The Barack Obama administration is clearly making an effort to get information out to the public. We saw the plan to distribute billions of dollars to help our economy. Obama has now launched Recovery.gov as a way for you to keep track and understand where $787 billion from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act is used.
So far there are a couple of overview charts, which we’ve seen already, and at the bottom is a draggable timeline. Oh, there’s even a map that shows estimated job effect by state. This is certainly something new that we’re not used to seeing from our government. We’ll see how it all pans out. I’m hoping it does well. If it does, I imagine it won’t be long until other organizations start to become a little more transparent.
In traditional Obama style, here’s the YouTube video describing the new site: