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OMB's Open Government Plan Receives Low Marks In Transparency Agenda
The government agency in charge of overseeing the White House administration's Open Government Directive is ranked near the bottom of a new audit in terms of its own transparency plan. The Office of Management and Budget's open-government plan earned the third-lowest ranking among 29 government agencies, according to an audit of plans by OpentheGovernment.org, an Open Government Directive watchdog group. The Open Government Directive is the Obama administration's mandate that government agencies use the Web and new technology to make their activities more transparent and their services more accessible to the general public. The OMB was tasked last December by the administration with overseeing that agencies submit detailed open government plans. According to the audit, the OMB's open government plan does not provide sufficient detail to explain how it will improve upon current transparency plans, neither does it provide a roadmap for doing so.
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