Government Budget 83% 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?

Data Usability Beta

The submitter assessed the usability of the data as follows (3 - little to no effort needed, 1 - extensive effort needed): 3

Data format


Data Location

  • - Budget overview with documents
  • - Tables of budget as suplemental materials
  • All answers

    Question Answer Comment
    Openly licenced Yes
    Downloadable at once No
    Up-to-date Yes
    Publicly available Yes
    Available free of charge Yes
    In an open and machine-readable format CSV, XLS Also pdf with some other information
    findable 3
    findable_steps Went to the archive of last administration and there is a direct link in the whitehouse page.
    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 - Budget overview with documents, - Tables of budget as suplemental materials

    Reviewer comments

    Comment reviewer: there is also an interactive website: 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

    Date the data became available   Unknown
    Format of data   Unknown
    Reviewer   Anna Alberts
    Submitters   Oscar Montiel
    Last modified   Fri Feb 03 2017 16:08:11 GMT+0000 (UTC)