So much–again–for increased government transparency:
When he was a senator, Barack Obama pushed through a law setting up a kind of “Google-for-government” website — a one-stop-shop for tracking the $1 trillion handed out in federal contracts.
Obama said the new site would help create a more transparent government.
But now that he is president, Obama’s Office of Management and Budget is responsible for keeping up the website — and government auditors have found deficiencies.
A Government Accountability Office audit released Friday found broad compliance with the law establishing the spending tracker. But in some cases, information was missing or unreliable, the GAO said.
“Not everything that should have been reported was reported, and that which was reported was not always accurate,” David Powner, the GAO official who led the audit, said in an interview.