In line with the Open Government Directive released by the Obama Administration last December, 23 Federal departments and agencies have recently established open government websites, through which they can engage the public and increase agency transparency. These new sites include the latest news, data and information related to fulfilling the President's calls for a more open government. They also allow visitors to provide feedback on each agency's open government plan, and ideas on how agencies can be more effective and efficient. The open government sites will remain open until March 19th.
Visitors can access the list of open government sites through USA.gov. The public can also track user activity on the open government sites through OpenGovTracker.com.
As more people visit, interact with and provide feedback to these sites, the agencies that host them will be able to improve services and foster greater engagement with the public.