Federal Gov't Mostly Ignoring Obama Directive To Be More Transparent
from the the-opposite-is-happening dept
Along those lines, rather than waiting for the government to just be proactive in being transparent, why not help them along? You may recall last year that Jim Harper set up a system to crowdsource a comprehensive collection of earmark data that was required to be released -- but which was released in a variety of different and confusing ways. Now that the feds are finally moving towards standardizing how earmark data is released, Harper along with Jerry Brito are trying to make sure that the standardized format is as useful as possible. They've set up EarmarkData.org to try to help create a standardized format that will actually capture and present the data in the most useful way.