The value of an Open Government is that it will show its ongoing work while still protecting the privacy of its people and security of the nation. This openness is the cornerstone of a great society. Open Government creates a two-way conversation with the public it serves. The conversation is the basis of information collaboration. This collaboration helps the government to visualize, address and solve problems and issues from a boarder perspective than was previously available. The first government wide effort to be open and make more information available to the public was the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA). Throughout the years all federal government agencies have looked for methods to achieve the most efficient and cost effective delivery of this FOIA information.
You can read the white paper covering the subject of Government-wide Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Workflow Utilizing a Centralized Repository in PDF file listed below.