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Open Government Plan (Archive)

In response to White House's Open Government Directive, Commerce created and released a Department-wide plan for Open Government on April 7, 2010.

As outlined in the Directive itself, our Open Government Plan will serve as a, 

"public roadmap that details how [Commerce] will incorporate the principles of the President’s January 21, 2009, Memorandum on Transparency and Open Government into the core mission objectives of [the Department]."

Read the plan you helped create

Read and comment on the various sections of the plan using the links below.

Department of Commerce Open Government Plan (April 2010)

  1. Introduction
  2. Leadership, Governance and Culture Change
  3. Transparency
    - Why Commerce needs to do this
    - What Commerce Has Done
    - What Commerce Will Do
    - Identifying & Releasing More Data
  4. Participation and Collaboration
    - Why Commerce Needs to Do This
    - What Commerce Will Do
  5. Flagship Initiatives
  6. Conclusion

Download the complete plan (.PDF, .DOC)

Comments Encouraged

Throughout the process, Commerce's Open Government Team took ideas and suggestions from employees and the public via the OpenCommerce Ideascale Community (now closed) and email (

Now that our team has completed the first version, we urge you to comment on the plan that's been produced and make suggestions for the next iteration in the comments sections of plan above.

DOC Open Government Plan 040710 FINAL.pdf144.75 KB
DOC Open Government Plan 040710 FINAL.doc236 KB