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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

About FDA

Press Operations (1)

Description: The Office of Public Affairs will issue and post to its Website a policy outlining the agency’s release of information to the news media, which will identify how the agency will strive to respond quickly, thoroughly, and openly with news organizations. This project will improve the office’s transparency in public health media outreach.

Accomplishment: HHS recently issued its own news media policy: http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/NewsEmbargoPolicy/default.htm. These guidelines apply to all operating divisions of HHS, including FDA.

Briefing Status: COMPLETED

Prior Briefing Status: ON TRACK

Milestone DescriptionMilestone DateMilestone StatusMilestone Completion Date

A. Draft FDA media policy


Completed 5/6/2010

B. Receive legal input


Completed 9/8/2010

C. Address legal input


Completed 9/22/2010

D. Address input from the Commissioner's office


Completed 12/30/2010

E. Address input and coordinate public release with HHS



Completed Cancelled

F. Post to FDA website



Completed Cancelled

G. Conduct media outreach



Completed Cancelled


  • (1) The date in italics under the milestone due dates are revised milestone due dates which had to be updated due to real-time delays. The milestone status reflects the original due dates.

Key Projects Legend

Milestone StatusDefinition
Not Yet StartedWork for specific milestone has not yet been started.
CompletedMilestone and/or overall project is completed.
On TrackMilestone - On track for completion by milestone deadline. Quarter status - Project is on track for completion based on overall milestone status.
On HoldMilestone - On hold, but deadline for completion has not passed. Quarter status - Project is on hold, based on overall milestone status.
DelayedMilestone - Delayed as it has not been completed and deadline has passed. Quarter status - Project is delayed based on overall milestone status.


Note: The data provided on this website is produced on an ongoing basis for performance management purposes and is subject to change due to updates of preliminary estimates, corrections, or other reasons. In addition, FDA may change the type or amount of data provided on this website at any time. Information marked as "Completed" may include measures and/or key projects for which activities are ongoing but no longer tracked as part of FDA-TRACK.