Tracking US Government Spending
I was having a discussion with a co-worker about previous experience for candidates in the upcoming US Presidential race. I am not one to discuss politics online, but I did run across one thing that Barack Obama was involved with that I find very refreshing. The Transparency Act, though the http://www.usaspending.gov/ website that the government setup, allows the taxpayers to see where money has been spent over the last several years. As an employee of a large defense firm that bids on and receives US Government money, I've spend time looking through the data. I've come to the personal conclusion that there is enough information there to show the transparency that the public requires, while still leaving out specific details that could cause operational security issues for those people and organizations performing the work.