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UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
WASHINGTON, D.C.  20240
http://www.blm.gov
April 27, 2012
 
In Reply Refer To:
1278 (560) P
 
EMS TRANSMISSION 05/08/2012
Information Bulletin No. 2012-073      
 
To:                   All Bureau of Land Management Employees    
 
From:               Assistant Director, Information Resources Management
 
Subject:           BLM Open Government Plans and Activities
 
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is committed to the expectations set forth in Presidential memorandum requiring agencies to be transparent, participatory, and collaborative.  The President’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB) promulgated an Open Government Directive in 2009 that requires agencies to execute steps in meeting the three aforementioned principles of openness.  The Department of the Interior released its plan in 2010, and the BLM has continued to work closely with the Department in planning and execution of department-wide initiatives.  In addition, the BLM has developed and executed specific Open Government Plans and Activities.  These include increased use of data.gov in releasing high-value datasets, enhancement of the records management, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and directives programs.
 
The attached document details the BLM’s Open Government Plans and Activities.  This document will remain a “living document” and will be updated periodically.  The document should be used for awareness and comments are encouraged.  Each employee plays a part in implementing the transparency, participatory, and collaborative principles of Open Government.  This begins with understanding the initiative, related programs, and tools in-use and in-development. 
 
Please contact Corey J. Wells, Information Resources Management (IRM) Governance Division, at 202-912-7561 with any comments or suggestions you may have.  An awareness campaign including town hall meetings are in development.
 
 
Signed by:                                                                    Authenticated by:
Melissa C. Jollay                                                           Robert M. Williams
Acting, Assistant Director                                             Division of IRM Governance,WO-560
Information Resources Management
 
 
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