President Obama signed a "Memorandum on Transparency and Open Government" as his first executive action, ushering in a new era of open and accountable government intended to bridge the gap between the American people and their government. In December 2009, the Administration issued an Open Government Directive that instructed every government agency to open its doors and its data to the American people.
The Open Government Initiative is reshaping government according to three core values:
- Transparency. Government should provide citizens with information about what their government is doing so that government can be held accountable.
- Participation. Government should actively solicit expertise from outside Washington so that it makes policies with the benefit of the best information.
- Collaboration. Government officials should work together with one another and with citizens as part of doing their job of solving national problems
The Vietnam Education Foundation (VEF) embraces this initiative, and work has begun to incorporate the core values into the day-to-day work of the agency. This webpage is intended to be a one-stop resource, enabling public to easily get information about VEF and provide feedback on how the agency can become as transparent as possible. This website will be a living resource and grow as we identify additional data and resources.
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