New Web Site: Feds Launch Performance.gov, Now Publicly Accessible
The Barack Obama administration added to its portfolio of accountability websites with the introduction Thursday, Aug. 25, of Performance.gov.
Performance.gov was created last year but was previously only accessible to agencies for internal sharing of data and best practices. Now this information is available for the world to see.
Some of the data presented on Performance.gov is available elsewhere on other federal websites. For example, under Performance.gov’s “technology focus area,” the management metrics for the federal government’s IT projects come from the IT Dashboard website.
Two months ago the White House launched its Campaign to Cut Waste, in what Obama called an effort to halt “stupid spending.” The administration ordered agencies to freeze all new federal websites and review the necessity of existing ones.
Evidently, Performance.gov made the cut.
Direct to Performance.gov.
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Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.