Summer 2011
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The Public Manager

Examining Open Government at the Education Department

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Transparency creates the openness and connection to the people and stakeholders that is necessary for the government to respond to its constituents.

On his first day in office, President Obama signed the Memorandum for Transparency and Open Government, and a year later, in December 2009, issued the Open Government Directive for federal agencies. The presidents main purposes are to increase transparency, participation, and collaboration and to strengthen democracy, efficiency, and effectiveness


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