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Plain Language

The Plain Writing Act of 2010 requires federal agencies to write "clear Government communication that the public can understand and use." President Obama also emphasized the importance of establishing "a system of transparency, public participation, and collaboration" in his January 21, 2009, Memorandum on Transparency and Open Government.

NCI is committed to writing new documents in plain language using the Federal Plain Language Guidelines. For more guidance, go to

  • Updated: May 3, 2012