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    The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Open Government Team hosted 75 guests in an Open Government summit sponsored by the Open Forum Foundation on Friday, February 18, 2011.  The purpose of the event was to stimulate and document new thinking in the area of transparency. The summit was structured as a Focus Forum; a collaborative event that fostered innovative thinking and solutions on the topic of openness.  OPM, joined by other Federal agencies, academia, non-profit organizations and unions explored the benefits of taking ownership of transparency.

    The summit provided an opportunity for participants to engage in collaborative discussions about Open Government best-practices, challenges, and innovations that span multiple agencies.  The collective knowledge gained from the discussions will be used to develop an inter-agency Guide to Owning Transparency that will be made available for use by all agencies. This information will assist agencies in taking concrete steps towards developing strategies to enable transparency, as subscribed in the White House Open Government Directive issued on December 8, 2009.  

    We want to thank those that have shown interest in the non-reimbursable OPM Open Government detail. The application phase has now ended. We have reviewed resumes and statement of interest from a diverse group of highly skilled people, and will set a time in the comming week to further discuss the details with a selected group of candidates.

    Below is a special invite for you to attend the Open Government Summit hosted by OPM on February 18, 2011 in Room 1350.  We will kick off the session at 8:30 a.m. and the remainder of the morning will include breakout sessions with various folks across OPM, other agencies and private sector. We hope to share information about the OPM Open Government effort as well as learn best practices from other agencies and some external stakeholders. We have limited seating in Room 1350 so please respond to the invite below as soon as possible.


    Look forward to seeing you at the session.


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