On his first full day in office, President Obama signed a memorandum on "Transparency and Open Government," establishing the three pillars of what we now call OpenGov:
- Government should be transparent to promote accountability;
- Government should be participatory to benefit from the wide variety of knowledge among Americans; and
- Government should be collaborative across agencies and with organizations, businesses, and individuals in the private sector.
Right now, we are currently hard at work developing our updated Open Government Plan—it's a biennial process, and we're up to version 3.0 already!—a blueprint highlighting our progress toward those three goals and establishing a set of new initiatives that we'll pursue in the coming years...