Monday, March 30, 2009

Transparency in North Carolina Government from Governor Perdue

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Press Release
Gov. Perdue Launches NCOpenBook.gov
3/30/2009
Raleigh, NC

Raleigh - Gov. Bev Perdue today launched the first wave of NCOpenBook.gov, a government transparency website for searching state contracts and grants.

Gov. Perdue signed Executive Order No. 4 on January 12, her first day in office, ordering the creation of NC OpenBook.

“In the 21st century online accessibility and transparency should be the standard for public information,” Perdue said. “We’re going to let the sun shine in on state contracts.”

NCOpenBook.gov provides a database of approximately 2,500 state contracts and 5,000 grants that are now available in a searchable format. The Office of State Budget and Management is working with state agencies and departments to streamline their contract databases so that North Carolina will have a comprehensive searchable database online this year on NC OpenBook.

In addition to state contracts and grants, NCOpenBook.gov will feature detailed information about state agency performance measures and planning as outlined in Executive Order No. 3.

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Let's hope there is more sunshine on the state level when it comes to transparency in North Carolina government and the next step is to get the sunshine on all e-mail correspondence of state workers and politicians as well.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

The Jacksonville Country Club is getting close to half a million dollars to restore a stream that runs through their property. This is a private country club. I wonder who in state government is a member. Check it out on NCOpenBook.

triadwatch said...

will check it out, thanks for the heads up

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