Statement: New US National Action Plan Initiatives

The US will address four new openness issues as part of its 2014-2015 National Action Plan, honoring its promise to make the second Plan a “living document.” The new commitments largely build on the government’s new and existing data and technology initiatives. The government’s commitment to increase transparency in spending now includes the administration’s efforts to implement the DATA Act.

Just yesterday, the White House issued a Presidential Memorandum urging agencies to collaborate with civil society groups in the conduct of foreign policy and to facilitate exchanges between governments and civil society. We hope these practices will be applied domestically and enhance the collaboration of government and civil society during the implementation of these new commitments.