Department of Treasury

The Department of Treasury’s Open Government Plan contains most of the basic components necessary to comply with the Open Government Directive. Notably, Treasury has released some very interesting data sets that can be useful to a broad array of people, such as academics, journalists and economists. Additionally, Treasury has established a steering committee to continue the department’s progress towards becoming more transparent, participatory and collaborative.

The plan would be improved by describing specific actions, or the intention to create a plan, to address OGD requirements like a description of a structure to process and analyze Congressional requests for information. The plan is weakened by a lack of plans and processes to meet specific OGD requirements, and would be improved by a description of specific steps the agency will take. Given the importance of information held by Treasury to the economic state and the current financial reform debate in Congress, Treasury plans to further its transparency efforts are greatly encouraging and should be improved to achieve maximum results.

If you any think part of the agency's plan is impressive, or you have concrete suggestions on how the agency could improve its plan, please share your ideas with us using the form at the bottom of the page.