Open Government Directive Implementation Tracking

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Introduction

Summary

This wiki page is intended to reflect research into how the agencies have met data publication requirements as identified in their open government plans. Plans were published as a result of President Obama's open government directive. For more information on the open government directive, see: http://www.opencongress.org/wiki/Open_Government_Directive. The research for this wiki has been compiled by the Sunlight Foundation.

Key

Each open government deadline is evaluated based on two criteria:

  1. if the deadline was completed, and
  2. if so, if it was completed on time.

The evaluation results will fall into the following categories:

  • Yes - deadline was completed on time
  • No - deadline was never completed OR task had been completed before the agency's Open Government plan was released
  • No, [X months/days late] - deadline was completed X months or days after the agency or department said it would be
  • No, partially completed - deadline was only completed in part (subheading will specify whether or not the specific part was completed on time, unless this is unknown)
  • Unknown - deadline completed, but impossible to verify whether or not it was completed on time
  • Unverifiable - wording of deadline was too vague or broad to evaluate its completion
  • Unclear - evidence of deadline completion is so difficult to locate that it is unclear whether or not the deadline was completed

Here is a fictional sample of what an evaluated item could look like:

  •   The Department of Health and Human Services will launch a live feedback portal by September 2010:
    • Deadline reached? No, two months late
      • Portal is live but was not released until November 2010: [link to portal]

Note: All deadlines are quotes extracted directly from agencies' open government plans, unless otherwise mentioned.

Evaluating OGD Deadlines by Date

April 15, 2010

Office of Management and Budget: 

Office of Science and Technology Policy: 


April 16, 2010

U.S. Department of Labor: 

  • pp. 6-7 - Employees, stakeholders, and the general public were encouraged to provide their own ideas for open government at DOL via a General Services Administration provided platform: www.opendol.ideascale.com. We received 136 ideas through this process, which in turn received 1023 votes ... The full list of ideas were tagged by appropriate agency and forwarded for response. A full inventory of these ideas and responses will be posted to www.dol.gov/open by April 16, 2010.


April 20, 2010

U.S. Department of Homeland Security: 


DHS's original (1.1) plan contained this deadline, which disappeared in version 2.0 of their plan. Here's the original excerpt: April 20, 2010 Publish pipeline of release dates for DHS datasets to Data.gov on the DHS transparency websit

April 30, 2010

U.S. Department of the Treasury: 

  • Treasury will submit the first cut of its Open Government Data Quality Plan in April 2010. This document will describe the current processes used within Treasury to ensure the data quality of the information posted online, with an emphasis on the contracts and grants data on USASpending.gov. The Data Quality Plan will also lay out the actions Treasury plans to take to improve the quality of Treasury data released to the public.

U.S. Department of Agriculture:


May 15, 2010

U.S. Department of Homeland Security: 

some FOIA datasets released, new datasets stopped appearing.


May 31, 2010:

U.S. Department of Labor: 

  • Create a central "Input and Feedback" page (p. 28)
    • Deadline Reached? No.
      • No "Input and Feedback" page on www.dol.gov
  • Respond to specific ideas submitted to our OpenDOL platform. Ideas will be tagged by subject matter and routed to the appropriate agency subject matter experts for consideration. We will develop a web page on www.dol.gov/open that highlights the ideas we received, how we acted on them (p. 29)

U.S. Department of Agriculture: pp. 46-78 of OG Plan

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: p. 43

  • In late spring 2010, we are planning to unveil a weekly “Ask the Secretary” video feature on www.hhs.gov/open where the Secretary will answer a few questions each week that exemplify the range and types of questions that we are receiving from the public via the mail, the phones and on our websites.
    • Deadline reached? No.
      • No video feature exists on www.hhs.gov/open

U.S. Social Security Administration:


June 15, 2010:

U.S. Department of Homeland Security:

U.S. General Services Administration:

  • Create a Center of Excellence in social media and serve as the on-line government clearing house for leading practices and success cases in the use of social media throughout the government

The Center now exists: http://www.gsa.gov/portal/category/101991


June 30, 2010:

U.S. Department of Labor:

  • Begin publishing reports to www.dol.gov/open on a quarterly basis on: Number of high-value datasets and tools published online; Number of developers using our data; and Number of specific public engagement opportunities
    • Deadline reached? No.
      • No such reports published on www.dol.gov/open

U.S. Department of Agriculture: pp. 46-78:

U.S. Department of Education:

(these also aren't on http://data.ed.gov/datasets )

  • The National Center for Education Statistics is in the process of posting the following datasets to Data.gov:
    • 2008-09 Common Core of Data Elementary and Secondary Education School level nonfiscal data file [Format: tab-separated values text files (.txt)]
    • 2008-09 Common Core of Data Elementary and Secondary Education Agency (school district) level nonfiscal data file [Format: tab-separated values text files (.txt)]
    • 2008-09 Common Core of Data Elementary and Secondary Education State level nonfiscal data file [Format: tab-separated values text files (.txt)]
    • Fiscal Year 2008 Common Core of Data Elementary and Secondary Education State Fiscal (National Public Education Finance Survey) data file [Format: tab-separated values text files (.txt)]
    • 2007-08 Common Core of Data Elementary and Secondary Education State level dropout and graduation data file [Format: tab-separated values text files (.txt)]
    • 2007-08 Common Core of Data Elementary and Secondary Education Agency (school district) level dropout and graduation data file [Format: tab-separated values text files (.txt)]
    • Final revised 2007-08 Common Core of Data Elementary and Secondary Education State level nonfiscal data file [Format: tab-separated values text files (.txt)]
    • Fall 2008 Integrated Postsecondary Data system (IPEDS) Enrollments [Format: csv files]: Enrollments by race/ethnicity, gender, attendance status, and level of student; Enrollments by age category, gender, attendance status, and level of student; Enrollments by residence and migration of first-time freshman; Enrollments by total entering class and retention rate; Major field of study, race/ethnicity, gender, attendance status, and level of student 2008; Total entering class and retention rates
    • 2008 Integrated Postsecondary Data system (IPEDS) Graduation Rates for the 2002 Cohort at 4 year institutions and the 2005 cohort at 2 year institutions and less than 2 year institutions [Format: csv files]: Graduation rate data for cohort year 2002 (4-year) and cohort year 2005 (2-year) institutions; Graduation rate data for cohort year 2005 (less-than-2-year institutions)
    • Fiscal Year 2008 Integrated Postsecondary Data system (IPEDS) Financial statistics [Format csv files]: Public institutions - GASB 34/35; Public institutions - GASB 34/35 (Component units using FASB); Public institutions - GASB 34/35 (Component units using GASB); Private not-for-profit institutions or Public institutions using FASB; Private for-profit institutions
    • Beginning Postsecondary Students (BPS) 2004 cohort of entering students as of 2009: Create tables and graphs quickly and efficiently using Quick Stats [Data tool]; Create complex tables and run linear & logistic regressions using DAS 2.0 [Data tool]
    • Fast Response Survey System (FRSS89) Technology-based Distance Education for Public Elementary and Secondary School Students, 2004-05 [Format: ASCII flat file]: Fast Response Survey System (FRSS92) Educational Technology in U.S. Public Schools, Fall 2008 [Format: ASCII flat file]; Fast Response Survey System (FRSS93) Educational Technology in Public School Districts, Fall 2008 [Format: ASCII flat file]; Fast Response Survey System (FRSS 95) Teachers' Use of Educational Technology in U.S. Public Schools [Format: ASCII flat file]; Fast Response Survey System (FRSS 96) Alternative Schools and Programs for Students At Risk of Educational Failure, 2007-08 [Format: ASCII flat file]


June 31, 2010:

U.S. Department of Agriculture:

  • Make available a calendar of new datasets and tools through December 2010
    • Deadline reached? Unverifiable.
      • Calendar may only have been open through December 2010. Not currently live on USDA.gov.

Department of Health and Human Services

  • Quarterly Open Government status reports to the public, published on our Open Government website, and soliciting public feedback and comment. The first report will happen in 3Q 2010, reporting on progress in 2Q. We commit to posting feedback on user comments 45 days after each quarterly report is issued, which will cover both user feedback on our status report as well as general comments received on our Open Government Plan since the last quarterly report.
  • Beginning 3Q 2010, on our Open Government website and through systematic dialogue with key stakeholder groups (overseen by our Data Council), we will solicit examples of how our data has been used to generate benefit. We will seek to compile at least 30 such examples (insights, applications, visualizations, etc.) by the end of 2010 for publication on our Open Government website. This will help us shape our future data release strategy on an ongoing basis.
    • Deadline reached? No.

Last quarterly report on their /open site is from June 2011. (that's the only report listed) http://www.hhs.gov/open/plan/june2011progressreport/index.html

National Science Foundation:

  • Release a new “Science and Innovation” resource on Research.gov that will make a collection of information describing the outcomes and impacts of NSF‐supported research and education projects available to the public
    • Deadline reached? No.

Now available here: http://www.research.gov/research-portal/appmanager/base/desktop?_nfpb=true&_windowLabel=EventDispatcher&_urlType=action&EventDispatcher_action=selectSandi&EventDispatcher_id=MTS%3A%3AKTFT77E8Z&_pageLabel=research_home_page

  • Launch Science360.gov, a new multimedia Web portal devoted to science, technology and engineering containing extensive collections of audio and video materials, images and article.
    • Deadline reached? No.

now exists here: http://science360.gov/files/

U.S. Department of State

  • Release in the coming weeks [after April 7, 2010, the date of the plan's publication] a schedule for data sets, declassified information, and other information to be published for the balance of this fiscal year.
    • Deadline reached? Partially completed.

from their plan: All of the Department of State bureaus are asked to contribute datasets. Using IdeaScale™[2] the public will be able to provide input as to level of interest and priority to guide the publication schedule for http://data.gov. When these datasets are identified, the Department of State will issue a publication schedule. IRM will monitor public use and perceived value of each data set and provide feedback to bureaus.



July 1, 2010:

U.S. Department of Education:

  • Publically launch ED Data Express, a web site designed to improve the public’s ability to access and explore high value State-level data collected by the Department’s Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE)

U.S. Department of Defense:


July 7, 2010:

National Aeronautics and Space Administration:

Office of National Drug Control Policy


July 15, 2010:

U.S. Department of Homeland Security:


July 30, 2010:

Nuclear Regulatory Commission:

U.S. Department of Commerce:

  • The ITA’s Free Trade Agreement Results Database will be available

U.S. Department of Homeland Security:

  • Complete second round review of DHS datasets based on public comments, DHS IdeaFactory, and additional business owner assessments of datasets; update pipe line for dataset release at DHS transparency website.

See also the DHS note above; DHS removed the requirement that they post their pipeline publicly in the second version of their plan.


July 31, 2010

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs:

  • In June 2010, VA’s Open Government team and Data.gov team consulted VA’s FOIA officers to identify data sets and information to proactively disclose. By July 2010 a list of these data sets will be made available on the VA’s FOIA webpage.

Office of Personnel Management:

  • making four kinds of retirement data available: Employee Annuitants Added to the Retirement Roll for the fiscal years 2006-2008 (three data sets); Employee Annuitants on the Retirement Roll, three data sets for the same years; Survivor Annuitants Added to the Retirement Roll, also for fiscal years 2006-2008; and Survivor Annuitants on the Retirement Roll, again for those three years.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services:

U.S. Department of Justice:

These datasets weren't published at all publicly (as far as we can tell). DOJ does say in their plan that: " For information that will be of value to the general public, the appropriate channel may be Data.gov.  For information that is primarily of value to researchers in a particular field, release to a research institution that serves that field may be more appropriate.  An inventory of data scheduled to be made available in upcoming months follows here"

We consider it a failure if DOJ decided that of all of their data to be released for transparency, none of it was put on data.gov.

  • Publish the following datasets:
    • Swiftness and Certainty in Enforcing Probation Conditions: Hawaii's H.O.P.E. Program
      • Deadline reached? No.
        • Not posted on Data.gov or BJS.gov
    • Test of the Efficacy of Court‐Mandated Counseling for Domestic Violence Offenders
    • Gender, Mental Illness, and Crime
    • Evaluating a Joint Police‐Social Service Program
      • Deadline reached? No.
        • No data set or report available on data.gov or other DOJ websites.
    • Pennsylvania Task Force on Prison Overcrowding
    • Climate Correlates of Perceived Danger Among Federal Correctional Officers
      • Deadline reached? No.
        • No report or data set available.
    • Evaluation of Projects Supported by Byrne Memorial Funds
      • Deadline reached? No.
        • Although a report was published in 2004 (www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/sl000670.pdf), data set was never published by DOJ.
    • Reentry Mapping Network: An Action Research Partnership
      • Deadline reached? No.
        • Although a report was published (www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/grants/213675.pdf), data set was never published by DOJ.
    • Mandatory Custody Mediation
      • Deadline reached? No.
        • Although a report was published (www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/grants/195422.pdf), data set was never published by DOJ.
    • Exploring the Drugs/Crime Connection Within the Electronic Dance and Hip Hop Nightclub Scenes
      • Deadline reached? No.
        • Although a report was published (www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/grants/219381.pdf), data set was never published by DOJ.
    • Sexual Violence: Longitudinal, Multigenerational Evidence
      • Deadline reached? No.
        • Although a report was published (www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/grants/223284.pdf), data set was never published by DOJ.
    • Evaluation of a Multi‐Site Demonstration of Collaborations to Address Domestic Violence and Child Maltreatment
      • Deadline reached? No.
        • Although a report was published (www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/sl000405.pdf), data set was never published by DOJ.
    • United Nations Surveys on Crime Trends and the Operations of Criminal Justice Systems
    • Florida Elder Abuse Survey
      • Deadline reached? No.
        • Although a report was published (www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/grants/226144.pdf), data set was never published by DOJ.
    • Experience of Violence in the Lives of Homeless Women
      • Deadline reached? No.
        • Although a report was published (www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/grants/211976.pdf), data set was never published by DOJ.

U.S. Department of Labor:


August 1, 2010:

U.S. Department of Defense:

some new data has been published here http://explore.data.gov/catalog/raw?Dataset-Summary_Agency=Department+of+Defense


August 15, 2010:

U.S. Department of Homeland Security:

this now exists at http://explore.data.gov/National-Security-and-Veterans-Affairs/Health-Security-Scoring-November-2010-Gulf-of-Mexi/9w7m-4ixk


August 31, 2010:

U.S. Department of Justice:

  • Scheduled dataset relases: 

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs:

  • VA will enable Veterans to download their individual personal health record by creating a download function, or the blue button. In August 2010, we plan to deliver a prototype of the blue button where Veterans can download an easy to read document containing their name, address, phone numbers, prescriptions, and any self-entered data.


Summer 2010:

U.S. Department of the Interior:

  • p. 54 - Throughout the Summer of 2010 DOI will be piloting an automated tool to enhance discovery of and inventorying publicly available datasets for consideration of publishing through Data.Gov. This tool will identify potential data sets for consideration for publication in Data.Gov... DOI is targeting completion of a pilot of the automated tool within one bureau by the end of May 2010, with expanded use for the whole Department by August 2010.
    • Deadline reached? Unverifiable/Unclear.
      • The pilot program would have ended in the summer of 2010, and it is difficult to locate evidence that it existed.


Fall 2010:

U.S. Department of Energy

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services:

September 15, 2010:

U.S. Department of Homeland Security:


September 30, 2010:

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services:

U.S. Department of Homeland Security:

National Science Foundation:

Nuclear Regulatory Commission:

Social Security Administration:

U.S. Department of Education:

  • Publication of the following datasets: 1) Annual list of schools in need of improvement since 2004–05; 2) Annual list of Districts in need of improvement since 2004–05; 3) Annual list of statewide assessment results in reading since 2003–04; 4) Annual list of statewide assessment results in mathematics since 2003–04; and 5) Annual list of district-level graduation rates reported under ESEA for 2006–07 and 2007–08.
    • Deadline reached? No.
      • None of the above published on www.data.gov

U.S. Department of Commerce:

  • implement a digital library repository. This repository will conform to the latest library and publishing metadata standards to enhance the ability of other scholarly and research repositories to discover and harvest information
    • Deadline reached? No.
      • No digital library repository on www.commerce.gov

U.S. Department of Justice:

Office of Management and Budget:

  • Each page on OMB’s website will incorporate, by September 2010, an application to engage the public that allows for public input into the data presented. This step would mark a significant expansion of public input to OMB.

U.S. Department of the Treasury:

  • By September 30, 2010, the Data and Information Identification, Integrity, and Partnerships subcommittee will have processes in place to: Identify high value datasets for publication, including high value information not yet available; Provide guidance on datasets to bureaus; Send quarterly request to bureaus/offices for new datasets via the mechanisms outlined in Treasury’s Data Quality Plan; Work with the Communications subcommittee (as outlined below) to cull information and needs about potentially new datasets from internal and external stakeholders; Develop a master list of systems that collect information and evaluate for High Value datasets; Identify a minimum of three new datasets per quarter
    • Deadline reached? Unverifiable.
  • Make available to all bureaus the Data Quality Plan including guidance for timely publication of underlying data for public information maintained in electronic format
    • Deadline reached? Unverifiable.
  • Identify key audiences for information and their needs, with a goal of publishing high value information for each of those audiences in the most accessible forms and formats
    • Deadline reached? Unverifiable.
  • By September 30, 2010,the Data and Information Identification, Integrity, and Partnerships group will have processes in place to: Identify high value datasets for publication, including high value information not yet available; Provide guidance on datasets to bureaus; Send quarterly request to bureaus/offices for new datasets, e.g. email senior advisors for newly available data or reports; Work with the Communications subcommittee to cull information and needs about potentially new data sets from internal and external stakeholders; Develop a master list of systems that collect information and evaluate for High Value datasets; Goal is to identify and publish a minimum of three new datasets per quarter
    • Deadline reached? Unverifiable/Unclear
      • Unclear: difficult to locate these items online, unclear if they any are completed.
  • Provide a mechanism for timely publication of underlying data for public information maintained in electronic format
    • Deadline reached? Unclear.
October 1, 2010:

U.S. Department of Defense:

  • Publish the next revision of our Open Government Plan

U.S. Department of Homeland Security:

  • By October 1, 2010, the dhs.gov/open webpage will include direct links to component offices to ensure information is easily navigable for citizens seeking information about the Department.


October 7, 2010:

U.S. Department of the Interior:

National Aeronautics and Space Administration:

  • Six months (after ODG publication - April 7, 2010), provide Web-based access to check the status of submitted requests through our FOIAExpress database.
  • Establish opensource.nasa.gov Web site as a one-stop shop for NASA open source (e.g., policies, guidelines, process documents, project links), which will serve NASA developers, NASA software release authorities, and the public.
    • Deadline reached? No.
      • opensource.nasa.gov does NOT exist (as of June 8, 2011)

Office of National Drug Control Policy:


October 31, 2010:

Nuclear Regulatory Commission:

  • Institutionalize a process for maintaining and adding to its initial inventory of high-value data sets, taking into account the public’s input on the types of data that would be of value

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services:

  • A “playbook” of policy actions and methods which are making CHDI successful will be developed and made widely available by October 2010

U.S. Department of Justice:

they may be referring to this: http://bjs.ojp.usdoj.gov/index.cfm?ty=datool&surl=/arrests/index.cfm#

    • Sexual Victimization Reported by Inmates in Prisons and Jails, 2008‐09‐‐Statistical Tables (This data include Personally Identifiable Information (PII) data and access will be limited to approved investigators)

November 30, 2010:

U.S. Department of Justice:

  • Release datasets:
    • Justice Employment and Expenditures, 2006
    • Death in Custody Reporting Program ‐‐ Statistical Tables (This data include Personally Identifiable Information (PII) data and access will be limited to approved investigators)


December 31, 2010:

U.S. Department of Commerce:

  • Make all United States Patent and Trademark Office patents, published patent applications, and related materials more easily searchable by the public online... As a step toward improved access to patent information, USPTO will begin posting this data online for free download through a third-party provider during calendar year 2010.
  • Release the Commerce Secretary’s daily public schedule on either a daily or weekly basis
  • The Ocean Surface Current Simulator (OSCURS) tool will be made available by the end of calendar year 2010

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services:

Now available here http://www.data.gov/list/agency/25/0/catalog/raw/page/1/count/50#data .

  • Online publication of detailed Medicaid State Plan documents and amendments on the CMS website
  • Release of new national, state, regional, and potentially county-level data on Medicare prevalence of disease, quality, costs, and service utilization, never previously published
    • Deadline reached? Unclear.
  • Release 14 new high-value data sets and three new high-value tools on Data.gov. Of the 14 new high-value data sets, 12 have never previously been available to the public in any form -- 10 data sets from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) alone. (The other two data sets are either online for the first time or downloadable in open format for the first time). The three tools – the CMS Dashboard, FDA-TRACK, and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology’s Dashboard – will be brand new.
  • In addition to these 17 new data sets and tools, HHS will be posting more than 40 existing data sets and tools to Data.gov by the end of 2010 – data and tools which are already available online in some form but will be updated with respect to their content and formally registered on Data.gov
  • Will develop a menu of tools that HHSers can use to execute Participation and Collaboration initiatives (formally debuting in the 4th quarter of 2010)
  • The process of compiling all plans and amendments, ensuring that they are complete and accurate, validating them with the states, and putting them online on the CMS website in a standard format should be completed by the end of 2010.
  • New community-level indicators of health care cost, quality, and utilization, to be supplied by CMS to the new HHS Community Health Data Initiative by the end of 2010
  • The ONC is in the process of developing a comprehensive performance measurement system and corresponding performance dashboard (ONC Dashboard) for its activities and programshe beta version of the ONC Dashboard launched for public view before the end of 2010
    • Deadline reached? Unclear.
  • The HHS menu of tools will exist on a “platform” that Community of Practice (CoP) members use to collaborate with one another and discover best tools and practices that may inform and support their own participation and collaboration efforts. It is our goal to have at least 10 active participation and collaboration projects present and running on the Community of Practice collaboration platform by the end of 2010
    • Deadline reached? Yes.

U.S. Department of Labor:

  • Publish 10 datasets or tools to Data.gov containing new publically available data. Examples include: EBSA Enforcement Data, OFCCP Enforcement Data, OSHA Health Sampling Data
  • Publish 10 datasets or tools to Data.gov containing data previously available in other formats
    • Deadline reached? Yes.
      • See above; but difficult to identify which are updated.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration:

Nuclear Regulatory Commission:

U.S. Social Security Administration:

Office of the United States Trade Representative:

U.S. Department of Justice:


U.S. Environmental Protection Agency:

January 31, 2011:

U.S. Department of Justice:


February 1, 2011:

Office of the United States Trade Representative:

  • USTR will immediately begin publishing each incoming Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request and its response. USTR will publish past FOIAs and associated responses of special interest to the public. USTR has established a 60-day target for publishing past FOIA responses requested by the public. (Updated report limited scope of past request to 2007 forward).
Spring 2011:

U.S. Department of Energy:

  • To enhance transparency, the Department of Energy plans to launch the FOIA Portal in Spring 2011.
    • Deadline reached? Yes.

March 31, 2011:

U.S. Department of Commerce:

  • National Telecommunications and Information Administration broadband data via a national broadband map

U.S. Department of Justice:

  • The FOIA Dashboard will be launched in two key phases...The second phase of the FOIA Dashboard launch will involve supplementing [sic] initial data with the 2010 FOIA compliance data from all 92 federal agencies that report it.
  • Dataset release schedule: Criminal Victimization, 2009

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency:


April 7, 2011:

National Aeronautics and Space Administration:

  • Provide live downlink of some ISS data as part of NASA exhibits.
  • Release five new high-value datasets or information holdings to Data.gov that have never been released to the public before based on public consultation with a Citizen Engagement Tool. Upon release, we will issue a rationale for why it is high-value.
    • Deadline reached? No.
      • None of the datasets or tools were released anytime after Jan. 2010 (the OGD plan wasn't released until April): http://www.data.gov/list/agency/49/0/catalog/tools/page/1/count/50
      • Data.gov currently shows datasets that have been updated as of Feb. 2011, although a check on the Wayback machine suggests that the dataset was actually created in 2009 and updated in 2010.


July 30, 2011:

Nuclear Regulatory Commission:

September 30, 2011:

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency:

U.S. Social Security Administration:

U.S. Department of the Treasury



Winter 2011:

U.S. Department of Energy:

  • The Department plans to release eDISS personnel security datasets on the length of time to process security clearances by Winter 2011
    • Deadline reached?
December 31, 2011:

Council for Environmental Quality:

  • Publish a federal greenhouse gas inventory that will be updated annually to report on progress towards meeting the greenhouse gas pollution reduction targets set by the Sustainability E.O.
    • Deadline reached?

U.S. Department of Commerce:

  • p. 20 - One of the more widely requested methods of being more transparent involves streaming video of appropriate Commerce meetings for public viewing. While it would be prohibitively expensive to provide video access to all meetings that occur at Commerce on any given day, it is important to increase the extent to which streaming is currently employed. To do so, Commerce plans to meet core new media objectives relative to streaming meetings or events in 2011.
    • Deadline reached?

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency:

  • p. 18 - Make 5 additional high value data sets available
    • Deadline reached?
        • Define processes to identify innovative uses of data
    • Deadline reached?

April 7, 2012:

National Aeronautics and Space Administration:

  • p. 28 - Two years (after ODG publication - April 7, 2010)
    • Eliminate legacy FOIA database and become solely reliant on our newly procured Web-based database.
      • Deadline reached?
    • Create better user experience of reading rooms with integrated public accessibility of the Web-based FOIAExpress system.
      • Deadline reached?

December 31, 2012:

U.S. Department of Transportation:

  • create a data release process
  • integrate Open Government principles into existing governance bodies
  • pursing initiatives that advance priority Open Government objectives

TBA:
U.S. Department of Defense:
p. 5 - ...we are carefully considering those datasets that have been a topic of interest in the past or seem most likely to be of interest and value to the public, the media, academics, the research and development community and open government advocates. We will also be soliciting suggestions from our own internal community, which have more detailed knowledge of possible datasets than any individual or organization.
p. 9 - ...the Department is in the process of establishing an internal working group with representatives from across various Components to more fully and effectively support its future participation in Data.gov specifically, and Open Government in general.
U.S. Agency for International Development:
p. 6 - 1.1.3 - High Value Data Not Yet Available: As part of its normal business, USAID generates both operational and programmatic data. Operational data sets, used as part of central planning, budget and reporting, are coordinated centrally. For USAID programmatic data - our future plans will address not only public access but also internal coordination to gather and standardize data from across the Agency's technical offices and country Missions.
U.S. Department of Energy:
p. 39: EIA plans to post more High-Value Information and Datasets in the future
p. 34 - OSTI plans to post more High-Value Information and Datasets "in the future", including adding the Green Energy Data Service and publishing Comma-separated value (CSV) formats for other datasets (some listed in a chart on this page)
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development:
p. 31 - Create a centralized and much more easily navigable website that utilizes an IdeaScale-like interface to allow the public to better engage with proposed rule changes
U.S. Department of State:
Release a schedule for data sets, declassified information, and other information to be published for the balance of this fiscal year
U.S. Small Business Administration:
Provide an online resource that will serve as an interactive organization chart, a mechanism for members of the public to search for an SBA employee by name, and/or browse a phone directory listing by office or SBA resource
Require each program office catalog currently available public data in a central repository
Incorporate public requests for new data, and review and prioritize comments via public engagement tools to identify new or improved datasets
Regularly review all comments related to new, improved or existing data to identify gaps and enhancements, and prioritize opportunities for improvements against agency infrastructure, resources and benefits

U.S. Social Security Administration:

Identify data (at least 5 high–value datasets and information holdings) that had never been made available to the public before, and provide a timetable for release. The data releases will conform to the standards of Data.gov and the Information Quality Act.

Office of Management and Budget:

Publish congressional earmarks for Fiscal Year 2011 in machine-readable formats and available at Earmarks.gov and Data.gov *Publish earmark recipient/beneficiary information from agencies on Earmarks.gov in the Summer

Office of National Drug Control Policy:

Within three months:
An enhanced ONDCP blog with 2-4 posts per week about ongoing activities, data and research, or emerging drug control issues
Information about each of the Agency’s three signature initiatives and why each is important to American citizens
Updated staffing list of Agency leadership, including instructions for how to contact them
Release a current organizational chart with descriptions of each of the Agency’s components.
Within six months: --An interactive calendar of upcoming public briefings, news conferences, and events
A complete listing of all ONDCP-funded Drug Free Community grantees, including contact information (available in a machine readable format)
Within one year:
Congressional reports and other progress updates that provide information about ongoing ONDCP activities and programs.

Office of Science and Technology Policy:

Continue to publish new high-value data sets pertaining to Federal spending on R&D in open, machine-readable, downloadable formats

Office of the United States Trade Representative:

Publish Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request and its response within 60 days

U.S. Department of State:

p. 24 - Release in the coming weeks a schedule for data sets, declassified information, and other information to be published for the balance of this fiscal year

'U.S. Department of Transportation':

P. 23 - The DOT will complete a comprehensive Department-wide data inventory, to support the data set selection and release process, by September 30, 2010. After completing this inventory, the DOT will establish timelines for publication of appropriate information not yet available for download in open formats and set specific target dates for release. Once those target dates are formalized, they will be included in the next iteration of the DOT Open Government Plan.






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