White House launches ethics.gov

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Ethics.Data.gov brings records and data from across the federal government to one central location, making it easier for citizens to hold public officials accountable.

A primary goal of Data.gov is to improve access to Federal data and expand creative use of those data beyond the walls of government by encouraging innovative ideas (e.g., web applications).

The purpose of Data.gov is to increase public access to high value, machine readable datasets generated by the Executive Branch of the Federal Government

Data.gov strives to make government more transparent and is committed to creating an unprecedented level of openness in Government. The openness derived from Data.gov will strengthen our Nation's democracy and promote efficiency and effectiveness in Government.

It will also publish Federal Election Commission individual contribution, candidate and committee reports.

he creation of Ethics.Data.gov is part of President Obama’s com­mit­ment to promoting ethics, trans­parency, and account­ability across government.

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