Blog - /blog/2013/11/06/big-day-data-act/
Nov. 6, 2013 - We don't have a complete picture of where our tax dollars are going or who gets them. The DATA Act is part of the fix to this problem.
Blog - /blog/2013/09/19/data-transparency-2013/
Sept. 19, 2013 - Last week, I attended the Data Transparency Coalition’s inaugural conference: Data Transparency 2013. Although the usual open government data suspects from nonprofits and the public sector atten...
Blog - /blog/2013/06/10/data-act-gets-another-shot-new-congress/
June 10, 2013 - Kaitlin Devine from the Sunlight Foundations guest posts with an update on the 2013 version of the DATA Act, intended to improve federal spending transparency.
Blog - /blog/2013/06/05/civic-hackers-conclude-federal-spending-transparency-nonexistent/
June 5, 2013 - Guest blogger Anthony Holley reports on the Hack for Western Mass project to reconcile federal spending data in USASpending.gov with numbers reported in the federal budget.
Blog - /blog/2013/05/20/open-government-advocates-unite-transparency-camp/
May 20, 2013 - Meeting people from around the world, setting legislative agendas, and going to Capitol Hill - it's just another day at the Sunlight Foundation's Transparency Camp.
Blog - /blog/2013/05/09/open-data-executive-order-shows-path-forward/
May 9, 2013 - Today, the White House is issuing a new Executive Order on Open Data -- one that is significantly different from the open data policies that have come before it -- reflecting Sunlight's...
Blog - /blog/2013/05/02/medicare-cuts-usaspendinggov/
May 3, 2013 - The Medicare program accounts for around 14 percent of the entire federal budget, but you wouldn’t know it from USAspending.gov, a website that’s supposed to make government spending trans...
Blog - /blog/2013/01/28/data-act-open-government-meets-federal-spending/
Jan. 30, 2013 - Despite the multitude of current debates about how the U.S. spends money, it’s actually very hard to track how much money the U.S. is spending. The DATA Act would help fix that, which is why it ...
Blog - /blog/2012/06/15/future-federal-spending-transparency-part-two-data-act/
June 15, 2012 - This is a guest post from Hudson Hollister, Executive Director of the Data Transparency Coalition and former Counsel for the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. President Oba...