Promote Smart Disclosure to Ensure Timely Release of Information (US0025)
Action Plan Cycle: 2011
Lead Institution: Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and U.S. National Science and Technology Council
Support Institution(s): Unclear
Policy AreasAccess to Information, Capacity Building, E-Government, Open Data, Public Participation
Promote Smart Disclosure. The government already discloses data to inform decision-making in many areas by, for example, providing access to comprehensive tools to facilitate the search for insurance options best suited to an individual’s specific needs. To build on this work, OMB recently issued guidance to Federal agencies on “smart disclosure.” We have also established a task force dedicated to promoting better disclosure policies. In response to this guidance, agencies and departments will work over the next year to ensure the timely release of complex information in standardized, machine-readable formats that enable consumers to make informed decisions in numerous domains.