While most federal agencies launched their transparency pages on February 6th there are a number of agencies that did not. The administration has certainly taken big steps towards open government, but there is still quite a ways to go.
According to a few panelists at the State of the Union for Technology event, President Obama’s initiative for open government may face some challenges. One of the main obstacles is putting ideas into action or policy.
Aneesh Chopra, the Federal CTO, doesn’t seem to be concerned. In his address he stated, the idea is to “get feedback and improve over time – that’s our philosophy.”
On the contrary, according to NextGov reports, Leslie Harris, the president and CEO at the Center for Democracy and Technology, stated, “The government neds to be very clear that this isn’t an immediate process. Expectations are set too high.”