Explanation of the Plan in Plain Englishnasa.gov/open/plan
Welcome to the NASA Open Government Plan! The Plan is divided into three areas:
This section is fairly straight forward. Below you can have three sections in prose which are self explanatory; please read them as they are succinct and articulate our approach to Open Government being a continuously learning process, the infusion of Open Government into our existing governance structure and Performance Accountability Reporting (or PAR).
The fact sheets are the bulk of our plan. We believe that Open Government is the responsibility of each directorate, program, office and employee and have taken the approach to have them describe their activity in their own words. Each fact sheet describes the initiative through the lens of Open Government and follows the same format to assist the reader to browse to areas of interest as well as facilitate our initiatives to answer the same questions. The fact sheets follow the same structure as this Web page:
The Plan divides up the 25 fact sheets into four different sections: Mission Directorates, Ongoing Open Government Activites, New Open Government Initiatives, and Flagship Projects:>
In the appendix, we conducted an analysis of the on-line Citizen Engagement Tool describing what we did with the information, what we are going to do, and our lessons learned. We also have included a letter to the Transparency Advocates along with a compliance matrix of the requirements of the Open Government Directive and where to find the information within the Plan. Finally, new in Version 1.5 of the Plan, we've created a Status Dashboard, which allows you to keep track of the goals and milestones created in the plan. As of now, the dashboard is current for the three month milestone, and as we move forward into the future we'll add the six month, one year, and two year goals as well.