Open Government is bigger than Gov 2.0.
It's time to unpack the open government directive and the role of Gov 2.0 in the mix. If we don't we are missing the point.
Latest Activity: Jan 2, 2013
Open Government embraces Gov 2.0, but is a bigger concept. So far, Gov 2.0 has focused on technology, data and transparency. All important, exciting and necessary. Open Source, public access, public engagement and organizing data, to get better information and results, are critical elements to our democracy.
However important the Gov 2.0 focus is to us, it doesn't address our need for organizational change, capacity building, public sector innovation, experimentation, leadership, action, new norms and culture, collaboration, the redundancy of funding, and duplication of effort, to name a few core concepts.
Truly actualizing "Open Government" is very hard, public sector innovation is very challenging in an environment not hospitable to change. Innovation is a word easily tossed around. What it means in government, a system resistant to change, is an open question.
We have a lot to learn and think about together. I think it's to our advantage to think big and openly, about all the aspects of the picture, and not limit ourselves to what might seem easier or more obvious.
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