A number of transit agencies face crises of public confidence, and greater transparency can help address this.Continue reading
GAO confirms USASpending data quality problems
A GAO report on the subpar spending data available at USASpending.gov confirms the findings of Sunlight's Clearspending project — and highlights the need for spending data standards.Continue reading
How unique is the new U.S. DATA Act?
Where does the DATA Act stand in the international context? We took a look at some of the innovative approaches from other national governments.Continue reading
Diverse coalition unites to support strong DATA Act
Today, the Sunlight Foundation joined a diverse group of organizations in supporting the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act (DATA Act), S. 994 and H.R. 2061, legislation that would help to standardize and publish federal spending data.Continue reading
The DATA Act and Beyond: An Event Exploring Government Spending Transparency
We are excited to announce "Government Spending Transparency: The Data Act and Beyond," which will take place on Monday, December 16, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in Room 2203 of the Rayburn House Office Building. You can RSVP here.Continue reading
As DATA Act Markup Looms In Senate, Groups Announce Support For Introduced Version
Today, a coalition of groups and individuals concerned with open government urged the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental... View ArticleContinue reading
A Sunshine Week Call for Greater Transparency
As part of Sunshine week, I had the opportunity to testify at a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing to share a few of Sunlight's ideas about making the executive branch more transparent. Video and text of my opening statement are below. It almost goes without saying that we're very interested in the transparency bills the Oversight Committee will be marking up this Wednesday.