Many of these prior commitments are questionable.
Amendments to FOIA were not achieved through OGP: the Department of Justice lobbied against them and the Obama White House did not push for reform.
The Trump administration censored open climate data instead of promoting it and directed hatred towards a whistleblower who came forward about the president's corruption.
The fact that the IRM put the first two forward places considerable doubt on whether the researchers are accurate arbiters of US government performance or record.
Relatedly, neither Data.gov nor USASpending were achieved as result of OGP, either. White House petitions were ignored under the last administration and have not been brought back by this one.
Why are they listed on the GSA's page?
When is the White House going to take action to publicly re-engage on OGP?
The 8th commitment in the 4th NAP was to 8) Expand Public Participation in Developing Future U.S. National Action Plans
"Citizen engagement and public participation areamong the most important elements of the NAP co-creation process. During the development of this NAP4,everyday Americans provided some of the most thoughtful and engaging ideas. As we begin to contemplate a fifth national action plan, we will prioritize including a more geographically diverse and diffuse representation of citizen stakeholders in the development of the document.We will aim to conduct a series of consultation sessions, in-person meetings,and livestreamed discussions around the country to generate ideas, encourage public input, and engage in conversations with the most important stakeholder–the American public."
The first communication regarding OGP in years shouldn't be asking us to vote on commitments that were withdrawn or undermined.
When will roundtables and public forums begin? The summit is not long from now.