Originally published: March 4, 2009
Last updated: March 4, 2009 - 9:47pm
To implement President Barack Obama's January 21 Memorandum on Transparency and Open Government, the Office of Management and Budget -- which calls for the development of recommendations for a directive which will instruct departments and agencies on specific actions that implement the memo's principles -- the Office of Science and Technology and the General Services Administration are hosting an online discussion intended to be an opportunity to propose topics, strategize alternatives, and make suggestions. Participation is limited to federal employees. This initial online conversation will be followed by an opportunity in March and April for each federal agency to submit official statements of position, collaborate on drafting a directive, and review the final draft directive.