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N.C. government transparency site launched

Posted March 30, 2009

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— Gov. Beverly Perdue on Monday launched the first wave of NCOpenBook.gov, a government transparency Web site for searching state contracts and grants.

Perdue signed an executive order on her first day in office ordering the creation of the transparency site.

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

NCOpenBook.gov provides a database of about 2,500 state contracts and 5,000 grants that are 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 a comprehensive searchable database will be available online later this year.

In addition to state contracts and grants, the site will feature detailed information about state agency performance measures and planning, officials said.


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  • Libertypoint Mar 30, 2009

    Great! Now if we could only have Open Elections!

  • OLD PIRATE 2 Mar 30, 2009

    How many legislators are making money off of land deals based on "insider information". That seems to be the motivation of many of our service minded citizens who run for office.

  • pbjbeach Mar 30, 2009

    This has got to be just another joke being played on the taxpayers of this state . i will beleive it when i see that the sunshine is actually starting to have some effect with regards to waste an fraud within state government

  • pbjbeach Mar 30, 2009

    With this sunshine they need to shine it on some of the crooked pols that are in raleigh an get rid of them also to have any real effect to actually benefit the taxpayers of this state

  • pbjbeach Mar 30, 2009

    They need to do more than just launch a website pertaing to these issues they need to hold legal presiding with regards to the waste fraud an abuse of the spending of taxpayers dollars that has been going on for at least the last past eight years plus

  • pbjbeach Mar 30, 2009

    This has got to be a misprint. i will beleive it when i see it

  • pbjbeach Mar 30, 2009

    I certainly hope that the ncdot is definetly a part of this sunshine with regards to contracts & contracting for from personnaly knowledge from within the ncdot there has been ongoing fraud as it pertains to highway contracts an the adminstration of them. an payemnts that have been made for work that was done not according to ncdot state speceficiations where that contractors were allowed to be paid for the same work two an in some case three times thank you

  • are you kidding me Mar 30, 2009

    Open Book...your kidding right? I luv it, state and federal government spending money to tell us how open and honest they are with our money! Jeez...you might as well walk me down the plank!