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Posted: April 7, 2011
On April 7, 2010, we joined numerous agencies across the federal government in publishing our first-ever Open Government Plan. In it, we laid out specific milestones for increasing transparency, participation and collaboration at Social Security.
We have worked actively throughout the past year, carrying out key open government activities, including three Flagship Initiatives and other efforts to make Open Government (OG) more sustainable at Social Security. We’ve also taken steps to engage the public and other stakeholders and constituencies, to foster the use of the data we’ve released, and gain insight from them on new data needs. We’ll continue these efforts as we move forward to carry out our plan.
Here’s a timeline of just some of our achievements so far:
We head into the second year of our OG plan with some clear lessons from the first:
We've posted our Open Government Plan 2.0 update, which reflects our continuing commitment to the principles of openness and accountability. This refreshed plan includes additional input we received from Open Government stakeholders, the public and our employees; summarizes the progress we have made in implementing Open Government principles at our agency; and outlines additional commitments we expect to meet in the next two years.
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The Social Security Administration is committed to creating an open and transparent government through the following initiatives: