Among the first actions undertaken by President Obama upon entering the Office was the President’s Memorandum on Transparency and Open Government issued on January 21, 2009. HHS has prepared its fourth edition of the Open Government Plan in compliance with the elements required by the Office of Management and Budget. This plan addresses aspects of government transparent, collaboration, and participation across all agencies.
The new features of this plan addresses advances in financial reporting in response to new legislative requirements, advances in digital strategies, and open source code aimed at accelerating modern digital technology adoption. Past efforts in promoting open innovation, and open data have continued to accelerate by their application in priority areas across HHS agencies.
This plan incorporates seven new “flagship” initiatives that address transparency, collaboration and participation. These select activities represent cross-agency collaborations that bring new technologies, processes and policies to address high priority initiatives.
Consistent with the efforts advanced in the last 3 Open Government Plans, this effort for 2016-2018 are aligned with the Department’s Strategic Plan, in particular, Strategic Goal 4: Ensure Efficiency, Transparency, Accountability, and Effectiveness of HHS Programs. HHS will be engaging our employees and stakeholders to emphasize the principles of open government throughout their service of our mission.