National Action Plan on Open Government

The Data Briefing: Three Significant Events in Federal Open Data This Past Week

Mar 23, 2016 |

Three recent stories demonstrate how opening up federal government data and using agile methods to create federal government software can spur innovation while saving tax money and helping the American public. In its Second Open Government National Action Plan (PDF, 639 KB, 5 pages, September 2014), the White House called for a government-wide policy on Read »

Once Upon a FOIA Request: How You Can Open Public Records

Dec 18, 2015 | ,

Like many of you, we watched with great interest this week when a citizen submitted a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) asking them to release to the public Wu-Tang Clan’s album, Once Upon a Time in Shaolin. While official sources explain that the desired outcome is not possible Read »

Empowering the Voice of Citizens at Core of GSA Open Government

Oct 29, 2015 |

We are proud to announce our commitment to the third U.S. National Action Plan for Open Government, released this week at the Open Government Partnership (OGP) Global Summit in Mexico City, Mexico, Read »

GSA Open Government Builds Solutions and Gives Voice to Citizens

Oct 29, 2015 |

Our work at the General Services Administration encompass many of the pillars of Open Government, from giving a greater voice to citizens to through Public Participation innovations like Challenge.gov to making the Read »

Help Us Strengthen Open Government

Jul 10, 2015 |

Since the United States joined the Open Government Partnership in 2011, U.S. agencies have been working alongside civil society to develop and implement commitments to increase transparency, improve participation, and curb corruption. From opening up Federal spending data to make it easier to see how taxpayer dollars are spent, to the We the People online Read »

3rd U.S. Public Participation Playbook Draft Released This Month

Dec 17, 2014 |

The new third draft of the U.S. Public Participation Playbook continues to incorporate changes proposed from more than 100 suggestions submitted via public comment aimed at measuring the performance and improving the development of government programs. It takes the 13 initial “plays” from rough brainstorming and collaborations to a more refined, action-focused presentation that will help contributors understand and identify opportunities Read »