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Ex-Microsoft CEO Unveils Government Transparency Database

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Ex-Microsoft CEO Unveils Government Transparency Database

BY ALI BRELAND

04/18/17 03:14 PM EDT

The Hill

http://thehill.com/policy/technology/329336-former-microsoft-ceo-
introduces-new-tool-to-improve-government-data

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A shorter URL for the above link:

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http://tinyurl.com/kc7fllf

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Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer on Tuesday officially released USAFacts, a new cache of easily accessible data on the U.S. government.

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The data accessible on Ballmers new website spans a wide range, including figures on government spending, nationwide arrest rates and the total amount of visas granted in a given year.

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The data provided on USAFacts is all public, and some of it has been collected by organizations and journalists in the past; however, the website offers a centralized, easily usable source for the public.

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On the platform, users can access specific data through searches such as arrests in 2014 or browse different subject areas. The database on government finance, for example, is divided up into six sections: revenue, spending, employment, balance sheets, government run businesses, and trust funds and pensions.

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The complete article may be read at the URL above.

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USA Facts (Beta)

Our Nation in Numbers

Federal State and Local Data

From Over Seventy Government Sources

http://usafacts.org/

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