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22 January 2012

HHS, DOT start open government plan refresh

The required update isn't the only thing forcing agencies to revisit plans, said Amy Bennett, assistant director of OpenTheGovernment.org. The White House's National Action Plan--crafted in September 2011 as part of the Open Government Partnership--lists improving implementation of agency open government plans as a goal. Bennett said this element of accountability in the NAP is refreshing, as White House attention to agencies' open government commitments "was noticeably absent over the last two years."