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Report: Agencies Using Infographics to Report Data

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Agencies such as the Congressional Budget Office are increasingly using infographics to make data available in a visual format, Federal Computer Week reports.

CBO used a series of infographics to demonstrate federal budgets and the images circulated around social network bulletin boards on Pinterest within two days of the April 17 release.

CBO first used infographics on the federal budget in December 2011, according to the report.

The office has used infographics to illustrate growth in Medicare and Medicaid spending, individual income tax reliance, the troubled asset relief program, Social Security and budget outlooks].

NASA also used infographics when announcing its open government 2.0 plan and the Census Bureau applied the visual format to demonstrate demographic changes in the U.S. from 1940 to the present.

According to USA.gov, the White House, Social Security Administration, Administration for International Development and the Federal Communications Commission have used infographics as well.

Google Trends additionally indicated the term infographic has been rising in searches over the years.

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