Aligned to goals:
- 2.1: Provide more insight into the agency's decision-making process.
- 2.3: Collect and use input from the public and other stakeholders in decision-making.
As part of the development of this plan, the Department, along with other federal agencies, used IdeaScale in February and March 2010 to gather public feedback. During that period, over 100 ideas and 200 comments were collected from the public. This feedback was reviewed and taken into consideration for the formation of this plan. Every idea was reviewed by a senior staff member and incorporated or aligned to existing projects, where appropriate, into the plan.