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On his first full day in office, President Obama committed his Administration "to creating an unprecedented level of openness in Government." To help meet that goal, the Administration has issued an Open Government Directive and a new Memorandum on Freedom of Information Act and Attorney General Guidelines. The Administration has also launched an expansive effort to open up data to developers, advocates, and the public via Data.gov. During this event, panelists -- transparency experts from inside and outside government-- discussed these initiatives and their effect on the public. Panelists also took questions from the live and viewing audience.
Click on the links for the program and for hand-outs, "The White House on Transparency" and "About the Office of Government Information Services (OGIS)."
Also, download copies PowerPoint presentations used during the third panel by Laura Beavers, National KIDS COUNT Coordinator, Annie E. Casey Foundation, and Eric Gunderson, President and co-founder, Development Seed.
Sunshine Week 2010 National Dialogue is brought to you in celebration of Sunshine Week by the American Association of Law Libraries, American Library Association, Association of Research Libraries, Center for American Progress,League of Women Voters, National Coalition Against Censorship, National Freedom of Information Coalition, OMB Watch, OpenTheGovernment.org, Public Citizen, Sunshine Week, Special Libraries Association, and the Sunlight Foundation.