U.S. Releases Third Open Government National Action Plan

In connection with the Open Government Partnership (OGP) meetings this week in Mexico City, the U.S. released its third Open Government National Action Plan.  The government releases these plans every two years as part of its membership in the Partnership.  (It is also distinct from any commitments OGP members make during the current meetings.)

The third plan includes new commitments, many of which build on previous commitments to make government information more usable and accessible to the public that it serves.  New commitments that are of particular interest to me are the efforts to set up web design standards, as well as an effort to make publicly available every address in the U.S.  Science and technology do not have a large role as a subject in this plan, but technology is an important tool in implementing many, if not all, of the commitments to open government.

Unfortunately, the most recent progress report on how the government has been implementing its plan(s) is for 2011-2013.  There is a more current self-assessment available.  The Open Government Partnership summit continues through tomorrow, the 29th.

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