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Federal Agencies to Update Open Government Initiatives

WhiteHouseThe White House has directed federal agencies to introduce fresh initiatives as part of their open government plan updates, Fierce Government reported Monday.

Zach Rausnitz writes Todd Park, federal chief technology officer, issued a memo on Feb. 24 asking agencies to develop “bold” and “ambitious” projects regarding transparency, participation or collaboration.

Federal agencies are asked to describe how they intend to measure the results of the project, which is due for submission on June 1, according to the report.

Agencies must update their open government plans biennially under a directive from the Office of Management and Budget, Fierce Government reports.

Rausnitz writes agencies are also required to explain how they will address the backlog of Freedom of Information Act requests.

Each agency must submit an outline of their plan by April 1, according to the article.

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