OMB Watch just sent out invitations to the launch of FedSpending.org, the database of Federal funding and awards that is something of a model for the Federal Financial Transparency and Accountability Act (FFATA), formerly known as bill S.2590. I can’t attend but anyone who’s interested should read below.
Join Us Oct. 10, as OMB Watch and the Center for Responsive Politics Draw the Curtain Back on Federal Spending and Congressional Conduct!
Do you want to make the most informed decisions possible on Election Day? Do you want to see which programs and agencies get the most federal dollars? How about which contractors or congressional districts?
We’re unveiling a tool that will help you do just that.
Join us for what will be an extraordinary moment for good, accountable government. Participate in a live webcast on Oct. 10, 2006, 9:30 a.m. Eastern Standard Time, when OMB Watch will launch its much anticipated online database allowing you to search, aggregate and analyze all federal spending, FedSpending.org.
Also during the webcast, the Center for Responsive Politics will release two new online databases that will be made available on their government transparency mainstay OpenSecrets.org. The first will allow users to see overviews of members’ net worth and holdings, and learn how many members own stock in pharmaceutical firms and oil companies, for instance. The second gives updated information on the lavish trips taken by members and their staffs that are financed by third parties–in many cases special interests with business before Congress.
When: LIVE Tuesday, October 10, 2006, 9:30 a.m. Eastern Standard Time.
Where to view it: http://www.ConnectLive.com/events/sunlightfoundation
What you’ll need: Windows Media Player (free download available here) or Real Player (free download available here)
eReminder: Sign up to receive a reminder shortly before the webcast!