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    Today, U.S. Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra and Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs Cass R. Sunstein announced 11 awards for 8 agencies’ Open Government efforts. OPM received a Leading Practices Award for our Flagship Initiative.

    Many thanks to everyone inside and outside of OPM who has contributed to the success of our Open Government Plan! We'll continue to keep you informed as we move forward with implementation.

    It’s hard to believe that July has already come and gone!

    In July, we began holding weekly meetings with each of the 5 component teams described in our plan and charter. In those meetings, employees from throughout OPM meet with external participants to discuss openness at OPM. The teams are currently working on understanding OPM’s culture so they can provide some ideas based on best practices regarding how to make it a more open culture. In total, we have 54 participants on the 6 teams, including the Core Team.

    Meanwhile, we have continued our efforts with our searchable Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). We completed Phase I by launching the new engine on June 30 and are finalizing the requirements for Phase II.

    We read all the comments you send us. Thank you for your words of encouragement. Please continue to share your ideas with us in this space, and please refrain from recommending or linking to commercial products here: we cannot endorse commercial products, and this space is designed to foster conversation about OPM.

    As always, we look forward to hearing from you.


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