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Alexopoulos, Anna <Anna.Alexopoulos@myfloridacfo.com> To: Dan Krassner <dankrassner@gmail.com> Dan – Thu, Dec 6, 2012 at 1:57 PM

Thank you for sending us over this advance copy of your report last night. Although the report addresses three different websites, I’d like to focus on your analysis of the CFO’s Transparency website. Hopefully this isn’t too late getting back to you as we have already seen press reports referencing the analysis.

To make it easy we have tried to follow your matrix and give you our thoughts. Additionally, we were surprised there was no criteria mentioned in your report nor did it reflect that we have not expended taxpayer dollars to create our current site. We welcome a conversation with you and your team if you think that will be helpful.

Limited information about public expenditures

We do have public expenditures with reporting the encompasses many different expenditure categories and http://flair.myfloridacfo.com/iwpapps/wdsbrct.shtml

Numerous websites, public records requests necessary for information about government

The numerous websites are consolidated under a single transparency portal similar to the top “A” grade receiving states Texas and Kentucky

http://opendoor.ky.gov/transparency/Pages/default.aspx expenditures http://www.texastransparency.org/

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Must know exact vendor name

FACTS does not require the entire vendor name. Partial name searches are functional.

Data results are not easy to sort No printing buttons

Sorting is specific to applications such as FACTS in Transparency.

Printing is specific to applications such as FACTS in Transparency.

No data export/download buttons No management services personnel system data

Data/Export is specific to applications such as FACTS in Transparency

No management services personnel system data. This data was already available elsewhere.

As you know, the CFO is committed to greater transparency of the expenditure of taxpayer dollars. We welcome your continued suggestions moving forward.

Thank you, Anna

Anna A. Alexopoulos

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Office of Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater 850-413-2842 anna.alexopoulos@myfloridacfo.com

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