Provides that any person has the right to request access to federal agency records or information except to the extent the records are protected from disclosure by any of nine exemptions contained in the law or by one of three special law enforcement record exclusions.
Provides privacy protections for records containing information about individuals (i.e., citizen and legal permanent resident) that are collected and maintained by the federal government and are retrieved by a personal identifier. The Act provides safeguards against invasion of personal privacy through the misuse of records by Federal Agencies and requires agencies to safeguard information contained in a system of records.
Requires agencies to develop, document, and implement an agency-wide program to provide information security for the information and information systems that support the operations and assets of an agency.
Requires each agency to review their existing significant regulations, and consider how best to promote retrospective analysis of rules that may be outmoded, ineffective, insufficient, or excessively burdensome, and to modify, streamline, expand, or repeal them in accordance with what has been learned.
Established the initial OMB Open Government Working Group meetings which invited Department/Agenies to join the Open and Innovative Government Community which would be conducted as a collaborative, interagency process.
DOOs are used to prescribe the basic management structure and organizational arrangements of the Department of Commerce. DOOs are issued for each Secretarial Officer, Departmental Office, and Operating Unit of the Department of Commerce.
Assigns the responsibility to implement the principles of transparency and open government as set forth in the Presidential memorandum of January 21, 2010 and OMB memorandum number M-10-06, "Open Government Directive," as a mission of the CFO/ASA. It provides that the Chief Privacy Officer and Director of Open Government shall oversee Department-wide implementation of the principles of transparency and open government.
Identifies the roles and responsibilities of open government team members and the integration of open government efforts and initiatives. It also outlines the integration of repeatable processes for the publishing of the Open Government Plan (the Plan), updates to the Department’s Open Government website, and integration of Commerce Bureau/Operating Units (BOU) open government efforts to develop standardized processes and best practices.