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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.

The Department of Justice published its most recent Open Government Plan in 2016. 

The original plan, issued in 2010, contained ambitious goals intended to set the department on a road toward greater transparency, participation and collaboration. In the first section of this plan, we've revisited those goals and provided updates regarding the status of programs and projects we previously discussed. Many of our original projects have been completed and now serve as a resource to the public and our partners.

In the later sections of the plan, we've described new initiatives and projects that the department has begun to implement, or will implement, in the near future. Like our initial plan, we provide this plan to the public, knowing it will change and grow in response to feedback we receive.

If you have feedback on our Open Government Plan, please Contact Us.