Momentum Building To Avert Budget Technopocalypse
While members of Congress and the White House debate whether $33 billion is the right amount by which to cut the federal budget, the rest of us are focused on where these cuts will fall. For our part, we’re trying to save the $34 million that funds Obama-era tech innovations — like Data.gov, USASpending.gov, and the IT Dashboard — from the budget ax. And we’re not alone.
- The creator of the World Wide Web, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, is encouraging everyone to sign our open letter to Congress
- A bevy of editorials and news reports — from the Washington Examiner to the Dallas Morning News to Federal News Radio to Read Write Web — are drawing increasing attention to the cuts
- And we’re giving Charlie Sheen a run for his money with hundreds if not thousands of tweets at #savethedata (& we’re #winning!)
So how can you help? Go to our website to sign our letter to Congress, write a letter to the editor, and spread the word via Facebook or Twitter. For more information, read my original report, our open letter, and this update from yesterday.