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Open Government Partnership

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Open Government Partnership

Sponsored by the United Nations, the Open Government Partnership is a multilateral initiative that aims to secure concrete commitments from governments to promote transparency, empower citizens, fight corruption, and harness new technologies to strengthen governance. Launched in September 2011 with the participation of 8 countries, it had 65 members by September 2014. As a charter member of the OGP, the United States is committed to work with civil society and other countries to achieve the goals of the OGP. Under a series of National Action Plans, the Obama Administration has undertaken a number of initiatives to make the government transparent, participative, collaborative and accountable to its citizens.

GSA has led many of the U.S. government's open government efforts, by developing and expanding as the home of the U.S. government's open government; by facilitating the publication of free government consumer and business information online; by providing small and large businesses with easy and open access to government acquisition processes; by engaging the public in developing an electronic waste disposal program; and by supporting government-wide open government programs like proactive disclosure, records management and "plain writing" goals.

Senior Officials
Leading GSA's 
OpenGov Efforts

Kathy Conrad
Principal Deputy Associate Administrator
Office of Citizen Services
and Innovative Technologies,
Leading Open Government

Christine Harada
Acting Chief of Staff
Co-Leading Open Government

Michael Casella
Chief Financial Officer
Senior Accountable Official, Quality of Government Spending Information

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Darlene Meskell
Director, Global Government Innovation Networks
Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies

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Open Data

GSA will release agency data to the public via its Open Datasets page in a proactive manner on a continuing basis.

Developer Resources

Open Data Publication Process [DOCX - 134.91 KB]

Digital Strategy

The Digital Government Strategy is aimed at building a 21st century government that works better for the American people. Learn more about how GSA is implementing it.

GSA's offers agencies information and advice, services and tools to help them meet their digital government goals.

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