Open Government Program

The responsibility for the development and maintenance of Open Government policies, procedures, and guidance is handled through the Office of Privacy and Open Government, Open Government Program. The Open Government Program Office is also responsible for oversight of the Department of Commerce's Open Government program.

From this page, you can link to those BOUs and their Open Government initiatives, learn about how the Open Government program is structured, and/or review our guidance and resources related to Open Government. 

 

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DEPARTMENT OPEN GOVERNMENT OFFICE

Departmental Open Government Officer and responsibilities, Open Government Mission Statement, and Open Government Senior Leaders (OGSL) authority and responsibilities.

 

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BUREAUS AND OPERATING UNITS
OPEN GOVERNMENT

The responsibility for the development and maintenance of Open Government policies, procedures, and guidance is handled through the Office of Privacy and Open Government, Open Government Program Office.

      • The Open Government Program Office is responsible for oversight of the Department's Open Government program.
      • The Department's Open Government operations are carried out across 14 bureaus and operating units (BOUs) or components.
 

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OPEN GOVERNMENT PLAN

OMB requires each Department/Agency to publish an Open Government plan every two (2) years as well as publishing annual updates on the Department/Agency ongoing Open Government initiatives. The Commerce Open Government plan and Annual updates to ongoing initiatives can be found in this section.

       

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OPEN GOVERNMENT BLOG POSTINGS

Open Government blog postings give each of the Department’s twelve (12) components an opportunity to promote awareness about how they contribute to the Department’s mission, as well as how they may touch the lives of Americans every day.

 

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OPEN GOVERNMENT POLICIES, LAWS & GUIDANCES

General Open Government laws, Office of Management and Budget (OMB) policies and guidance, Departmental policies, and bureau/operating unit Open Government policies.

 

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OPEN GOVERNMENT REPORTS

Some Agencies are required to publish reports in order to be in compliance with the various Open Government initiatives/executive orders. The Commerce Open Government reports are published in accordance with Office of Management and Budget (OMB) guidance and can be found in this section of the website.

       

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RESOURCES

List of Open Government-related resources.

 

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TRAINING

List of Open Government-related training opportunities.

 

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Frequently asked questions and factual information about the Open Government program.

 

       

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OPEN GOVERNMENT ARCHIVED WEBSITE

This section contains a link to the archived Commerce Open Government website content from April 2010 until August 1, 2016. This allows anyone to find all of the information previously published.

 
       

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Questions and Comments

Send Questions or Comments on the Commerce Open Government program to Open@doc.gov.

 

Office of Privacy and Open Government
Office of the Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Secretary for Administration
U.S. Department of Commerce

Page last updated:July 2, 2018