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.
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.
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 email@example.com.