Register for the Open Government Public Meeting on July 30

Please participate in the upcoming public meeting to discuss the development of the third US Open Government National Action Plan. We need your suggestions to help strengthen open government.

Open Government Public Meeting

Thursday, July 30, 2015
2:00 – 4:00 PM
National Archives and Records Administration
700 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
William G. McGowan Theater
Washington, DC 20408
Register to attend.

Please use the Special Events entrance at the corner of 7th and Constitution Ave for this event. The event will also be live-streamed on Whitehouse.gov/live.

The Public Meeting will include presenters from the Open Government Partnership, the White House, the National Archives, and other Federal agencies, as well as representatives from civil society stakeholders. Contribute your suggestions in person or online through email at opengov@ostp.gov, on Twitter @OpenGov, and on Hackpad with your suggestions.

The United States will publish the third Open Government National Action Plan (NAP) later this year as part of our commitment to the Open Government Partnership. The NAP will include new and expanded open government commitments that will be fulfilled in the next two years. In the first and second US NAPs, previous commitments related to our work at NARA have included:

  • Modernize management of government records
  • Establish a FOIA modernization advisory committee
  • Transform the security classification system
  • Pilot technological tools to analyze classified Presidential records
  • Implement monitoring and tracking of declassification reviews
  • Implement the controlled unclassified information (CUI) program
  • Increased crowdsourcing and citizen science programs

Please keep in mind the following principles as you think of your suggestions for the US open government commitments. NAP commitments should be:

  • Ambitious: pushing government beyond current practice by strengthening transparency, accountability, and public participation
  • Relevant: advancing one of the four open government principles of (1) transparency, (2) accountability, (3) participation, and/or (4) technology and innovation
  • Specific: describing the problem to be solved and expected outcomes
  • Measurable: allowing independent observers to gauge whether the commitment has been complete
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