Open Government Plans on Transparency, Participation and Collaboration

Federal agencies and departments had to publish their (draft) plans of their proposed changes to increase transparency, participation and collaboration as part of the Whitehouse’s Open Government Initiative last week. As Beth Noveck, United States Deputy Chief Technology Officer and Director of the White House Open Government Initiative (OSTP) writes on the Whitehouse blog:


The plans are chock full of examples of concrete efforts — not lip service — to making open government happen in practice and creating genuine opportunity for meaningful and practical civic engagement.

Except for two agencies, all plans seem to meet the expectations in this early stage. I am currently in the process of evaluating the collaborations parts of all 29 plans and will post my results soon.

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