The site has lots of nifty new tools right on the home page, such as a series of rotating charts that show various trends for both Recovery Act and fiscal 2009 spending.
My personal favorite is the fiscal 2009 chart (if you follow the link, click on “trend”) that shows month-by-month spending levels for the fiscal year. This may come as a surprise, but most government spending happens in September, just as the fiscal year is ending. It’s shocking, I know. But it is also fun to see these old truisms presented in graph form.
As a side note, FPDS-NG also announced that you can now track Haiti relief contracts via the database by searching “Haiti Earthquake 2010.”