Free Sequester Data Here!

You may recall that I did a series of posts on the sequestration report from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).

Machine readable data files and analysis:


All of the data is keyed to pages of: OMB Report Pursuant to the Sequestration Transparency Act of 2012 (P. L. 112–155)

So you can satisfy yourself that the files are an accurate representation of the OMB report.

As far as I know, these are the only electronic versions of the report accessible by the public.

One assumes the OMB has these files in electronic format but they have not been posted.

BTW, my posts in order of appearance:

U.S. Sequestration Report – Out of the Shadows/Into the Light? First post, general questions about consequences of cuts. (September 17, 2012)

Topic Map Modeling of Sequestration Data (Help Pls!) Second post, question of how to model the “special” rules as written. (September 29, 2012)

Modeling Question: What Happens When Dots Don’t Connect? Third post, modeling associations question (October 13, 2012)

Fiscal Cliff + OMB or Fool Me Once/Twice Fourth post, Appendix A appears, with comments. (December 7, 2012)

Over The Fiscal Cliff – Blindfolded Fifth post, Appendix B appears. (December 29, 2012)

The 560+ $Billion Shell Game Sixth post, detailed analysis of appendixes A and B. (January 1, 2013)

No Joy in Vindication Seventh post, Confirmation by the GAO that the problem I describe in the 560+ $Billion Shell Game exists in the DoD. (January 21, 2013)


Refried Numbers from the OMB

In its current attempt at sequester obfuscation, the OMB combined the approaches used in Appendices A and B of its earlier report and reduced the percentage of sequestration. See: OMB REPORT TO THE CONGRESS ON THE JOINT COMMITTEE SEQUESTRATION FOR FISCAL YEAR 2013.

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