Obama open gov plan is important step

Wednesday - 9/21/2011, 7:05pm EDT

Katherine McFate, president and CEO, OMB Watch

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The White House says it's moving forward on its open government initiatives. The President says the 26-point Open Government Plan will further strengthen federal transparency and accountability.

OMB Watch praised the plan as an important step for open gov.

Katherine McFate, president and CEO of OMB Watch, said among the most important commitments the administration makes are:

  • Improving transparency on federal spending.
  • Increasing the use of FOIA technology.
  • Improving public access to regulatory enforcement information.
  • Improving the online interface between agencies and the public.