We Want Your Input on Building a More Open Government


Start: 2013-09-30, Publication: 2013-09-05


In order to develop a Plan with the most creative and ambitious solutions, we need all-hands-on-deck. That's why we are asking for your input on what should be in the NAP 2.0 ... Please think about these questions and send your thoughts to by September 23. We will post a summary of your submissions online in the future.

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 have fulfilled 24 of those 26 commitments, including launching the online We the People petition platform, which has been used by more than 10 million people; unleashing thousands of government data resources as part of the Administration's Open Data Initiatives; and committing to joining the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, to ensure that taxpayers are receiving every dollar due for the extraction of their natural resources. 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." ...


Name:Owen Ambur


Name:Open Government Initiative


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  • Nick SinaiU.S. Deputy Chief Technology Officer.