Behavioral Economics = Transparency + Ease

Peter Orszag trumpets the new Information Technology dashboard, a browser-based tool that brings the concept of transparency to practice around government spending on IT projects.

Yesterday, the federal “IT Dashboard” went online — a new, one-stop clearinghouse of information that allows anyone with a web browser to track federal IT initiatives and hold the government accountable for progress and results.

Scrapping paperwork, dispensing with multiple formats, and doing away with other upfront hassles really does make a lot of difference.

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