Feb. 15, 2010,
12 a.m. - District of Columbia
Mayor Adrian M. Fenty and Chief Technology Officer Bryan
Sivak announced the launch of TrackDC (http://track.dc.gov), a
new government accountability website designed to let the public
learn exactly how the District government is working for them.
“My administration is
committed to transparency and accountability,” said Fenty.
“With our new TrackDC site, we’re inviting 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.”
TrackDC is said to allow visitors to 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. The
site provides information on the following for all District
Agency missions and service offerings
Agency press releases
Agency performance plans
key performance indicators
Agency performance accountability reports
Agency quality assurance results
Additional metrics for monitoring agency
performance against goals
TrackDC also includes over 400 data sets on specific aspects of
each agency’s services and performances, including
service requests, crime incidence and
response data, permits, construction projects, purchase orders,
awarded contracts, and much more.
The site also provides interactive charts that show how the
District’s FY 2010 budget is distributed among agencies and
programs. From each chart, with just a few clicks of a mouse,
visitors can penetrate deep into budget detail.
Visitors to TrackDC
can also perform their own analysis by downloading raw data to
spread sheets and other applications available on the site.
Additionally, TrackDC allows visitors to tell agencies how
they’re doing via email, Facebook, Twitter, and more.
“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.”
To learn more about other
D.C. government technology initiatives and resources, visit