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OPEN GOVERNMENT PROGRESS: November, 2011

Transparency | Collaboration | Participation | Accountability

  TRANSPARENCY
FOIA.gov
The Office of Information Policy (OIP) continues to update FOIA.gov in response to public comments and suggestions for improvement.
Completed and continuing to update

FOIA/DOJ Performance
Completed and continuing to update

FOIA Regulations
The comment period on the Federal Register notice has been extended.
In progress

National Action Plan
OIP has convened an interagency technology working group to expand the use of technology in FOIA administration. Its first meeting was held October 27, 2011.
In progress

DOJ Data
As of October 26, 2011, DOJ had published 139 data sets on both Justice.gov/open and Data.gov
Completed and continuing to update; Newly completed

Legal and Historical Information
28 digitized legislative histories and 30 Attorneys General speeches are available.
Completed and continuing to update; Newly completed

AG Calendars
Posted to date: five months in 2009; one month in 2010; and three months in 2011.
Completed and continuing to update; Newly completed

Proactive disclosures
On October 18, 2011 the Attorney General proposed “an amendment to [grand jury secrecy] Rule 6(e) that would accommodate society's legitimate interest in securing eventual public access to grand-jury materials of significant historical importance.”
Completed and continuing to update; Newly completed
 
  COLLABORATION
National Security
Completed and continuing to update

Law Enforcement
Completed and continuing to update

Civil Rights
Completed and continuing to update

Tribal Nations
Completed and continuing to update

Best Practices
Completed before November, 2011

  PARTICIPATION
Outreach
Completed and continuing to update

Grant Applications
Completed before November, 2011

Research
Completed and continuing to update
 
  ACCOUNTABILITY
E-Rulemaking
Completed before November, 2011

USA Spending.gov
Completed before November, 2011

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act/Recovery.gov
Completed before November, 2011

Declassification
Completed before November, 2011

Congressional Affairs
The Office of Legal Policy and Office of Legislative Affairs task force on creating a tracking system for required Congressional reports is ongoing.
Completed before November, 2011; In progress

Records Management
Completed before November, 2011

Stewardship of Resources
Completed before November, 2011

DOJ Website, Justice.gov
Completed and continuing to update; Newly completed
A mechanism for public feedback was recently added:  http://www.justice.gov/open/contact.html

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Open Data at DOJ
For government-wide FOIA information including how to make a FOIA request to other federal agencies, please visit FOIA.GOV.
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