Government Spending 65% open

United States

What data is expected?

Records of actual (past) national government spending at a detailed transactional level. Data must display ongoing expenditure, including transactions and subsidies. A database of contracts awarded or similar will not be considered sufficient. Open spending data shows whether public money is efficiently and effectively used. It helps to understand spending patterns, and to display corruption, misuse, and waste. We recommend that you consult our methodology section for more information.

  • Individual record of transactions
  • Government office which had the transaction
  • Date of transaction
  • Name of vendor
  • Amount of the transaction

How open is the data?

All answers

Question Answer Comment
Openly licenced No
In an open and machine-readable format CSV
Downloadable at once No
Up-to-date Yes Note from the site: ​​Agencies are required to submit reports within 30 days of making awards, except for the Department of Defense which delays reporting for 90 days in order to protect operations.
Publicly available Yes
Available free of charge Yes
findable 4
findable_steps Looked for United States Government Spending
licence_url https://www.copyright.gov/title17/92chap1.html#105
Collected by government Yes
usability 3
collector_name Bureau of the Fiscal Service
characteristics Individual record of transactions, Government office which had the transaction, Date of transaction, Name of vendor, Amount of the transaction
location https://www.usaspending.gov/DownloadCenter/Pages/DataDo - Filter for spending data from the Federal Government

While there is a notice on public domain, the website also have a new D&B that states the following You shall not access, use or disseminate D&B Open Data in bulk, (i.e., in amounts sufficient for use as an original source or as a substitute for the product and/or service being licensed hereunder) Except for data elements identified above as D&B Open Data, under no circumstances are you authorized to use any other D&B data for commercial, resale or marketing purposes (e.g., identifying, quantifying, segmenting and/or analyzing customers and prospective customers). Systematic access (electronic harvesting) or extraction of content from the website, including the use of "bots" or "spiders", is prohibited. Federal government entities are authorized to use the D&B data for purposes of acquisition as defined in FAR 2.101 and for the purpose of managing Federal awards, including sub-awardees, or reporting Federal award information. This shows that it is not open

Meta data

Data location   https://www.usaspending.gov/DownloadCenter/Pages/DataDo - Filter for spending data from the Federal Government
Data licence   https://www.copyright.gov/title17/92chap1.html#105
Data format   CSV
Reviewer   Mor Rubinstein
Submitters   anonymous
Last modified   Mon Feb 27 2017 20:06:00 GMT+0000 (UTC)