Chauncey Thorn of CongressSpacebook has made the 100 Days, 100 Projects report searchable. And I've slapped together a little Dabble database here that's a work in progress -- note all the "not specified" that run all the way through it.Continue reading
Because apparently, there's not all that much spending yet:
Only a small part of the spending authorized by ARRA has occurred so far. It appears that about 5 percent, or about $19 billion, of the approximately $380 billion in budget authority for 2009 granted under the law was spent through the end of April. (Reported expenditures of $29 billion include $11 billion in federal transfers into the unemployment insurance fund, most of which has not yet been distributed to recipients.)
That's a Congressional Budget Office estimate, via a report by David Lightman of McClatchy.
I'm going to ...Continue reading
We have a partial winner. My colleague Greg Elin has tracked down, on Recovery.gov, this announcement:
Obligated ~$47 million for EBSP equipment and ~$3 million for PSP equipment
That seems to correspond to this announcement from the 100 Days report:
2. Advanced Technology: Reveal Imaging Technologies of Massachusetts recently received a $47.5 million contract to develop, build, and install 123 reduced-size explosive-detection system units and their ancillary equipment at approximately 50 airports across the country, as part of the Electronic Baggage Screening Program.
That's the closest we've gotten to finding a reference to any of the ...Continue reading
I am still playing around with the spread sheet of the 100 projects, which I'll be posting in some form (probably Dabble) in a bit. Right now I'm looking to see if I can find any of these projects listed on Recovery.gov, the agency Recovery Web pages, FedBizOpps.gov, USASpending.gov, and other places. Not sure I'll do this for all 100 projects.Continue reading
Of the 100 projects listed in the 100 Days, 100 Projects report, 37 come from newspaper, wire service and broadcast outlets. So why is government depending on Nexis searches for its data on Recovery spending?
Got everything into a spread sheet -- I'll play with it a bit more tomorrow.Continue reading