IT spending dashboard goes mobile

The White House has released a mobile version of its online tool for keeping track of federal IT investments

Citizens can now keep track of the government’s information technology spending when they’re on the go by using a new version of the Obama administration’s IT Dashboard.

Federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra said the administration’s tool for helping the public keep track of agencies’ IT spending is now available in both standard and mobile versions. The new version also allows for faster navigation and more ways to explore Federal IT spending, Kundra said in a White House blog post on July 14.


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The Obama administration started the IT dashboard in June 2009 to help people keep track of the $80 billion the government spends annually on IT. Kundra has said that federal IT has been the victim of bureaucracy and overly long procurement cycles that haven’t produced agile, market-based programs.

“Government IT projects all too often cost millions of dollars more than they should, take years longer than necessary to deploy and deliver technologies that are obsolete by the time they are completed,” Kundra said in the blog post. “Colossal failures have contributed to a significant technology gap between the public and private sector which results in dollars wasted and a government that is less responsive to the American people."

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Ben Bain is a reporter for Federal Computer Week.

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