The first set of weekly reports are up on These reports are in the form of Excel spreadsheets. No huge surprise there, after all, the world runs on Excel doesn’t it? What is surprising is that they didn’t seem to redact anything. The report submitter’s contact information, including phone number in many cases, is included at the top of each report. This seems just a little too transparent. Isn’t this inviting the general public to call that person with random questions?

Hypothetical Caller: “Hey, yeah, is this Lana? I noticed that you have this $27,460,000,000 appropriation that you haven’t used yet, can you fix the pothole on my street?”

Lana over at the DOT does not have time to field phone calls like this, she has reports to prepare.

via The Takeaway

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