One Click Disclosure

Friday, January 16, 2009


Government spending data has long been publicly available but it's never been easier to find and interpret. That's thanks to, a site created by the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006 which was sponsored by Tom Coburn and Barack Obama. The Sunlight Foundation's Greg Elin explains what makes the site so revolutionary.

Comments [5]

Geni Whitehouse from Pleasanton, CA

Great job Greg, in making what could be a complex subject understandable. I bet you are a huge asset to the XBRL cause! Rock on.

Jan. 18 2009 12:50 PM
Bill Smith from Austin, Texas

Great idea, especially the API. But after eight years of the Bush administration, I'm not sure I trust the data.

Jan. 18 2009 10:51 AM
Nazanin Rafsanjani

Hey Stefanie,

I clicked on the link and I typed it in as well ( and both worked for me.


Jan. 17 2009 03:37 PM
stefanie wedler from mexico

i was unable to connect to the link for usaspending. even when i typed the link in myself. is this my problem or an issue with the website?

Jan. 17 2009 03:17 PM
stefanie wedler from mexico

i tried the link and also typing in the url and it cannot be found? my problem or someone elses?

Jan. 17 2009 02:52 PM

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