Today is 120 Days Since the Open Government Memo


Today is 120 days after President Obama’s Open Government Memo, released on his first full day in office: January 21st, 2009.

In case you’re wondering what’s formally due today, or whether anything is late, here’s what the memo requested:

I direct the Chief Technology Officer, in coordination with the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the Administrator of General Services, to coordinate the development by appropriate executive departments and agencies, within 120 days, of recommendations for an Open Government Directive, to be issued by the Director of OMB, that instructs executive departments and agencies to take specific actions implementing the principles set forth in this memorandum. The independent agencies should comply with the Open Government Directive.

The Directive itself isn’t due today, as has been widely suggested.