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Share Your Ideas About the NRC Approach to Open Government

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Thank you for sharing your ideas about The NRC Approach to Open Government and our Open Government Plan. The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has already revised our plan to incorporate some ideas, and published responses to others along with a report concerning the pilot of our citizen engagement tool. Now, we need your input to help us revise our plan to build the roadmap for the next 2 years. To join the dialogue, see what others have contributed, or review the staff’s responses, please see the following topics on this page:

Join the Dialogue

NRC BlogUse the NRC Blog to —

  • Review recent postings about topics of interest.
  • Submit ideas.
  • Comment on ideas submitted by others.
  • Learn more about our mission and regulatory activities.

Introduced on January 31, 2011, the NRC Blog is an easy-to-use citizen-engagement tool, which enables you to share your ideas with the NRC in a moderated forum. The NRC Blog can also be accessed on mobile devices (such as smart phones) by entering the site address (http://public-blog.nrc-gateway.gov/) in the device’s Web browser.

See NRC Responses to Submitted Ideas from the pilot of our citizen engagement tool (02/04/2010 – 03/19/2010 and 04/07/2010 – 06/30/2010).

See the IdeaScale Final Report for a discussion of our pilot and alternative citizen engagement to achieve our objectives for effective communication with the public and other stakeholders.

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See the Input from Our Stakeholder Feedback Meeting

On December 6, 2011, our Open Government Advisory Council hosted a Webinar to solicit your input about what activities we should include in the next revision of our Open Government Plan in April 2012. As indicated in the Meeting Notice and Agenda, our goal was to obtain your feedback on our Open Government Accomplishments in 2010 – 2011, the High-Value Datasets we’ve published so far, and the goals we’ve pursued as part of our Flagship Initiative to enhance stakeholder engagement. We also hoped to learn what new initiatives you’d like us to pursue as we establish our Open Government roadmap for the next 2 years.

To guide this discussion, we used a SWOT Analysis Worksheet to help identify the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (SWOT) in our existing program, as they relate to the three Open Government cornerstones of Transparency, Public Participation, and Collaboration. This collaborative analysis yielded valuable Stakeholder Input, which we will use in the next revision of our Open Government Plan.

If you missed the Webinar, you can still email your completed worksheet to Open@nrc.gov. We look forward to hearing your thoughts.

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Share Your Ideas in Other Ways

If you prefer, you can also share your ideas with the NRC using our Online Comment Form, or contact us in the following ways:

Traditional Mail: U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Mail Stop: O16-D3
Washington, DC 20555-0001
eMail: OPA.Resouce@nrc.gov
Phone: 1-800-368-5642 x8200 or
301-415-8200
Fax: 301-415-3716

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Rate Our High-Value Datasets and Share Your Successes

  • If you’d like to rate our High-Value Datasets, please visit Data.gov.
  • To tell us your related “success stories” or provide information to help us assess the impact of our datasets, please use our Online Comment Form, and select “Dataset Success Stories” as the Type of Input.
  • To suggest additional datasets, please use our Online Comment Form, and select “Opinions about what additional datasets the NRC should publish” as the Type of Input.

Focus Your Input

At this time, the NRC would particularly welcome the following types of input:

  • Feedback on the quality of the NRC's published datasets
  • Success stories about the use or impact of our published datasets
  • Opinions about what additional datasets the NRC should publish
  • Suggestions regarding how we can achieve the following objectives:
    • Work better with others, both inside and outside the Government
    • Solicit feedback from the public
    • Improve the availability and quality of information
    • Be more innovative and efficient
  • Comments on our Open Government Plan

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Submit Questions

If you have questions, please Contact the Office of Public Affairs.

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Page Last Reviewed/Updated Thursday, November 14, 2013