White House Publishes Open Government Directive


The White House has just released the Open Government Directive.

In a livestreamed chat, blogpost, and document online, the White House has announced a bold new plan for openness in the Executive Branch.  The result of months of interior conversations, and three public components, the new policy introduces sweeping goals and initiatives aimed at bringing citizens closer to their government, through technology, information, and public interaction.

We’ll have a lot to add in the coming days.  For additional background, here are some resources:

Sunlight’s Press Release on the Open Government Directive

Sunlight’s Policy Agenda

Sunlight’s Our Open Government List (dialog on the directive)

OMBWatch’s 21st Century Right to Know report (Sunlight participated and endorsed, pdf)

Archive of Sunlight’s live chat about the announcment