Recovery.gov Open For Business

The Obama administration launched Recovery.gov today - it's website to track where the money from the economic stimulus package is going.

"Recovery.gov is a website that lets you, the taxpayer, figure out where the money from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act is going," the website states. "There are going to be a few different ways to search for information. The money is being distributed by Federal agencies, and soon you'll be able to see where it's going -- to which states, to which congressional districts, even to which Federal contractors. As soon as we are able to, we'll display that information visually in maps, charts, and graphics."

The effort is undoubtedly part of their pledge for more transparent governance. There isn't much information on the site now, but Obama says in the video on the site that there is more to come (video below). With just a quick glance, I see a time line of key dates, a bubble break down of where the money is going and a rather nifty chart on how many jobs will be created in each state (though that's the only information there). It also has links to the bill.



What do you think about the site?

jeremy.jacobs@thehill.com