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Shiny New Federal IT Dashboard Debuts

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, July 14 2010

Vivek Kundra, U.S. CIO, unveiled a revamped federal IT Dashboard tody.


U.S. CIO Vivek Kundra relaunched a IT Dashboard today, and, well, the thing almost makes navigating federal tech spending data fun. Kundra told Politico's Morning Tech that the inspiration for the redesign are online tools people might use to navigate their stock portfolios. The new dashboard offers up more data on spending on more than 7,000 federal IT projects, including of which are classified as "major." Charts abound, but they're not mere decoration. They're more digestible means of tracking how agencies manage their duties to spending taxpayer dollars on tech well. The site includes details on the nature of the projects, including ratings, cost, and contractors. It's worth clicking around a bit, to get an idea of how a government transparency site like this can work.

Included in the IT Dashboard's listed projects? The IT Dashboard itself, as Fast Company pointed out. The site, says the site, is running a cost of $8 million over FY2010, and has a rating of 7.5 of ten. There's now a mobile version of the IT Dashboard.