My colleague Elise Castelli posted a blog earlier this week about the White House’s launch of a new open government dashboard, which you may have missed for all of the Snowpocalypse/Snowmaggedon/snOMG news.
Not much information is posted yet on the dashboard’s Web site, which is part of the administration’s move to make government operations more transparent. President Obama signed an executive order Dec. 8 giving agencies until April 7 to detail how they will open up data to the public, and more will be added to the dashboard once agencies have released their transparency plans.
But until then, the first version of the dashboard — Version 1.0 — is a preview of what’s to come for federal transparency, wrote Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra on the White House blog Tuesday.
Version 1.0 of the Dashboard focuses on agency execution of the deliverables explicitly identified in the Open Government Directive. It makes it easy for the American people to visually track progress on the deadlines to date. The Dashboard also links to each agency’s Open Government Webpage, where the public can find more details on the steps taken to implement the Directive. Just look for the words ‘Evaluating our Progress.'”