(Washington, DC) Today District of Columbia Mayor Adrian M. Fenty and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Bryan Sivak announced the launch of TrackDC (http://track.dc.gov), a new government accountability website designed to empower the public to learn exactly how the District government is working for them.
TrackDC is a rich, interactive site where visitors can track the performance of District government agencies and connect directly to each agency to ask questions and express views and concerns.
The wide variety of information on TrackDC includes numerous reports and datasets that allow site visitors to track government performance in many ways. The site provides, for example:
- Agency missions and service offerings
- Agency press releases
- Agency performance plans
- Agency key performance indicators
- Agency performance accountability reports
- Agency quality assurance results
- Additional metrics for monitoring agency performance against goals
In addition, the site provides interactive charts that show how the District’s fiscal year 2010 budget is distributed among agencies and programs. From each chart, with just a few clicks of a mouse, visitors can delve deep into budget detail.
TrackDC also features over 400 data sets on specific aspects of each agency’s services and performance, including service requests, crime incidence and response data, permits, construction projects, purchase orders, awarded contracts, and much more.
Visitors to TrackDC can do much more than just view information and data. They can also perform their own analysis by downloading raw data to spread sheets and other applications available on the site.
Last but not least, TrackDC allows visitors to tell agencies how they’re doing via email, Facebook, Twitter, and more.
“My administration is committed to transparency and accountability,” said Mayor Fenty. “With our new TrackDC site, we’re empowering citizens to look closely into every aspect of our government’s performance. We’re also asking citizens to use TrackDC to tell us just how we’re doing and how we can do better—so that our government can truly be “of the people, by the people, and for the people.”
“We launched TrackDC internally late last year as a new tool in the mayor’s successful CapStat accountability program,” said City Administrator Neil Albert. “By bringing a lot of far flung data together into a single dashboard, it’s really helped us hold each of the 50+ agencies in the District accountable for achieving the mayor’s goals. In fact, it has been so useful to us, we decided to launch a public version to help District residents who want to keep a close eye on their government.”
“Our new TrackDC tools are just some of the ways people can discover and understand government information and hold us accountable,” said Chief Technology Officer Bryan Sivak. “We invite everyone to try these exciting free tools.” And stay tuned for more as we continue delivering innovative technology solutions to make government more efficient, effective, and transparent for all.”