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2017-05-17 / More News

Treasury unveils website to track federal spending

WASHINGTON –– The U.S. Department of the Treasury today launched the Beta.USAspending.gov website to put important data into the hands of taxpayers by empowering them to track how their tax dollars are spent. The new site is designed to follow federal agency spending and, for the first time, links spending data to awards distributed by the government.

“The new site provides taxpayers with the ability to track nearly $4 trillion in government spending from Washington, D.C. directly into their communities and cities,” said U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin. “Furthermore, greater access to data will drive better decision making and strengthen accountability and transparency – qualities central to the Administration’s focus on a more innovative and effective government.”

Federal spending flows through hundreds of federal agencies and programs to thousands of companies and nonprofits and millions of individual citizens. Visitors to the site can search by location, federal agency or by keyword for a specific program or type of spending. They can also search for a specific recipient of federal funds, such as a business or university.

Treasury currently runs the USAspending.gov website which provides data about awards distributed by the federal government. The “Beta” site will run concurrently with the existing version of the USAspending.gov website over the coming months to minimize disruptions to users’ data access and provide time to add enhancements. Treasury plans on expanding and improving the site over time to add functionality and features based on feedback.

Please visit the following link to view an infographic on the data available at USAspending.gov: https://www.treasury.gov/press-center/ press-releases/Documents/BetaUsaspending.gov_ Infographic_ 20170 504_ v9.pdf.

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