Department Of Transportation
Given its authority over highways and railways, it seems appropriate that the Department of Transportation is charting a course into open government. The department's Regulation Room initiative, done in conjunction with the Cornell e-Rulemaking Initiative, employs social networking to encourage public input into DOT policy-making, and the department hosted an open government workshop in January that drew attendees from three dozen agencies. DOT's efforts have received a thumbs-up in all 10 categories of the White House's open government dashboard. In August, the agency was recognized by federal CTO Aneesh Chopra for its Regulation Room, as well as for the "leadership, governance and culture change" embodied in its approach.