Today, Federal CTO Vivek Kundra (pictured) -- in his IT Dashboard blog said the Dashboard enabled officials to catch 45 over-budget or behind-schedule Veterans Affairs IT projects worth some $200 million and call a temporary halt to them. "We were able to catch these contracts, in part," said Kundra in the blog entry, "thanks to our new tool, the  "IT Dashboard" which helped shed light on the performance of projects across the federal government."

Kundra said that the dashboard will boost transparency and accountability, leading to possible personnel and contracting reforms.

 

Wayne Hanson  |  Senior Executive Editor, Center For Digital Government