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Gov't Accountability Site a Bust?

The Government Accountability Office has come up with the perfect icebreaker topic for Tea Parties across the country: An audit released Friday found that USAspending.gov, a Web site endorsed by President Obama for tracking government spending, has major gaps in its information. “Not everything that should have been reported was reported, and that which was reported was not always accurate,” said a GAO official of information from June 2009 to March 2010, during which time nine federal agencies left 15 government contracts out of reports, according to the audit. The site was part of a law meant to aid transparency, pushed through by Obama when he was a senator and currently run by his Office of Management and Budget. According to the report, the OMB does not have a “plan or process in place” for correcting the site’s problems.

March 13, 2010 6:38 AM