• Privacy Program
    Privacy Program - Developing and maintaining privacy policies, procedures, and guidance essential to safeguarding the collection, access, use, dissemination, and storage of personally identifiable information (PII) and Privacy Act information in accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, the E-Government Act of 2002, the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA), and policy and guidance issued by the President and Office of Management and Budget (OMB).
  • Open Government Program
    Open Government Program - Developing and maintaining Open Government policies, procedures, and guidance essential to implementation and integration of Open Government across all departmental business lines. The objective of Open Government is to make government more transparent, participatory, and collaborative to the public.
  • FOIA Program
    FOIA Program - Providing operational oversight of the Department’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) program and processes to ensure bureau and operational compliance with FOIA regulations; developing Department policies, regulations, procedures, and guidelines dealing with the FOIA; managing all aspects of FOIA disclosures.
  • Privacy Act Program
    Privacy Act Program - Providing operational oversight of the Department’s Privacy Act (PA) program and processes to ensure bureau and operational compliance with PA regulations; developing Department policies, regulations, procedures, and guidelines dealing with the PA; managing all aspects of PA disclosures; serving as principal contact and reviewer, clearance coordinator, and publisher of PA system of records notices (SORNs) and providing advice and assistance on PA matters.
  • FACA Program
    FACA Program - Providing support for federal advisory committees in the Department of Commerce, which are established and operated in accordance with the requirements of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA).
  • Directives Management Program
    Directives Management Program - The primary system for establishing the basic management structure, organizational arrangements, and administrative instructions of the Department of Commerce.
  • Privacy Program
  • Open Government Program
  • FOIA Program
  • Privacy Act Program
  • FACA Program
  • Directives Management Program

Office of Privacy and Open Government

The Office of Privacy and Open Government (OPOG) is part of the Office of the Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Secretary for Administration (CFO/ASA) and reports to the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration. The CFO/ASA’s authority is delegated through Department Organization Order 20-31, Chief Privacy Officer and Director of Open Government.

Misson Statement:

The Department of Commerce is committed to safeguarding personal privacy. Individual trust in the privacy and security of personally identifiable information is a foundation of trust in government and commerce in the 21st Century. As an employer, a collector of data on millions of individuals and companies, the developer of information management standards and a federal advisor on information management policy, the Department strives to be a leader in best privacy practices and privacy policy. To further this goal, the Department assigns a high priority to privacy considerations in all systems, programs, and policies.


Office of Privacy and Open Government
Office of the Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Secretary for Administration
U.S. Department of Commerce
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