task Updating Government Data on the Social Security Reformer


Last year I built the Social Security Reformer for the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. The interactive tool models a variety of potential public policy changes to the social security system and allows users to see the impact of those changes and try to make the program solvent. This week the Social Security Trustees released new data that can be applied to the model. I previously developed a backend data import script that converts their data from Excel to CSV and imports it into a myql database. Using this script, the data update was simple and fast.