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The Department of Health and Human Services is developing “Version 2″ of its open government plan and is soliciting public feedback on certain areas to assist in its development, HHS Chief Technology Officer Todd Park announced.

Input on the following questions can be sent to open@hhs.gov:

  1. Are there any policy development or program implementation areas which should be areas of particular focus for our open government efforts?
  2. Are there new forms of public participation with which HHS should experiment? What kinds of new or improved techniques can we utilize to interact in the most meaningful possible ways with the American people?
  3. How can we more effectively reach non-traditional audiences in order to obtain the broadest level of input possible into HHS planning and implementation processes?

The department’s first open government plan was released April 2010 as part of President Obama’s Open Government Directive calling for government agencies to take action and become more transparent, participatory and collaborative.

“This plan has served as our guiding star as we’ve worked energetically to “liberate” HHS data and improve how HHS collaborates with the public and external stakeholders,” wrote Park on the HHS blog.