Tag Archives: USASpending.gov

Open Beta Site Unveiled for Comments To Improve USASpending.gov

The federal government is looking for your feedback once again; this time it’s the U.S. Treasury Department. This month, the Department of the Treasury unveiled a new website to collect recommendations and suggestions on the final version of USASpending.gov, which…

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USASpending.gov Makes Numerous Website Updates

In case you haven’t checked out USAspending.gov in some time, you may notice some new features that have enhanced the functionality of the site. Operators of USAspending.gov said the changes were made to meet user request for better usability, presentation…

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Support Abounds for the KISS (Keep it Simple, Stupid!) Theory for Grants Data

As a journalist, when I cover meetings in which I hear speaker after speaker explaining their support or disagreement about a technical issue, I tend to perk up when a certain speaker delivers the unexpected line that really makes you…

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Researchers Find Data Limitations in USASpending.gov, FAADS

While we “enjoy” our first week of snow here in the D.C. area of the winter (um, can someone let Mother Nature know that it is not officially winter yet?), we’ve come across a recent report by two university researchers…

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Could The DATA Act’s Flame Flicker Again?

Oh, the DATA Act. Where have you been for so long? You made big news about a year ago when you passed the House and then, well, you languished. You lost your energy, your fire, and you eventually got shoved…

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I’ll Take Door Number 3

Although I’m showing my age by saying this, one of my favorite guilty pleasures as a child was watching the game show “Let’s Make a Deal!” In case you’ve never seen it, here a clip. The show entails the host…

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Is Someone Not Telling the Whole Truth about USASpending.gov?

One of my favorite phrases when discussing numbers is the familiar refrain “lies, damn lies and statistics.” It seems as if statistics can be interpreted in any fashion to make a certain point. Such is the case with USASpending.gov.

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Federal Website Funding Is a Sticky Situation

What a tangled web we weave – over websites.

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