Open Government Directive

Open Government LogoThe Open Government Initiative lays out the Obama Administration plan to usher in a new era of open and accountable government that will bridge the gap between the American people and their government. The core values of this initiative are:

  • Transparency: Government should provide citizens with information about what their government is doing so that government can be held accountable.
  • Participation:  Government should actively solicit expertise from outside Washington so that it makes policies with the benefit of the best information.
  • Collaboration: Government officials should work together with one another and with citizens as part of doing their job of solving national problems.

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