Submitted by rthomas on Wed, 12/20/2017 - 13:56
. . . Both the White House and the Open Government advocacy groups plan to assess them. No good deed goes unnoticed!
Submitted by rthomas on Wed, 12/20/2017 - 13:52
Next week, agency Open Government Plans are due to the Office of Management and Budget.
Submitted by rthomas on Wed, 12/20/2017 - 13:30
Government Executive’s Elizabeth Newell writes that a bipartisan congressional Transparency Caucus has been formed. Led by Republican Representative Darrell Issa (CA) and Democratic Representative Michael Quigley (IL), the Caucus will advocate greater government transparency and provide support and oversight of government efforts.
Submitted by rthomas on Wed, 12/20/2017 - 13:27
Almost three years ago, I blogged on the need for a Key National Indicator System so we, as a nation, could track our progress using data, not diatribe. It’s happened. A provision buried on page 1,489 of the health insurance reform bill makes it real!
Submitted by rthomas on Wed, 12/20/2017 - 13:24
I’ve seen a number of intersting mapping applications being developed “on the ground” that engage citizens in a collaborative efforts to provide details about their communities. The most common of these is OpenStreetMap.org, which advertises itself as an editable map of the world.
Submitted by rthomas on Wed, 12/20/2017 - 12:55
President Obama issued a memorandum on Transparency and Open Government following his inauguration in early 2009. The memo outlined his commitment to greater transparency, increased citizen participation, and more collaboration. This commitment acknowledges that government cannot solve by itself the challenges facing our nation.
Submitted by rthomas on Wed, 12/20/2017 - 12:48
The IBM Center for The Business of Government hosted a forum in November 2009 to examine the Obama Administration’s themes for a high-performing government and to frame a public management research agenda.
Participants included nearly 50 of the nation’s top public management researchers, scholars, and distinguished practitioners. The forum was an effort to help bridge the gap between research and practice, and to collectively develop a research agenda that would help government executives move things forward.
Submitted by rthomas on Wed, 12/20/2017 - 12:47
Submitted by rthomas on Wed, 12/20/2017 - 12:28
“Where is Obama’s big-bang reform of government?” laments an insightful article by University of Maryland public administration dean, Donald Kettl, in a forum on President Obama’s management initiatives in the current issue of The Public Manager. He says that President Obama is quietly reshaping the way government works and dubs it a "stealth revolution."
Submitted by rthomas on Wed, 12/20/2017 - 12:27
Two dozen federal agencies are running on-line dialogues between now and March 19th to gather insights on what citizens would like to seen them include in their OMB-required Open Government Plans. These first-ever open dialogues are an important symbolic step toward better engaging citizens in their government. But in the end, how will agencies make sense of thousands of comments and ideas?