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Recovery.gov’s Systemic Failure

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The new Recovery.gov-- which we've written about and even nearly bid on-- has certainly taken the government huge steps forward in terms of disclosing information, but it is not without controversy. The press is questioning the program, pointing to wasteful spending or bad data. The White House fired back with a "reality check"(their words) saying that few of the reports have gone through the "extensive three-week review" and that the data might be particularly misleading at this point.

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TransparencyCorps Meets New York

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After the success of our earmark campaigns, I've been working with the enthusiastic folks at OpenGovernmentNYC to help them launch a campaign of their own. Recently, they obtained from the NYC government a 169-page paper copy of the 1993 NYC Data Directory, bulk scanned it into a big PDF, and asked for help in digitizing it.

Visit the campaign and read Philip Ashlock's blog post to read a little more about why OpenGovNYC wants your help:

Update the NYC Public Data Directory

And if you're around NYC, consider going to one of their meetups - these guys are for serious.

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