Submitted by rthomas on Wed, 12/20/2017 - 12:25
With little fanfare, the While House announced that 29 agencies launched their Open Government weblinks on schedule (per an OMB directive), on Saturday, February 6th. Virtually all of them also invited citizens to participate in a dialogue on how they could improve their approaches to transparency, participation, collaboration, and innovation.
Submitted by rthomas on Wed, 12/20/2017 - 12:22
What does it mean to be a citizen in a Gov 2.0 world? President Obama’s FY 2011 budget is being dissected for its shift in the size and scope of government. But several initiatives in the budget, and things happening at the state and local levels, point to subtle -- but significant --shifts in the role of citizens in their government.
Submitted by rthomas on Wed, 12/20/2017 - 12:21
Most of the news media focused on the size of the budget and which agencies gained or lost. However, the budget also included an overview of the Obama Administration’s management initiatives, as well.
The overall emphasis of these initiatives is on achieving defined mission-oriented results. It de-emphasizes (but still addresses) improvements to mission-support functions and the reporting of performance information.
Submitted by rthomas on Wed, 12/20/2017 - 12:00
This is the time of year for predictions of what is ahead. Here’s a compilation of various predictions. Pick those that appeal to you!
Federal News Radio: Web 2.0 is Changing Government. In an interview in late 2009, editor Dorothy Ramienski came to the now-standard conclusion that “Web 2.0 and social networking tools are changing the way the federal government does business.”
Submitted by rthomas on Wed, 12/20/2017 - 10:47
Submitted by rthomas on Wed, 12/20/2017 - 10:44
Submitted by rthomas on Wed, 12/20/2017 - 10:32
President Obama’s Open Government Directive was released a week ago with lots of anticipation and a series of deadlines. Now agencies are moving quickly to develop their plans. A series of interesting resources are already popping up to help them:
Submitted by rthomas on Wed, 12/20/2017 - 09:55
Submitted by rthomas on Wed, 12/20/2017 - 09:54
The Center is pleased to announce the publication of its Fall/Winter 2009 issue of The Business of Government magazine. This issue focuses on a range of public management issues facing us today. Whether it’s the federal government’s response to the recent financial crisis, the H1N1 flu, or its movement towards greater transparency and accountability, we’ve gathered thoughtful perspectives from some of the leading practitioners and academics in the field.
Submitted by rthomas on Wed, 12/20/2017 - 09:50
The rumors continue about the impending release of the Obama Administration’s implementation directives for greater transparency, citizen participation, and collaboration. But thanks to the power of Twitter, I’ve learned that both the United Kingdom and Australia have released reports that begin to detail their approaches to greater citizen participation. These reports may serve as useful reference points when the Obama directive is released!