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About Open Government

The Department of Justice is committed to achieving the President’s goal of making this the most transparent Administration in history. In the Memorandum on Transparency and Open Government, issued on January 21, 2009, the President instructed the Director of the Office of Management and Budget to issue an Open Government Directive.  The Open Government Directive directs executive departments and agencies to take specific actions to implement the principles of transparency, participation, and collaboration set forth in the President’s Memorandum.

As a result, the Associate Attorney General convened a working group of senior Justice Department staff to oversee the development of the Justice Department Open Government Plan. We have worked with each and every component within the Department to fulfill the Open Government Directive and increase openness and transparency.

The Department of Justice is drafting its third Open Government Plan and is seeking ideas from the public for new opportunities to be more transparent, collaborative and participatory in conducting the Department's business. In the past three years, the Department has launched, a comprehensive website designed to educate the public about how the FOIA works and to display agency data about FOIA performance in an interactive and easy-to-understand format. We also launched to provide the public with key information related to the Foreign Agents Registration Act in order to increase understanding and promote accountability. Additionally, we have collaborated with outside partners and engaged the public as we carry out our work in enforcing the law. We welcome your ideas for additional ways in which transparency, participation and collaboration can be used to enhance the Department's ability to fulfill its mission and serve the public.

Email your ideas by February 14, 2014
Read our earlier Open Government Plans

In the 21st Century, democracy demands an innovative approach to policymaking - an approach built on transparency, participation, and collaboration. These foundational qualities are the keys to creating a more effective government that taps the creativity and diversity of an entire nation to generate solutions to the challenges we face.

Implementing the President’s Memorandum on Open Government

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950 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20530-0001
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For government-wide FOIA information including how to make a FOIA request to other federal agencies, please visit FOIA.GOV.
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