On Tuesday, the Obama administration acted on a promise the president made on his first day in office -- to make government agencies more transparent, participatory and collaborative via an "Open Government Directive." Transparency-in-government advocacy groups hailed the announcement.
The Open Government Directive will make an Open Government memo released in May operational by directing agencies to take specific actions during the course of a two-year timeline. The White House announced the directive during a live online chat with Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra and Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra. Kopra solicited public comment on the directive through the White House Open Government Initiative.
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I should clarify so I don't sound so much like a Debby Downer. I wonder if this will be the onset of forming another agency where there will have to be hundreds of people hired and paid with taxpayer dollars? I would rather it start with doing away with closed door meetings. But that's just my opinion.
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