According to DailyTech, the Obama administration's new Recovery.gov Web site is going to cost taxpayers a whopping $18 million over the next five years. A redesign of the site alone is going to cost $9.5 million, reports ABC News. Smartronix has been awarded that contract, notes InformationWeek.
The Web site has already received criticism from groups like the Sunlight Foundation, which says the site does not include enough raw data. The Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board seems to have addressed this concern with the soon-to-be-launched FederalReporting.gov, which will give the public access to the same machine-readable data that updates Recovery.gov.