Also this week, the Obama administration refused to release pertinent details on the controversial $18 million contract it signed for redesigning Recovery.Gov., the government website for tracking spending under the Obama economic stimulus program. Pro Publica, a non-profit news organization, filed a Freedom of Information request for a copy of the contract and its supporting documentation, but what the administration released contained massive redactions of the key provisions. Smartronix, an obscure Maryland-based defense contractor with little prior web site design experience, won the contract. Smartronix president, Mohammed Javaid, vice president Alan Parris, and partner John Parris have together given $19,000 to House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D) since 1999. A Hoyer spokesman vehemently denied any impropriety in connection with the contract award.