Budget Cuts Will Mean Scrapping Open-Government Sites

June 1, 2011

White House officials have told Washington Post reporter Ed O'Keefe that budget cuts imposed in the fiscal 2011 continuing resolution will mean killing a planned website "that would have allowed federal employees to swap work tips and information and another that would have provided information on the quality of federal services to the general public."

O'Keefe reports that negotiators from both parties "slashed the Electronic Government Fund from a requested $35 million to just $8 million. The fund helps finance government sites that track federal data, government contracting, government information technology and overall performance (respectively, Data.gov, USASpending.gov, the IT Dashboard and Performance.gov)."