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Blogging the IT Dashboard

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, July 14 2009

Good, because frankly, those pie charts and bar graphs aren't all that intuitive. Team Vivek Kundra has launched a blog late yesterday to accompany the new IT Dashboard site. If done well, the blog could become a powerful oversight tool, turning numbers into narrative and making some meaning from the spending data that drives the site:

[W]e can’t simply make this an exercise in federal agency reporting. That is why we started this blog. We want to hear from you about what works and what doesn't with the site. Is there a more innovative approach that an investment should consider? Does the contract data look incorrect to you? Is there an application that we should add? This is a site to serve you, and to do that, we need to hear from you.