Federal Government Spending: Less Transparency in a World of Open Data

2:00 pm EDT

Webinar recordings and presentations are available to Members.

Becky Sweger joins us from the National Priorities Project, a national non-profit, non-partisan research organization dedicated to making complex federal budget information transparent and accessible.  She’ll give us an “in-the-weeds” look at the realities of using open government data, especially for organizations who are used to getting data prepared and packaged by government agencies.  She’ll focus on her experience using the Consolidated Federal Funds report (packaged data) which was replaced by USASpending.gov (open data).   This webinar will review the trade-offs involved when switching from designed data prepared by the Census Bureau to “open” spending or administrative data.