06/07/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Fixing Washington: big stuff happening right now

Hey, there's a lot to digest, but start by checking out Open Government Day brings new guidance from OMB. The deal is that we're getting a government which listens to people and wants to give citizens what they pay for.

Open Government Day is here, and most of the hype/anticipation seems to surround today's deadline for agencies to submit their OpenGov plans as outlined in the Open Government Directive.

But there's another part of the OGD that may get initially overlooked today that agencies should be excited about: new guidance from  the Office of Management and Budget. As outlined in the OGD, agencies now have some clarity on how OpenGov efforts mesh with existing policies like the Paperwork Reduction Act, as well as guidance on how to help make government rulemaking information released online easier to find and track.