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Group Says Open Government Programs are 'Priceless'

The Sunlight Foundation has figured out just how much the continuing resolution will cost the Obama administration's open government programs.

"The returns from these government initiatives in terms of transparency are priceless. They help the government operate more effectively and efficiently, thereby saving taxpayer money and aiding oversight," the foundation's Daniel Schuman said in a statement. "In fact, we were able to calculate how much was spent on Data.gov by using the Office of Management and Budget's IT Dashboard - one of the initiatives that would face virtual extinction if Congress does not rescind these proposed budget cuts."

Read more about the group's findings here.

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