Monday, November 9, 2015

Homeland Security contracts, fiscal 2015

Below are $4,808,596,632 in contracts that the Department of Homeland Security reported in fiscal 2015, which ended on Sept. 30, 2014.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

State Department contracts, bubble chart

The State Department reported $7,396,606,555 in contracts for fiscal 2015, which runs from Oct. 1, 2014 to Sept. 30, 2015.

State Department contracts, fiscal 2015

The State Department reported $7,396,606,555 in contracts for fiscal 2015, which runs from Oct. 1, 2014 to Sept. 30, 2015.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

BBG's top 10 companies: Video and motion picture production

BBG's movie and television contractors

The Broadcasting Board of Governors, or BBG, hired these movie and television companies to subcontract jobs to writers, journalists, on-air talent, performers, musicians and artists from April 15, 2002, to April 1, 2015.
The movie and television companies that have received the largest BBG contracts from April 15, 2002, to April 1, 2015, are below:

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Washington Software passes $5 million mark

The Broadcasting Board of Governors has paid Washington Software a total of $5,058,354.92 since July 1, 2011.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

$829 million to NED

The National Endowment for Democracy has received $829,294,446 in federal grants since 2007. The NED helps finance the pro-democracy fight in Cuba.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Starving artists?

The U.S. government-financed contractors shown in this graphic paid $623,670,330 to artists, writers and performers from Nov. 7, 1996, to March 17, 2015. The Broadcasting Board of Governors, which oversees Radio and TV Martí, accounted for $73,095,499 of the money.

BBG ranks third on spending list

These U.S. government agencies paid $623,670,330 to artists, writers and performers from Nov. 7, 1996, to March 17, 2015. The Broadcasting Board of Governors, which oversees TV and Radio Martí, ranks third on the money list, behind the U.S. Army and NASA.

ATM Interactive

Palettes containing one trillion dollars. Note man at left. Credit: PageTutor
In February, the Obama administration proposed a $4.07 trillion dollar budget. The budget numbers are difficult for me to imagine. I mean, who's ever seen a trillion dollars?
Over the past several years, I've tried to sift through the federal dollars to learn more about what the U.S. government spends on programs related to Cuba.
I created ATM Interactive to display visual graphics that make it easier to see and understand where the money goes. I have been using Tableau, amazing software that makes databases and spreadsheets easier to comprehend and visualize.
I have posted some graphics to my blog, Along the Malecón, but the pages are too narrow for you to get the full interactive experience of the graphic.