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.”
6:08 PM ET by Lisa Ellman and Hollie Russon Gilman
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
The Obama Administration has harnessed new technology to engage the public, worked to disclose information more quickly, and given citizens a greater voice in decision-making. There is more work to do, and we remain committed to continuing this in the second term.
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.
Sunshine Week is a good time to reflect on the notable steps the Administration has taken in the last year-and-a-half to fulfill its commitment to implement the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI)—a voluntary, global effort designed to increase transparency, strengthen the accountability of natural resource revenues, and build public trust for the governance of these vital activities.
To mark Sunshine Week, the White House is highlighting initiative a day which demonstrates the Obama Administration’s continued commitment to open and accessible government -- today we focus on data transparency and the effort to make government data accessible for economic growth.
This week the White House is highlighting one initiative a day which demonstrates the Obama Administration’s continued commitment to open and accessible government -- the first in the series focuses on progress made improving the administration of the FOIA.
The Open Government Partnership publishes the text of the President's directive extending whistleblower protections to the intelligence and national security communities, as requested by the community.