Open Government at the National Archives

Open Government at the National Archives

Updates on Transparency, Participation, and Collaboration

March 29, 2016 -  The National Archives will host a webinar on Open Government from 2 - 3 p.m. to seek suggestions from the public on what to include in the agency's fourth Open Government Plan. Register for the webinar.

March 15, 2016 -  The National Archives kicks off the development of it's fourth Open Government Plan. Check out the NARAtions Blog post, "Share your ideas for our next Open Government Plan." And share your ideas on the Open Government Space on History Hub or email opengov@nara.gov.

March 15, 2016 -  The Office of Government Information Services (OGIS) at NARA hosts an event celebrating Sunshine Week.  Learn more about the event on the FOIA Ombudsman blog and watch the video of the event.

January 13, 2016 -  NARA launches a new pilot project from the Office of Innovation called the History Hub. This collaboration network explores new ways of connecting with and serving customers who are interested in historical topics related to the holdings of the National Archives. Visit the AOTUS Blog to learn more and the History Hub to participate.

December, 2015 - Sheryl J. Shenberger, Director of the National Declassification Center, is named as a Meritorious Executive Presidential Rank Award recipient. Learn more on the AOTUS blog.

October 29, 2015 - The Archivist of the United States, David Ferriero blogs about the third Open Government National Action Plan and describes NARA's commitments to strengthen open government. Learn more on the AOTUS Blog.

NARA Open Government Plan 2015 October 27, 2015 - The United States releases the third Open Government National Action Plan.  Access the plan in PDF and learn more about the plan on the White House blog.

Wikiconference USA October 9-11, 2015 - NARA is a co-organizer and hose site of WikiConference USA, the annual national conference of Wikimedia enthusiasts and volunteers in the U.S. Learn more on the AOTUS blog.

July 21, 2015 - NARA announces participation in a FOIA pilot to test the feasibility of posting online FOIA responses so that they are not just available to the individual requester, but to the general public as well. Learn more on the NARAtions Blog.

NARA Open Government Plan for 2014-2016 May 30, 2014 - NARA publishes its third Open Government Plan for 2014-2016. Access the plan in PDF and Word versions and view NARA's previous Open Government Plans.

April 2014 - NARA publishes its Plain Writing Compliance Report for 2013. Learn more about NARA's plain writing efforts and previous reports on Archives.gov/open/plain-writing.

April 2, 2014 - The NDC Blog seeks public suggestions for what should be included in the National Archives and Records Administration's third open government plan, with an emphasis on declassification topics.  Read more on the NDC blog.

April 2, 2014 - The National Archives seeks public feedback into the development of the agency's third Open Government Plan.  Read about this and comment on the NARAtions blog post, "Have Your Say: Open Government at the Archives!" or send your suggestions to opengov@nara.gov.

February 12, 2014 - The National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) seeks public feedback into proposed changes to the grants program.  Read more about it on the Annotations Blog.

March 10, 2014 - The National Declassification Center celebrates the completion of quality assurance review of over 351 million pages of historically valuable classified records.  Learn more about this effort on the NDC blog.

March 10, 2014 - The National Declassification Center celebrates the completion of quality assurance review of over 351 million pages of historically valuable classified records.  Learn more about this effort on the NDC blog.

March 6, 2014 - The Office of Government Information Services (OGIS) discusses Sunshine Week events in the blog post, "A Sunny Forecast."

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Participate

  • History Hub: Contribute your suggestions, ideas, and questions on the Open Government space on History Hub.
  • Citizen Archivist Dashboard: Participate in crowdsourcing projects, including tagging and transcription missions, and scanning efforts.
  • NARAtions: Let us know your concerns and what you think on the blog of the National Archives.
  • AOTUS: Collector in Chief: Find out what David Ferriero, Archivist of the United States, has to say about transparency, participation, and collaboration at the National Archives.
  • Comment on Draft Policy: Submit comments on proposed policy, regulations, record schedules and more.

Contact OpenGov

  • OpenGov@nara.gov
  • Open Government Team
    National Archives and Records Administration
    8601 Adelphi Road
    Room 3200
    College Park, MD 20740

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