Tag Archives: Open Government

FOIA Improvement Act of 2016

President Barack Obama signed into law the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016 last week. This law codifies many of the Administration’s openness policies and initiatives into the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and advances open government. It also highlights the … Continue reading

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Open Government: 2015 Senior Agency Official (SAO) Reports

This week is Sunshine Week – the time of year when we celebrate openness and transparency in the Government. Towards that goal, NARA has committed to  posting the 2015 Senior Agency Official for Records Management (SAO) reports online. It is our expectation … Continue reading

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Open Government National Action Plan 3.0

The White House announced the release of the Third Open Government National Action Plan for the United States of America  earlier this week. The release of the Plan was timed to coincide with the Open Government Partnership (OGP) global summit taking place in … Continue reading

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Open Gov Plan 3.0

Later this year, the U.S. Government will publish the third National Open Government Action Plan (NAP). This will build on the prior action plans published in 2011 and 2013. Our efforts to improve the management of government records, through things … Continue reading

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Open Government Plan 2014-2016

Last Friday, the Archivist of the United States blogged the announcement of the release of our newest Open Goverment plan in the post, “Innovate to Make Access Happen.” You can access the agency’s newest Open Government Plan in PDF, Word, and at Archives.gov/open. … Continue reading

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Reminder: Public Meeting about Presidential Memorandum

Just a reminder that next week, we will be holding a meeting to solicit comments from the public on the Presidential Memorandum: Managing Government Records. Comments and suggestions that we receive during this meeting will help inform the Records Management Directive that … Continue reading

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OPM Releases Position Classification

On Friday, March 9, 2012, as part of the Obama Administration’s ongoing Open Government activities and their support of Sunshine Week (March 11th through 17th), the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) released the Final Position Classification Flysheet for a new … Continue reading

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Public Meeting About Presidential Memorandum

As published in the Federal Register last Thursday, we will be holding a public meeting on March 27 to solicit comments from the public on the Presidential Memorandum: Managing Government Records. Comments and suggestions that we receive will help inform … Continue reading

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Launching IdeaScale for Presidential Memorandum

We are happy to announce the start of our public information gathering related to the Presidential Memorandum on Managing Government Records. We will be using the IdeaScale tool for this. Records and information management professionals, vendors, and the general public … Continue reading

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Participate in our Archives.gov Web Redesign!

We are redesigning Archives.gov to make it easier and quicker for you to find the information you need as part of NARA’s Flagship Open Government Initiative.  We want your opinions to help us to design a website that you find … Continue reading

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