September 21, 2011
From Information Week:
President Obama on Tuesday urged world leaders to push forward with transparency and citizen engagement, calling open government "the essence of democracy." At the same time, the White House rolled out the next phase of its own open government strategy.
The occasion marked the launch of the Open Government Partnership, a 46-nation effort to improve government transparency. The partnership Tuesday issued an Open Government Declaration pledging transparency, citizen engagement, and increased access to technology.