The nonprofit National Priorities Project has launched State Smart, a data and visualization resource that allows users to track how federal funding moves through states. The site, which brings together a variety of data sources, was created in an attempt to recreate the Census Bureau’s discontinued Consolidated Federal Funds Report. In addition to making up the visualizations and analysis offered on the site, the constituent data sets are also available for download.
Nonprofit Recreates Discontinued Federal Data Report
Travis Korte is a research analyst at the Center for Data Innovation specializing in data science applications and open data. He has a background in journalism, computer science and statistics. Prior to joining the Center for Data Innovation, he launched the Science vertical of The Huffington Post and served as its Associate Editor, covering a wide range of science and technology topics. He has worked on data science projects with HuffPost and other organizations. Before this, he graduated with highest honors from the University of California, Berkeley, having studied critical theory and completed coursework in computer science and economics. His research interests are in computational social science and using data to engage with complex social systems. You can follow him on Twitter @traviskorte.
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