The IT Dashboard: Not Exactly Transparent

Joseph Marks | Nextgov | July 29, 2013

Is the Federal IT Dashboard really providing more transparency or just more fog?

That question lingers in the aftermath of a House Oversight and Government Reform subcommittee hearing on the government’s information technology reform programs last week.

The IT Dashboard lists the status of about 700 major government IT projects. It was launched as part of President Obama’s open government initiatives in 2009. The dashboard’s aim, according to officials, was to “strengthen the accountability of agency CIOs and provide more accurate and detailed information on projects and activities.”