Saturday, April 2, 2011

How much does it cost?

The other day we talked about Obama getting an award for (snicker) transparency in government - in a closed meeting.

Now I hear a number of the "transparency" efforts that did take place are about to go.
One government official, who requested anonymity because they didn't get permission to discuss the topic, said funding will begin to run out on April 20 for public sites IT Dashboard, and The source said OMB also is planning on shutting down internal government sites, including, FedSpace and many of the efforts related the FEDRamp cloud computing cybersecurity effort.

The official said two other sites, and, will run through July 30 but go dark soon after.

"We need at least another $4 million just to keep operating this year," the official said. "We are looking at a pass-the-hat approach, but it could be challenging to get that done in time."
Okay - assuming you already control the information these websites are supposed to make public, how the hell much money does it take to run the lousy website that posts the numbers? Millions? Tens of millions? Huh?

I wanna be a government when I grow up. Imagine the wealth you can piss away!

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