New York City Wants to Open its Checkbook (App)

The comptroller wants to give software behind its transparency site to other state and local governments, which he hopes will create a community of users that constantly adds improvements and develops new features.

by / May 17, 2013

The New York City Comptroller’s Office recently completed an upgrade to its transparency website, known as Checkbook NYC. Now the comptroller wants to give the software behind the site to other state and local governments. The move is intended to create a community of users that would constantly add improvements and develop new features.

In this video, New York City Deputy Comptroller Ari Hoffnung talks about efforts to market the platform to state CIOs and the impact of transparency on government spending.


Steve Towns

Steve Towns is the former editor of Government Technology, and former executive editor for e.Republic Inc., publisher of GOVERNING, Government TechnologyPublic CIO and Emergency Management magazines. He has more than 20 years of writing and editing experience at newspapers and magazines, including more than 15 years of covering technology in the state and local government market. Steve now serves as the Deputy Chief Content Officer for e.Republic. 

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