By ANDRE FRANCISCO
One year ago this week, the global Open Government Partnership was launched, and along with it the U.S. detailed their plan for a more open and transparent federal government.
For instance, following up on the plan's commitment to modernize policies for managing government records, President Obama issued a well received memorandum in November 2011, which was followed by a directive with specific requirements in August.
Progress in other areas is wanting. For example, the plan promised that agencies would provide more information on their regulatory compliance and enforcement activities, as originally called for in a January 2011 memorandum. But few agencies have published their plans for doing so.
The administration will be releasing their own sel-assessment in early 2013, and after the initial transparency goals are met, the U.S. is supposed to form another plan for further improvements. Read the whole blog post over at OMB Watch.
Andre Francisco is an online producer for the Project On Government Oversight.Follow @andrefrancisco