Improved Data Recipient Data File on Recovery.gov
by Craig Jennings
Oct 19, 2009
Kudos to the Recovery Board for responding so quickly to user complaints that recipient report data on Recovery.gov was spread over some 120 files had parsing issues when opened in a spreadsheet. Since Friday, the Board has added to Recovery.gov's Download Center a single file containing all prime and sub-recipient reports. Not only that, but the file is a Microsoft Excel file, which means that commas appearing in some of the data fields won't confuse your spreadsheet application like the CSV files originally posted.
This is definitely a good sign that the Board and the Recovery.gov tech team are hearing the transparency community and responding to its concerns.
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