The U.S. National Action Plans advance transparency, accountability, citizen participation, and technological innovation across government.
This page is to help co-create the fourth U.S. National Action Plan (NAP 4) with input from civil society. This is one opportunity to suggest and/or comment on the NAP 4 framework and ideas presented below.
Share your NAP 4 feedback by commenting on a GitHub issue below or propose a new commitment by following the guidance and creating a new issue. If you do not have a GitHub account, you may create an account for free. If you prefer not to create an account, you may email suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org and your contributions will be posted on your behalf. NAP 4 authors will review and consider all suggestions and feedback through GitHub, email, and in-person meetings although not all suggestions will necessarily receive a written response. All contributions are governed by our Public Engagement Guidelines. Thank you for your participation.
- Aug 14: Preliminary deadline for agencies to submit NAP 4 commitments
- Aug 14 – Sep 22: Iterate with agencies, polish and finalize agency-level clearances
- Sep 6: Open Gov Interagency & Civil Society Quarterly Meeting
- Sep 6: Open Gov webpage — Open.USA.gov/NAP4 launches for public input
- Sep 8: NAP 4 co-creation event at GSA with civil society — Emerging Tech and Open Data for a More Open and Accountable Government
- Sep 15 – Oct 13: Iterate with civil society and agencies, polish and finalize final clearances
- Sep 22: Final deadline for agencies to submit NAP 4 commitments
- Sep 23: National Day of Civic Hacking in DC for NAP 4 co-creation with civil society at the Johns Hopkins Sibley Innovation Hub
- Oct 2: Open.USA.gov/NAP4 site closes to public feedback
The fourth U.S. Open Government National Action Plan and the third National Action Plan end-of-term report will both be published in October 2017.
Guidance for Commitments
Thank you for your thoughts and contributions as we co-create the United States’ fourth National Action Plan (NAP 4). This year marks an important transition for U.S. commitments to open government, as we move from the broader initial set of initiatives and activities that have characterized our NAPs in the past, to a more streamlined, impactful, and elevated set of commitments. We encourage our Federal agency and civil society partners to work closely together to identify and deepen initiatives that are working, and to develop meaningful and ambitious NAP 4 commitments that reflect a spirit of accountability to U.S. citizens and demonstrate American leadership in promoting transparency and good government.
Commitments should be achievable by June 2019. They should be new, ambitious, and measureable per the template below.
Topline Description - One sentence “elevator pitch”
Key Objective(s) - Describe how this initiative creates a more transparent, participatory, or collaborative government
Paragraph Description - For examples, please review paragraphs from past National Action Plan commitments (see https://open.usa.gov)
Measurable Metrics - How can we quantify, verify, monitor, and report progress? Work should be completed by June 2019. Timelines encouraged.
U.S. National Action Plan 4.0 DRAFT Framework
- Bureaucracy Busting
- Citizen Government through Two-Way Participation
- Emerging Technologies for Open Government
- Fiscal Transparency and Accountability
- Harness the Data Revolution for Business and Jobs
- Healthcare and Veterans Services Modernization
- Infrastructure Modernization
- Justice, Law Enforcement, and National Security
- Open Data, Open Science