Most of the Federal government is actually not based in Washington, DC. Approximately 88 percent of all Federal employees work outside the National Capital Region. Federal programs have their impact largely through the actions of the field representatives of the departments and agencies. The Federal Executive Boards are a forum for communication and collaboration among Federal agencies outside of Washington, DC.
The President should require all FEB's to submit a plan with 180 days for how they will advance the goals of the Open Government Directive through collaborative regional projects.