07 April 2009

Transparency and Open Government

Not my words, but those of that nice Mr Obama:

My Administration is committed to creating an unprecedented level of openness in Government. We will work together to ensure the public trust and establish a system of transparency, public participation, and collaboration. Openness will strengthen our democracy and promote efficiency and effectiveness in Government.



Government should be transparent. Transparency promotes accountability and provides information for citizens about what their Government is doing.


Government should be participatory. Public engagement enhances the Government's effectiveness and improves the quality of its decisions.


Government should be collaborative. Collaboration actively engages Americans in the work of their Government.

Read the whole thing - and weep for poor old, locked-up UK....

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