Update 2: Data.gov to Go Dark Due to Budget Cuts
According to the Sunlight Foundation, an independent transparency watchdog organization, the "electronic government fund" faces cuts from a $34 million budget down to $8 million.
That's better than a feared $2 million budget for initiatives including Data.gov that was expected. Whatever the final number is how to allocated the limited funds falls to CIO Kundra. Tough choices ahead!
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How can you help? The Sunlight Foundation details some efforts where you can register support to #savethedata.
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Today the Sunlight Foundation and Federal News Radio reported that the public projects Data.gov, USASpending.gov, Apps.gov/now, IT Dashboard and paymentaccuracy.gov as well as a number of internal government sites including Performance.gov, FedSpace and many of the efforts related the FEDRamp cloud computing cybersecurity effort would be taken offline in coming weeks due to budget cuts by Congress.