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The Broadcasting Board of Governors supports the President’s Open Government Directive and has created this Web 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.

Open Government Plan

In response to the Open Government Directive, the BBG created its first Open Government Plan on April 7, 2010, which details the steps the BBG will take to improve transparency and boost participation by, and collaboration with, the public.

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

Flagship Initiatives

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.

Other Information Sources:

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