United States Chief Technology Officer, Todd Park, and United States Chief Information Officer, Steven VanRoekel, discuss the importance of President Obama's executive order (# M13-13) to make government data 'open & accessible.' [May 2013] (2:03 minutes).
Open government is a global initiative to promote transparency and public access to government-produced information. President Obama mandated U.S. open government policies as his first official act. U.S. policies are evolving and are displayed here for your convenience (most recent at top).