Webinar: HHS Open Government Plan Version #2

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Webinar: HHS Open Government Plan Version #2

  1. 1. HHS Open Government Plan Version 2 HHS Center for New Media January 26, 2012 1
  2. 2. What is Open Government?• On January 21, 2009, President Obama issued a call for increased openness in government.• OMB issued an Open Government Directive (M-10-06) on December 8, 2009 calling on all agencies to develop Open Government plans to address: – Transparency (making information available) – Participation – Collaboration 2
  3. 3. Current HHS Open Government Plan• Was developed by ad hoc input from across HHS in March-April 2010 (preceded ACA, HHS Strategic Plan, social media guidance, etc.)• Draft plan published at hhs.gov/open and used public comment/blog for input• Featured 5 flagship initiatives and 82 projects• Plan was finalized on April 7, 2010• Implementation reports posted every 6 months 3
  4. 4. Current HHS Open Government Plan• All 5 HHS flagships have been competed• Approximately 94% of specific initiatives completed or near completion• Plan has been well received by stakeholder community and rated among the top 3 across the federal government• Many goals were vastly exceeded, particularly in transparency 4
  5. 5. Government-wide Initiatives 5
  6. 6. New Plans Are Needed• On December 14, 2011 OMB and OSTP requested that all departments issue a “Version 2” open government plan to be available to the public on April 9, 2012• Plan should include: – Final report on Version 1 implementation – New “flagship” initiatives for completion in 2013, 2014 – Public input process 6
  7. 7. HHS Strategy for Plan Development• Build on past successes• Leverage existing planning efforts that include complimentary activities of open government• Use existing coordinating bodies across HHS• Use technologies to promote input, process, and dissemination• Increased attention to participation and collaboration• Consider new theme areas of ‘big data’ and ‘smart disclosure’ if relevant and appropriate 7
  8. 8. HHS Approach Planning Process• Deputy Secretary Corr memo to OPDIVs (1/18/12)• Use crowdsourcing approach across HHS• Solicit input for candidate initiatives to highlight from across HHS (see template)• Face-to-face meetings with key OPDIV/StaffDiv leadership• Include some form of web-based public input throughout the planning and review processes (using hhs.gov/open)• Increase focus on ‘participation’ and ‘collaboration’ components – Attempt to identify metrics/outcome – Identify ‘opportunities’ to demonstrate new approaches• Leverage existing committee structures: – Innovation Council, FACA management, CIO Council, Data Council, New Media Committee, etc. – Coordinate with ongoing planning processes 8
  9. 9. HHS Approach Planning Process• Innovation Council will review report developed from submissions• Identify flagship initiatives that: – Describe activity that cross-cuts more than one agency OR – Represent more than one element (transparency, collaboration, participation) OR – Demonstrate new and transformative approaches to open government• Suggestions for opportunities for external engagement on the plan will be welcomed 9
  10. 10. Structure of the Version 2 Plan• Introductory Remarks by Department Leadership• Executive Summary• Progress Report on the Version 1 of the HHS Open Government Plan (2010)• How the Plan was Developed• Leadership, Governance, and Culture Change• Transparency• Participation and Collaboration• Flagship Initiatives – 2012 – 13 – 2013 – 14• Conclusion 10
  11. 11. Timelines• Draft outline of plan to OMB by February 9• Submissions of initiatives descriptions by February 24 to open@hhs.gov• Department-wide clearance March 9 – 23• Send to ASPA by March 26• Publish to hhs.gov/open on April 9• Public comment through end of May 11
  12. 12. Summary• Ideas – submit responses to template to open@hhs.gov• Other ideas on uses of new media?• What are we missing?• If questions, contact Elizabeth Kittrie elizabeth.kittrie@hhs.gov or Greg Downing gregory.downing@hhs.gov• Thanks! 12

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