GeekWire: Steve Ballmer launches USAFacts

Steve Ballmer is a numbers guy.

The former Microsoft CEO and current L.A. Clippers owner was renowned for using data to run one of the world’s largest companies — maintaining a deep understanding of revenue, spending, and outcomes at the Redmond tech giant. And now he’s giving U.S. citizens the same types of insights into their government.

In a remarkable and unprecedented application of business principles to government operations, Ballmer today is launching a new non-profit initiative called USAFacts — releasing a series of detailed statistical reports on local, state and federal governments to show how the country is being run.

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