OSFA 2011 Study: Federal Government Open Technology Report Card

On January 13, 2011, Open Source for America (OSFA), published the results of a study measuring openness in government.  The Federal Open Technology Report Card evaluated key indicators of open government and open technologies and looked at agency budgets, their use of social media, and stated open source technology practices. FY 2010 marked the first year federal government agencies were operating under the President's Open Government Directive, and the results are promising. The Report Card assigned a percentage grade to the 15 Cabinet-level departments and agencies use of open source technologies, open formats, and technology tools for citizen engagement. To see the full report, go to www.opensourceforamerica.org/reportcard