M-13-13 -- Open Data Policy: Managing Information as an Asset


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


Pursuant to Executive Order of May 9, 2013, Making Open and Machine Readable the New Default for Government Information, this Memorandum establishes a framework to help institutionalize the principles of effective information management at each stage of the information's life cycle to promote interoperability and openness. Whether or not particular information can be made public, agencies can apply this framework to all information resources to promote efficiency and produce value.

This Memorandum is designed to be consistent with existing requirements in the Paperwork Reduction Act, the E-Government Act of 2002, the Privacy Act of 1974, the Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002 (FISMA ), the Confidential Information Protection and Statistical Efficiency Act of 2002 (CIPSEA), the Freedom of Information Act, the Information Quality Act, the Federal Records Act, and existing OMB and Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) guidance.


Name:Owen Ambur


Name:Office of Management and Budget



  • Sylvia M. BurwellDirector

  • Steven VanRoekelFederal Chief Information Officer

  • Todd ParkU.S. Chief Technology Officer

  • Dominic J. ManciniActing Administrator, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs