Government Budget 85% open

United States

What data is expected?

National government budget at a high level, that is the planned government expenditure for the upcoming year, and not the actual expenditure. Open budget data allows for well-informed publics: showing where money is spent on, how public funds develop over time, and why certain activities are funded. We recommend that you consult our methodology section for more information.

  • Budget per government department
  • Budget per sub-department
  • Descriptions for budget sections

How open is the data?

All answers

Question Answer Comment
Openly licenced Yes
In an open and machine-readable format CSV, XLS Also pdf with some other information
Downloadable at once No
Up-to-date Yes
Publicly available Yes
Available free of charge Yes
findable 3
findable_steps Went to the archive of last administration and there is a direct link in the whitehouse page.
licence_url https://www.whitehouse.gov/copyright
Collected by government Yes
usability 3
collector_name White House Official Budget
characteristics Budget per government department, Budget per sub-department, Descriptions for budget sections
location https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/omb/budget/Overvie - Budget overview with documents, https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/omb/budget/Supplem - Tables of budget as suplemental materials

Comment reviewer: there is also an interactive website: https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/interactive-budget but unfortunately the github link for downloading all the underlying data and code is broken. Also the 2017 budget seems only available in PDF.

Meta data

Data location   https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/omb/budget/Overvie - Budget overview with documents
   https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/omb/budget/Supplem - Tables of budget as suplemental materials
Data licence   https://www.whitehouse.gov/copyright
Data format   CSV, XLS
Reviewer   Anna Alberts
Submitters   Oscar Montiel
Last modified   Fri Feb 03 2017 16:08:11 GMT+0000 (UTC)