Finally, something to get excited about in Washington!
"The Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006 (Transparency Act) requires a single search able website, accessible by the public for free that includes for each Federal award: 1. The name of the entity receiving the award. 2. The amount of the award 3. Information on the award including transaction type, funding agency, etc. 4. The location of the entity receiving the award. 5. A unique identifier of the entity receiving the award. " (http://www.usaspending.gov/)
The bill makes it possible for the general public to use a Google like search engine to see where government spending is going. Definitely a step in the right direction!
Credit to P.S.A for the heads up.