Feds scrap plans for new open government websites

Funding cuts have forced federal officials to cancel plans for two new open government websites. One was intended to allow federal workers to share information and work tips with one another and the other was designed to provide the public with information on the quality of federal services. Existing open government sites will continue — including Data.gov, USASpending.gov, IT Dashboard and Performance.gov (which is not yet online) — but in a letter to Congress, White House CIO Vivek Kundra wrote, “No project will go unaffected.” Congress cut the budget for the Electronic Government Fund from a requested $35 million to $8 million. Link to full story in The Washington Post.

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