Following President Obama's regulatory strategy, more than 30 Agencies identify initiatives with the potential to eliminate tens of millions of hours in reporting burdens, and billions of dollars in regulatory costs. Read the agency plans and share your comments, feedback and questions.
For too long, the Federal Government allowed the American people’s hard-earned tax dollars to fund ineffective and duplicative projects, failing to leverage advances in technology to achieve savings. The result is that taxpayer dollars have been wasted. This should never be tolerated, but particularly with the tough fiscal situation, it’s unacceptable. It’s time that we live within our means, cut the waste too prevalent in Washington, and live up to our responsibility to the American people.
Whitehouse.gov is just one part of the White House's online outreach. The White House continues to work to reach Americans where they get and discuss information, while at the same time meeting its obligations under the Presidential Records Act.
Cass Sunstein, Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, writes about new guidance to Federal agencies to help make government information clear to the public and streamline government response resources.
Good government isn't just a priority for President Obama. In countries around the world, governments and civil society groups are taking new and creative steps to ensure that government delivers for citizens and to strengthen democratic accountability.
Vivek Kundra, Federal CIO, takes to the White Board to explain how the IT Dashboard website helped save $3 billion in taxpayer funds and make government more efficient by shining a light on the federal government’s IT projects.
Assistant to the President and Cabinet Secretary Chris Lu discusses open government across federal agencies as a long-term investment to build a stronger democracy and create a more efficient and effective government.
Special Assistant to the President for Justice and Regulatory Policy Steve Croley discusses “Sunshine Week," a time to assess open government, and to encourage citizens to seek information from their government and participate in public affairs.
On the one-year anniversary of the Open Government Directive, Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra, Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra and Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs Cass Sunstein answer your questions in a live video chat at 2:00 p.m. EST on Wednesday, December 8th.