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October 31, 2008

Contracts data was updated for all 24 CFO Act agencies at this time.

Assistance data was updated for 20 of 24 CFO act agencies. Updates are currently pending for the following agencies: DHS, NRC, NSF and TREAS.

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The Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006 (Transparency Act) requires a single searchable 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., a re-launch of, provides this information to the public, as collected from federal agencies, in an easy to use website. The data is largely from sources: the Federal Procurement Data System, which contains information about federal contracts; and the Federal Assistance Award Data System, which contains information about federal financial assistance such as grants, loans, insurance, and direct subsidies like Social Security.

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The underlying technology for was developed by OMB Watch with the support of The Sunlight Foundation and is used on OMB Watch’s website located at utilizes the public version of the site as of September 2007 (v2.2). The data available on is provided by the Federal Assistance Awards Data System (FAADS) and the Federal Procurement Data System (FPDS). OMB Watch and The Sunlight Foundation specifically disclaim any warranties of accuracy or completeness with respect to the data provided on

Check back here periodically for information regarding updates to the site’s functionality and incorporation of additional data sources.

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