In its Open Government plan version 2.0, HHS is featuring three flagship initiatives for completion in 2013-14. In the determination of flagship initiatives, the Innovation Council sought projects that were cross-cutting across multiple parts of the organization, featured transparency elements with participation and collaboration components, and/or represented highly innovative approaches to Open Government practices. The Council pursued activities that focused on new approaches to participation and collaboration as a means of strengthening this element of the portfolio. There was also a strong interest in building on the successes that emerged from the Community Health Data Initiative to focus on applications of data, as well as improving the quality of the data and its understandability. HHS will give semi-annual updates on the implementation of these flagship initiatives.