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Open Government Plan

Submitted on May 30, 2014 - 10:00 am

On January 21, 2009, President Obama issued the first executive memorandum of his Administration, entitled “Transparency and Open Government.” This memorandum established three guiding principles for the conduct of government activities. Government should be transparent.Government should be participatory.Government should be collaborative.

The Department of Commerce (the Department) is fully committed to these principles, and we are pleased to present the 2014 Department of Commerce Open Government Plan, version 3.0 (the Plan). The Plan is updated annually, and this release represents its fifth publication. It builds on the Department’s long history of information dissemination and the adoption of new tools and technology to facilitate a more transparent and accessible agency. The Department will continue to encourage and strive for increased participation and collaboration among its employees, with other government agencies and the American people.

This year’s Plan provides an overview of the Department’s new 2014-2018 Strategic Plan, describes Department program and functional areas which are critical to Open Government, features three “flagship” Open Government initiatives, and highlights Open Government happenings of ongoing initiatives and activities across the Department’s Bureaus and Operating Units (BOUs). It is available on the Department’s Open Government website at http://open.commerce.gov/open-government-plan.

We invite the American public to join in as the Department moves toward becoming a more open and effective provider of government services and information. Please feel free to provide feedback by submitting comments to open@doc.gov.

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DOC Open Government Plan v 3_0 2014-05-29 Published Final.pdf2.13 MB
DOC Open Government Plan v 2_5 2013-04-30.pdf4.17 MB
DOC Open Government Plan v 2_0 2012-04-03 Final.pdf6.25 MB
DOC Open Government Plan v 1_5 Final 2011-07-14 (2).pdf1.64 MB
DOC Open Government Plan v 1_0 Final 040710.pdf144.75 KB