Open Government

The Broadcasting Board of Governors supports the President’s Open Government Directive and has created this page to document its specific actions to implement the principles set forth in the President’s Memorandum:

Transparency to promote accountability by providing the public with information about the BBG’s activities.
Participation to allow members of the public to contribute ideas and expertise so that the BBG can make policies with the benefit of information that is widely dispersed in society.
Collaboration to improve the effectiveness of the BBG by encouraging partnerships and cooperation within the Federal Government, across levels of government, and between the Government and private institutions.

In response to the Open Government Directive, the BBG created its first Open Government Plan on April 7, 2010.

The updated Open Government Plan was then published on June 17, 2013, further detailing the steps the BBG takes to improve transparency and boost participation by, and collaboration with, the public.

The plan reflects the input of senior policy, legal and technology leaders in the BBG, as well as input from the general public. Comments about the BBG’s plan can be emailed to

Global News Dashboard
Pulls together English-language news from more than 50 bureaus, production centers and offices supported by the agency’s staff journalists and more than 1500 stringers around the globe.

BBG Commission on Innovation
Draws leaders from commercial, academic and nonprofit sectors who have proven success in digital media to help shape world-class platforms to reach U.S. international broadcasting’s unique overseas environments.

IBB Remote Monitoring System
Provides the public with online access to IBB’s global network of more than 70 remote monitoring systems (RMS) for determining the audibility of BBG radio broadcasts.

Annual Reports
A digital library of present and past annual reports detailing the BBG’s global audience and reach.

Budget Submissions
A digital library that lists the BBG’s past and present budget requests to Congress.

Civil Rights Reports
The BBG is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunity and provides regular reporting on its progress.

Content Requests
The BBG may make its program materials available domestically, upon request, while being consistent with all statutory principles and standards.

The BBG complies with the Federal Activity Inventory Reform Act and makes available relevant information on its compliance with the Act.

The BBG maintains extensive records of its compliance with the Freedom of Information Act.

Quarterly updates on the BBG’s compliance with the Notification and Federal Employee Anti-Discrimination and Retaliation Act of 2002.

Performance and Accountability Reports
A digital library of annual reports that list mission achievements and effective resource usage provided by Administration, Congress and public.

Privacy Reports
Numerous resources within the BBG are responsible for advising the Agency on issues relating to privacy.

Other Reports
At the request of the Administration and Congress, the BBG conducts reports on other issues of national interest.

In addition to the information presented above, the BBG works to provide the public with additional data about its operation through the following means: Freedom of Information Act requests

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