"May you live all the years of your life."
Thanks to your support, 2013 has been a spectacular year. Here are some of the highlights...
America's Leading Transparency Portal:
February: At OpenTheBooks.com, we posted online all disclosed federal salaries, farm subsidies, contracts, grants, loans, insurance and direct payments. Finally, all spending is searchable from one website and users rendered millions of queries since the launch.
Open The Books App Launched:
National Press, Relationships & Awards:
September & December: Innovation Nation- a John Stossel Special showcased Open The Books on The Fox News Channel.
November: The largest center-right persuading organization in the nation, Americans For Prosperity introduced Spotlight Spending powered by OpenTheBooks.com.
A column at Forbes.com recognized the importance of our work; James OKeefe at Project Veritas sourced our data in a video viewed over 600,000 on YouTube.
Open The Books App won Best Political App 2013 by Web Marketing Association. Teresa Mull at American Spectator wrote, "This may be the smartest thing smart phones have produced yet."
Our Investigative Reports:
August: we published our The Federal Transfer Report- Fortune 100 Companies. Quantifying all contracts, grants, loans, direct payments, insurance and farm subsidies into the Fortune 100 since year 2000.
December: we published our The Federal Transfer Report- Farm Subsidies & The Big Dogs. On social media, our report has been shared nearly 100,000 times.
With the nation debt nearly $17 trillion, you cannot cut wasteful spending-- if you cannot simply see it.
Happy New Year!