Announcing the first ever White House Student Film Festival.
Building on efforts to create more efficient, effective, and accountable governments, the Obama Administration issues a new report, outlining ambitious new open-government commitments
President Obama launched the first U.S. Open Government National Action Plan in September 2011, as part of the Nation’s commitment to the global Open Government Partnership, a multilateral initiative to promote transparency, empower citizens, fight corruption, and harness new technologies to strengthen governance. The first Plan laid out 26 concrete steps the United States would take to promote public participation in government, increase transparency, and manage public resources more effectively. We are proud of this progress, but recognize that there is always more we can do to build a more efficient, effective, and accountable government. In that spirit, the Obama Administration has committed to develop a second National Action Plan on Open Government: “NAP 2.0.”
Last Tuesday, the White House honored 14 Open Government and Civic Hacking Champions of Change—extraordinary Americans working to improve their communities through technology, innovation, and civic participation. As entrepreneurs, innovators, organizers, and community leaders, these “Champions of Change” have made a tremendous positive impact.
As part of our ongoing commitment to the international Open Government Partnership, the Obama Administration has committed to develop a second National Action Plan on Open Government. To accomplish this task effectively, we’ll need all-hands-on-deck. That’s why we plan to solicit and incorporate your input as we develop the National Action Plan “2.0.”
This July, the White House will host a “Champions of Change” event to celebrate these local change-agents, whose exemplary leadership is helping to strengthen our democracy and increase participation in our government.We’re asking you to help us identify these standout local leaders by nominating a Champion of Change for Transformative Civic Engagement
Yesterday, President Obama visited Austin, Texas, to kick off his Middle Class Jobs and Opportunity Tour. At Capital Factory, a local start-up incubator, he met with technology entrepreneurs and innovative companies that are helping grow our economy and create jobs by building new products and services. One of those companies, Stormpulse, uses freely available government weather data to help businesses protect themselves.
Since the first day of the Obama Administration, the Federal government has worked to make government more efficient, effective, and responsive to citizens’ needs. The Administration is committed to harnessing new technology to engage the public, disclosing information more quickly, and giving citizens a greater voice in decision-making. Today, we are proud to release a Self-Assessment Report on the many steps taken to fulfill those commitments.
During Sunshine Week, we celebrate the ways government can improve public use of government information. We recently took an important step to increase public access to the results of research funded by the Federal Government, focusing on two key products of funded research: peer-reviewed scholarly publications and scientific data.
Guidance to better manage Federal information as an asset to make it more open, accessible, and usable by the public.
The President’s Executive Order on making Federal Government information more open and accessible to promote economic growth and government efficiency.
These Open Government efforts are now entering a new phase, as we collaborate with other countries in the global Open Government Partnership.
Memorandum: The purpose of this Memorandum is to set out guidance for agencies to inform and facilitate the use of disclosure, specifically "smart disclosure."
Since President Obama took office, the Administration has strived to make information about how government works more accessible to the public and to solicit citizens’ participation in government decision-making.
The President’s first executive action, the Open Government Memorandum calls for more transparent, participatory, and collaborative government.
An overview of 10 leading practices that emphasize the government's role as an "impatient convener" to advance the President’s Strategy for American Innovation.
An easy to understand primer about the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA).
Guidance on using social media within the framework of the Paperwork Reduction Act.
Guidance to help improve the public’s ability to track regulatory actions throughout their lifecycle in order to promote informed public participation.
A streamlined process for agencies to meet their obligations under the Paperwork Reduction Act for voluntary, low-burden, and uncontroversial collections.
Promoting greater openness in the regulatory process by providing comprehensive electronic regulatory dockets online..
Guidance for using web measurement and customization technologies to improve the Federal Government’s services online.
Guidance for agencies using third-party websites and applications to engage with the public.
How to use disclosure and simplification to achieve regulatory objectives.
The Guidance provides a policy and legal framework for the use of prizes and challenges to promote open government, innovation, and other national priorities.
The President’s strategy identifies public sector innovation as critical to creating a national environment ripe for entrepreneurship.
Establishing an open and uniform program for managing controlled, unclassified data