The White House, Transparency and Open Government Memorandum (Memorandum to the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies), 74 Fed. Reg. 4,685 (Jan. 21, 2009) (full-text).
This Memorandum encouraged executive departments and agencies to harness new technologies to put information about their operations and decisions online so that it would be readily available to the public. It also encouraged the solicitation of public feedback to identify information of the greatest use to the public, assess and improve levels of collaboration, and identify new opportunities for cooperation in government.