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Title Open government : a progress report to the American people.

Imprint [Washington, DC] : [U.S. Office of the President], [2009]


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Federal Documents Online  PREX 44.2:OP 2    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (22 pages) : color illustrations
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Note Title from PDF title screen (viewed on Apr. 14, 2010).
"December 2009."
Summary For too long, the American people have experienced a culture of secrecy in Washington, where information is locked up, taxpayer dollars disappear without a trace, and lobbyists wield undue influence. For Americans, business as usual in Washington has reinforced the belief that government benefits the special interests and the well connected at the expense of the American people. But President Obama committed to change the way Washington works. And he has begun to do just that. On his first full day in office, President Obama signed the Memorandum on Transparency and Open Government, ushering in a new era of open and accountable government meant to bridge the gap between the American people and their government: The Administration is reducing the influence of special interests by writing new ethics rules that prevent lobbyists from coming to work in government or sitting on its advisory boards. The Administration is tracking how government uses the money with which the people have entrusted it with easy-to-understand websites like,, and IT. The Administration has issued an Open Government Directive, instructing every government agency to open its doors and its data to the American people. The Obama Administration is reshaping government according to three core values: Transparency. Government should provide citizens with information about what their government is doing so that government can be held accountable. Participation. Government should actively solicit expertise from outside Washington so that it makes policies with the benefit of the best information. Collaboration. Government officials should work together with one another and with citizens as part of doing their job of solving national problems.
Subject Transparency in government -- United States.
Legislative bodies -- Public meetings -- United States.
Executive departments -- Public meetings -- United States.
Government information -- Access control -- United States.
United states government.
Executive departments -- Public meetings. (OCoLC)fst00917839
Government information -- Access control. (OCoLC)fst00945365
Legislative bodies -- Public meetings. (OCoLC)fst00995735
Transparency in government. (OCoLC)fst01154902
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Government and political science.
Advisory activities.
Civilian population.
Problem solving.
United states.
Added Author United States. Executive Office of the President.
Standard No. DTICE ADA511553
Gpo Item No. 0850-A (online)
0766-C-03 (online)
Sudoc No. PREX 1.2:OP 2/3

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