Ring Your Glass- Our 2013 American_Flag8

December 30, 2013 09:19 AM




"May you live all the years of your life." 

Jonathan Swift

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:

First-to-market with an app for Apple and Droid to track spending by ZIP code. 370 million lines of federal, state and local spending and salaries pushed to your mobile device. Our news was broadcast on the nightly newscast in 30% of nation, and our editorial was published in The Wall Street Journal.

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!



Founder, OpenTheBooks.com 

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