Online government information—The Daily Journal, Florida Times-Union

One of the best ways to keep government accountable is to provide public information online about how it spends taxpayer money. Promising efforts have been made in recent years to give the public more insights into the operations of a federal government that seems too large to fathom. But groundbreaking federal sites such as USAspending.gov, the IT Dashboard, Data.gov and others designed to enhance transparency are in danger because of a massive budget cut, despite being just a sliver of the federal budget, says the Sunlight Foundation, a nonprofit organization that aims to make federal data more accessible.