After Vivek Kundra launched the open access to U.S. government data he has now launched a new U.S. government dashboard that tracks the U.S. government spending.. This tracks government spending with charts and lists ranking the largest government contractors (Lockheed, Boeing, Northrop Grumman, etc.) and assistance recipients (Department of Healthcare Services, New York State Dept. of Health, Texas Health & Human Services Commission, etc.). Well, the site design is neat, user friendly but what took my breath away was the way the various trends that were displayed. Certainly they got inspired from gapminder.
This site has been built on Drupal– a open source content management software.
This clearly shows that the U.S. leads in transparency and even the Governments can innovate if they have the right leadership.
I strongly suggest all the Government CIOs visit the site.
Which other government will follow next?