Open data. Unleash all of the non-confidential data funded by taxpayers to be used by consumers and for citizens to know if government programs are working. Floridians should be able to easily measure the success of all government programs to get better results. We could use information already collected by our government if bulk data was made available for download and use. Mobile app developers and researchers would use this data to create jobs, tell us more about school choices for our children and our health care options.
Open data success stories in Florida:
Florida Governor Rick Scott offers a 1-click download of state university employee salary information here.
Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater provides open data access to information on more than 42,000 state government vendor contracts here.
The Florida Department of Management Services offers one-click download of salary information for more than 114,000 state government employees here.
Related Integrity Florida research publications:
Related state government transparency websites in Florida:
FloridaSunshine.Gov – compilation of state government transparency websites.
Transparency Florida (State Finances) – Accounting and finance information for the entire state of Florida
Transparency Florida (State Budget) – Budget and spending information for Florida as appropriated
Florida Has a Right to Know – State employee payroll and pension information
Florida Accountability Contract Tracking System (FACTS) – Search State contracts by Agency, Vendor or Value
Florida Government Program Summaries – A monitor of State programs and services provided by the Florida Legislature
Florida Fiscal Portal – Readable budget related documents submitted by the Governor, Legislature and State Agencies
Transparency Florida Act User Experience Task Force – Meeting Notices and work plan documents provided by the User Experience Task Force
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