Q. Department of Transportation's Methodology for Open Government Initiative
The Department of Transportation's Open Government Plan development process follows a strategic methodology designed to guarantee the creation of meaningful programs that will fulfill the Administration's stated goals of increasing transparency, participation, andcollaboration between the Federal government and citizens.
DOT's Open Government methodology goes beyond simple compliance with the requirements issued in the OMB Open Government Directive from December 8, 2009. By adopting an approach that looks holistically at the current technology, policy, and cultural environments of the agency and actively soliciting and incorporating public feedback, DOT is creating a plan that will enable the agency to align Open Government initiatives with strategic objectives, mitigate the risks associated with transparency, and improve performance by embracing the use of emerging communications technologies to increase citizen involvement.
DOT Open Government Framework
The Open Government Initiative represents a significant shift in the way federal agencies conduct business and engage with the public. DOT has adopted a comprehensive lifecycle management approach to help plan and implement the business process transformations required to achieve the Open Government initiatives. The DOT Open Government Framework includes the program lifecycle phases, crucial areas of assessment, and the key players involved in the planning and executing of Open Government efforts.
DOT's Open Government Framework includes: