OMB Watch Updates Data, Features on


-For Immediate Release-
September 20, 2007

Contact: Brian Gumm, (202) 234-8494,

OMB Watch Updates Data, Features on

WASHINGTON, Sept. 20, 2007—Today, OMB Watch released the latest updated version of, including new data for FY 2006 and FY 2007, additional search functionality, greater accessibility for people with disabilities, and patches and upgrades for reported bugs. The site now contains contracting data through the second quarter of FY 2007 and federal assistance data through the first three quarters of FY 2006.

In addition, users now have the ability to narrow contracting searches by using contractor characteristics, such as "minority owned business," or "8A firms," just to name a few. This function is called "Contractor Type" and can be found in the advanced search for contractors within the "Contracts" tab.

Also, now has added accessibility for people with disabilities (read more about accessibility upgrades and compliance). The website complies with all of the automatic checkpoints of the Section 508 Accessibility Guidelines and has been manually verified for nearly all of the manual checkpoints. OMB Watch plans to continue to upgrade the site to expand accessibility in line with standards established by the disability community. Please contact us should you experience any problems accessing the website.

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