March 25, 2009 By News Report
A Web site launched today for accessing stimulus spending by federal, state and local governments nationwide. The site offers links to online transparency, stimulus, and recovery initiatives and allows users to suggest additional content through a public feedback link. The site was created by NIC.
Current types of information available on the new site include:
The Transparent-gov.com site is also accessible via mobile and has been optimized for the iPhone and the Android operating system.
This Digital Communities white paper highlights discussions with IT officials in four counties that have adopted shared services models. Our aim was to learn about the obstacles these governments have faced when it comes to shared services and what it takes to overcome those roadblocks. We also spoke with several members of the IT industry who have thought long and hard about these issues. The paper offers some best practices for shared government-to-government services, but also points out challenges that government and industry still must overcome before this model gains widespread adoption.