Champions of Participation Meetings

Meeting of Federal Managers

Federal managers and staff from 23 different agencies and offices across the federal government recommended that the President’s Open Government Directive create a new government-wide structure that will transform how the government involves the American people in key decision making in a new report, called Champions of Participation.Read the Champions of Participation Executive Summary (pdf) and full Report of Proceedings (pdf).

Watch videos of conference participants presenting elements of the report to Beth Noveck of the White House Open Government Directive.

Meeting of Senior Agency Leaders

Nineteen senior leaders from 13 federal agencies and departments came together on May 12, 2009, at the headquarters of t he Transportation Security Administration to offer ideas to the Open Government Directive. During the three-hour discussion, participants shared their hopes and concerns for the directive, discussed the most importa nt things that the directive should accomplish, and what is needed for the directive to be successfully implemented. Beth Noveck, the director of the White House task force responsible for creating the Directive, participated in the discussion and responded to participant questions and ideas.

Read the Report from Senior Agency Leaders that emerged from the half day discussion.