Recently we reported that Federal CIO Vivek Kundra planned on leveraging dashboards to further government transparency and accountability. In particular, Kundra envisioned a dashboard as a way to gauge the productivity of the US government’s $74 billion investment in federal technology projects. That vision has now become reality. Just yesterday, Kundra unveiled the US Federal IT Dashboard at the Personal Democracy Forum 2009 in New York City.
“This administration is committed to creating an unprecedented level of openness in government and the IT Dashboard exemplifies that goal,” said Kundra in a statement. “Through the dashboard, we are putting critical information about IT spending at people’s fingertips. We are putting ourselves on the line for better management of taxpayers’ dollars and better results from technology initiatives.”
The most critical part of the IT Dashboard is its Investments page. There you’ll find reports on the overall performance of every major investment in the government’s IT portfolio. Performance is measured in terms of cost performance, schedule performance, and evaluation by agency CIO, with the overall score computed from those factors. For more details on the dashboard and how to navigate it, check out this 8-minute tutorial:
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