Transparency in government operations is a priority of this Administration and this Department.
– Attorney General’s FOIA Guidelines (March 2022)
Open government is built on transparency, participation, and collaboration, as described in the Open Government Directive issued by the Office of Management and Budget in 2009 (M-10-06). Through implementation of M-10-06, the Freedom of Information Act, the Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act of 2018, and other laws and policies governing how information is made available to the public, the Department works to create an effective government through public awareness and participation.
As part of the Fifth U.S. Open Government National Action Plan, the Department of Justice has made several commitments to further open government in several areas, including with respect to the to the Freedom of Information Act. Updates on our progress are available as part of the Commitment Tracker.