The United States has released a new action plan for open government that lists existing policies and plans and includes new initiatives:
- The Open Government Partnership National Action Plan For The United States Of America (September 20, 2011) [PDF, 10pp]
- White House releases open government action plan with new initiatives, by Joseph Marks, NextGov (09/20/2011)
The Plan was developed as part of the United States’ participation in the Open Government Partnership, a multilateral initiative that aims to secure concrete commitments from governments to promote transparency, empower citizens, fight corruption, and harness new technologies to strengthen governance. The OGP is overseen by a steering committee of governments and civil society organizations.
Participating countries in the Open Government Partnership pledge to deliver country action plans that elaborate concrete commitments on open government. In each country, these commitments are developed through a multi-stakeholder process, with the active engagement of citizens and civil society.