Open Government: IT Spending Dashboard launched by the US federal government today

IT Dashboard

Originally uploaded by Ines Mergel.

Today, Vivek Kundra announced the launch of the IT Spending Dashboard to track federal spending on IT projects across departments.  It will be interesting to see if this will also trigger interventions in the way that the federal government spends money. Moreover, it might have the potential to change the way the federal government is organizing procurement.

Besides keeping track of contractors, government might also need to think about redesigning and redefining the internal specification process before the actual spending starts.

And here is a YouTube video with an introduction and overview of the functionalities:

About Ines Mergel

I am Full Professor of Public Administration at the Department of Politics and Public Administration at University of Konstanz, Germany. Previously, I served as Assistant and then Associate Professor (with tenure) at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University, NY. In my research, I focus on informal social networks in the public sector and the adoption and diffusion of digital service innovations in government organizations. I teach classes on social media management, digital government, public management, and social network analysis.

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