REI Systems, Inc. has built several high profile dashboards for the U.S. Government including ITDashboard.gov, USASpending.gov, and the Minority/Women Owned Business Enterprises Report Card for New York City (mwbereportcardnyc.com). These Dashboards support the U.S. President Obama’s Open Government and Transparency initiatives – promoting accountability and enabling collaboration, which has led to greater levels of efficiency and effectiveness in the Federal Government. The session will focus on Dashboards – including the critical ingredients of building an effective dashboard such as approaches for data storage, analytics, and visualization. We will demonstrate how Drupal is an ideal platform for building dashboards. The presentation will highlight the key aspects of Drupal that were leveraged in building these high-profile dashboards, including how the challenges we faced were overcome.