AALL Contributes to Audit Revealing Wide Variation in Agency Plans to Make Government More Open: NASA, HUD, EPA Produce Strong Plans, DOJ Plan Disappoints

AALL contributed to an audit organized by OpenTheGovernment.org to rank executive agencies’ Open Government Plans, which were released on April 7 as required by the Obama administration’s Open Government Directive (OGD). The evaluations rate the extent to which agencies met the OGD’s requirements and provide bonus points for exceeding the requirements.

While all of the agencies required to produce a plan completed them within the four month deadline, the audit found wide variation in the plans. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Housing and Urban Development, and Environmental Protection Agency produced the strongest plans by going beyond all the OGD requirements, while the Department of Treasury, Department of Defense, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Department of Energy, and the Department of Justice produced the weakest.

Agencies will be asked to revise their plans by the end of May. OpenTheGovernment.org and AALL will revisit those plans in early June to see how agencies have responded to this audit.

Please see our Press Release for more information.

[Posted by Emily Feldman]

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