The Office of Science and Technology Policy’s (OSTP) Open Government Plan largely fulfills the requirements of the OGD for making the office’s activities more transparent, participatory and collaborative. The office is making itself more open accountable to the public with a new staff directory and backgrounds. Additionally, the office’s flagship initiative seeks to establish a online dashboard on scientific research and development projects.
OSTP has also already demonstrated strong commitment to respond to feedback and update their plan to address shortcomings by releasing an improved version of their plan. OSTP’s plan would be further improved by putting forth new ideas for future initiatives rather than focusing largely on their progress to date. Also the office should provide more detailed timelines and specifics on initiatives. As a leader in the administration’s open government efforts, OSTP should continue to improve its plan into a model for other agencies to follow.
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