"The main reason why the most important data is either not published, not standardized, or both is that it'snobody's job," Hollister explained. "Consider federalspending data as an example. Grantees and contractorsreport to the agencies on how they spend federal funds. Agencies report their financial statements to Treasuryand their budget actions to OMB. GSA maintainsdatabases of grants and contracts. Treasury cuts all thechecks and maintains a record of expenditures. All of these different compilations are maintained by differentoffices of different agencies and organized differently....Nobody is in charge of putting the data together andpublishing it."
Why we are here
Tuutti, Camile (2013, March 10). Transparency Advocates Give Administration Mixed Marks. Federal Computer Week. Retrieved on March 12, 2013 from http://fcw.com/articles/2013/03/10/open-gov-advocates.aspx