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2012-05-21 23:00:47

Widely used website for tracking and analyzing Federal spending will benefit from GCE´s scalable, innovative Big Data Cloud framework Reston, VA (PRWEB) May 21, 2012 GCE today announced the rollout of the GCE Big Data and Analytics Cloud for the General Services Administration (GSA) USASpending.gov website, one of the most widely used websites to track and analyze Federal spending. The USASpending.gov website provides a one-stop destination for all Federal spending information,...

Tech Firms Push For Government Data Transparency
2012-04-17 07:08:22

A growing number of technology companies and non-profit organizations have joined forced to press the U.S. government to establish a standard system by which federal data is published online. The non-partisan alliance, dubbed the Data Transparency Coalition (DTC), was launched on Monday, and includes companies such as Microsoft, Teradata and several other data analysis and management firms. The group said the federal government publishes its online data in too many formats, and requires...

2009-10-15 15:58:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Coalition for an Accountable Recovery (CAR) gave mixed reactions to the first wave of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act) recipient data disclosed today at Recovery.gov, the official reporting website. "The Recovery Act is proving to be the most transparent federal spending law ever enacted," said Gary D. Bass, executive director of OMB Watch. "It is a watershed because the Obama administration has...

2009-04-02 08:15:00

WASHINGTON, April 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Rhode Island, Wisconsin, and Wyoming top a list of worst offenders in full online disclosure of state contracting information, according to a survey issued today by Ralph Nader and the Center for the Study of Responsive Law (CSRL). The CSRL surveyed state government Web sites in order to discover which states provide the most information about their contracting details and processes. Illinois,...

2008-09-08 00:00:12

WASHINGTON, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Of the three federal legislators in the presidential race, Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) is the most prolific legislator as far as bills introduced, but the least successful at getting them passed. None of the 59 bills he has introduced in the current Congress have become law. A full list of bills introduced by Senator Obama in the 110th Congress can be found on the WashingtonWatch.com blog at http://www.washingtonwatch.com/blog Senator Obama...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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