White House hosts webchat on eve of open government directive anniversary

Tomorrow, December 8, is the one year anniversary of the White House Open Government Directive, which which required federal agencies to take steps to achieve key milestones in transparency, participation, and collaboration. Today at 2:20 PM EST, the first United States chief technology officer, Aneesh Chopra, will join OMB chief information officer Vivek Kundra and Cass Sunstein, administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, in a live web chat.

UPDATE: President Obama is holding a press conference on a tax deal at the same time, which will likely supersede the chat. I’ll start liveblogging the White
House open government webchat
at Govfresh using CoverItLive when it ends.

Open government officials and the White House have solicited questions through an online form tool at WhiteHouse.gov and through the White House Facebook page. The chat itself will be hosted using the White House Live Facebook app and streamed live online through WhiteHouse.gov/live or, presumably, the White House iPhone app. Watch for whether any three of the White House officials answer questions on Wikileaks and open government.

For context on the White House and the open government movement, review the following pieces:

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