United States Agency for Global Media


The United States Agency for Global Media supports the President’s Open Government Directive and has created this Web page to document its specific actions to implement the principles set forth in the President’s Memorandum.

Transparency: To promote accountability by providing the public with information about USAGM’s activities.

Participation: To allow members of the public to contribute ideas and expertise so that the USAGM can make policies with the benefit of information that is widely dispersed in society.

Collaboration: To improve the effectiveness of USAGM by encouraging partnerships and cooperation within the Federal Government, across levels of government, and between the Government and private institutions.

Open Government Plan

In response to the Open Government Directive, USAGM created its first Open Government Plan on April 7, 2010, which details the steps the Agency will take to improve transparency and boost participation by, and collaboration with, the public.

The updated Open Government Plan was then published on June 17, 2013, further detailing the steps the BBG takes to improve transparency and boost participation by, and collaboration with, the public.

The plan reflects the input of senior policy, legal and technology leaders at USAGM, as well as input from the general public. Comments about USAGM’s plan can be emailed to opengov@bbg.gov.

Flagship Initiatives

Global News Dashboard: Pulls together English-language news from more than 50 bureaus, production centers and offices supported by the agency’s staff journalists and more than 1500 stringers around the globe.

USAGM Commission on Innovation: Draws leaders from commercial, academic and nonprofit sectors who have proven success in digital media to help shape world-class platforms to reach U.S. international broadcasting’s unique overseas environments.

USAGM Remote Monitoring System: Provides the public with online access to USAGM’s global network of more than 70 remote monitoring systems (RMS) for determining the audibility of USAGM radio broadcasts.

Other Information Sources:

In addition to the information presented above, USAGM works to provide the public with additional data about its operation: Freedom of Information Act requests