Open Government Plan


Start: 2010-04-07, Publication: 2010-04-25


DOI’s Open Government Plan is intended to serve as a framework and vision to apply open government efforts throughout the organization. This plan not only meets the requirements stated in the Open Government Directive, but also goes beyond this to include several leading practices (See Appendix C for mapping).

To ensure institutionalization and lasting sustainability of open government principles within DOI, this plan is purposely designed to be a living document – a frequently updated framework that provides direction throughout the Department. Some components of this plan are prescriptive and require immediate action. However, the majority of DOI’s Open Government Plan is focused on providing guidance on various ways to incorporate open government principles into current and future priorities and initiatives. The agile nature of this plan requires constant incorporation of feedback and is intended to be updated as frequently as each quarter.


Name:Owen Ambur


Name:U.S. Department of the Interior


The U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) protects America’s natural resources and heritage, honors our cultures and tribal communities, and supplies the energy to power our future. With nine bureaus and five Offices, it has one of the most diverse stakeholder bases in the Federal Government. The variety of missions coupled with the vast geographic expanse combines to present unique challenges.


  • Ken SalazarSecretary