White House Releases Long-Awaited Open Government Directive

december 9, 2009  10:57 am
The White House has finally sent the head of every federal department and agency an Open Government Directive on how agencies should increase "transparency, participation, and collaboration." The response from open-government groups was cautiously optimistic, according to the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press. "Today the White House released a 'roadmap' for transparency, but how agencies respond is where the rubber hits the road," says Rick Blum, coordinator of the Sunshine in Government Initiative, a group to which AAN belongs.