US Opens Window To Subcontractor Data

Law360, New York (December 2, 2010, 12:27 PM EST) -- The U.S. government has begun publishing the names, dollar awards and executive pay for subcontractors on major federal contracts and grants, part of the Obama administration's push to increase transparency and public visibility into how it distributes billions of dollars in federal spending.

USASpending.gov — the online public database tracking U.S. contract and grant spending nationwide — on Wednesday began including first-tier subcontractors' names and the dollar amounts of their subcontracts alongside information about prime recipients and agency spending.

The change implements long-delayed provisions from the...
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