Steve Ballmer is, obviously, an incredibly accomplished business mind. Much of this success has come from his relentless ability to track the money — where it’s going, and where it ought to be.
Although he’s no longer CEO of Microsoft, Ballmer’s interest in analyzing data, and finding solutions, has not retired. Instead, he is taking his perspective and fixing it on the United States government through his new venture “USA Facts.”
The group’s mission statement doesn’t read like that of a technology company; instead, he seems to be embracing the classic “public service” attitude of data networks:
USAFacts is a new data-driven portrait of the American population, our government’s finances, and government’s impact on society. We are a non-partisan, not-for-profit civic initiative and have no political agenda or commercial motive. We provide this information as a free public service and are committed to maintaining and expanding it in the future. — USAFacts.org
In order to promote the group’s recent launch, Ballmer appeared on CNN to tell the story of his latest project. You can watch the segment below:
#USAFacts aims to bring government data to life. @fareedzakaria met with @Steven_Ballmer to discuss its findings. https://t.co/E2yOdCR95c— USAFacts (@USAFacts) April 28, 2017