The Department of State’s Open Government Plan demonstrates a commitment to informing and engaging the public both domestic and international. The flagship initiatives present innovative new approaches to the formation and execution of international diplomacy. The plan documents a wide range of channels by which it communicates and interacts with the public, illustrating its strong support for the Open Government principle of participation.
The plan would be improved greatly by a clear roadmap for future data set publications and greater detail on how the Department intends to internalize the spirit of the OGD by promoting internal collaboration, reforming administrative policies, and revising current practices to better align with the Administration’s Open Government Initiative. Further, the plan would benefit from clearer, more specific target dates and milestones for the Department's wide-ranging Open Government efforts.
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