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Interior Opens Conversation on Open Government


02/05/2010


On December 8, 2009 the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued the Open Government Directive, instructing federal agencies to take specific steps to increase transparency, participation and collaboration in government.  

Today, the Department of the Interior launched DOI.gov/open – an online portal to Interior’s Open Government Plan and other efforts in to increase transparency, participation and collaboration in our agency. At DOI.gov/open you can:

  • Join Our Online Dialogue
    We want to hear from you! The Department of the Interior has launched OpenInterior.Ideascale.com an online dialogue focused on Interior’s Open Government Plan. You can submit your ideas in one of five topic areas (transparency, participation, collaboration, innovation and improving the dialogue) and vote and comment on ideas submitted by others.   
  • Track Our Progress
    The Open Government Directive lays out several deadlines for federal agencies to meet as we develop an Open Government Plan. You can track our progress here.
  • Check Out FOIA Reports
    The Freedom of Information Act gives you the right to access Department of the Interior records and information. Learn more about our FOIA program and download our annual reports.
  • Download Data
    DOI is committed to the President's Open Government Initiative has submitted seven high value datasets in support of the Open Government Directive. Although there are seven high value datasets specifically targeted for meeting the needs of the Open Government Directive we continue to identify more opportunities for dataset publication and have many more in the review queue. Learn about our seven high value datasets.
  • Get the Latest News
    We’ll post regular updates about the progress of our Open Government Plan and respond to some of your questions and ideas. Be sure to check back often.