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OpenGov21: Enabling Collaboration

This group aggregates news and information about the Open Government Directive and the Open Government organization in the White House.

Location: United States
Members: 356
Latest Activity: Mar 20

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Thanks to all for joining the Enabling Collaboration group. The intended focus is to gather information and links and folks for the purpose of discussion and networking with the OMB's MAX Federal Community and the newly formed Open and Innovative Government Community.

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Comment by Henry Brown on March 20, 2014 at 10:30am

one of EFF  contributions Sunshine Week:

Transparency Tip: How to Track Government Projects Like a Defense C...

Over the last year, thousands of pages of sensitive documents outlining the government’s intelligence practices have landed on our desktops.

One set of documents describes the Director of National Intelligence’s goal of funding “dramatic improvements in unconstrained face recognition.” A presentation from the Navy uses examples from Star Trek to explain its electronic warfare program. Other records show the FBI was purchasing mobile phone extraction devices, malware and fiber network-tapping systems. A sign-in list shows the names and contact details of hundreds of cybersecurity contractors who turned up a Department of Homeland Security “Industry Day.” Yet another document, a heavily redacted contract, provides details of U.S. assistance with drone surveillance programs in Burundi, Kenya and Uganda.

But these aren’t top-secret records carefully leaked to journalists. They aren’t classified dossiers pasted haphazardly on the Internet by hacktivists. They weren't even liberated through the Freedom of Information Act. No, these public documents are available to anyone who looks at the U.S. government’s contracting website, In this case “anyone,” is usually just contractors looking to sell goods, services, or research to the government.  But, because the government often makes itself more accessible to businesses than the general public, it’s also a useful tool for watchdogs. Every government program costs money, and whenever money is involved, there’s a paper trail.


Comment by Julia Begley on July 9, 2013 at 2:20pm
Google Apps Collaboration area now open on OMB's MAX
To help encourage info exchange and collaboration for those of us in Google Apps for Government, I've created a collaboration space in the MAX Federal Community 'E-Government Community' with the main page as Google Apps Collaboration and a scripting discussion forum at Google Apps Script Forum.
This grew out of the need within NOAA for a discussion space - which ironically cannot be hosted within NOAA's Google Groups due to technical difficulties for our domain.  The benefit of having this in MAX is that it also allows cross-GAFG domain and outside GAFG participation.
As with any discussion forum or collaboration platform, this is what we make of it.  I hope it proves useful.
Comment by Megan on April 16, 2013 at 8:19am
Comment by Megan on April 7, 2013 at 12:00am

Checking out "Open Government Partnership - Updates" on GovLoop : #ogp #ogpaction

Comment by Megan on March 5, 2013 at 8:27am
Comment by Catherine Upton on February 21, 2013 at 4:55pm

How is learning & technology transforming work?

Elearning! is hosting a study on this important subject. We invite you to share your view with us at:

Your responses will be strictly confidential and tabulated with hundreds of others. Each participant will receive an executive summary upon completion.

Thank you for your participation!

Comment by Bill Brantley on January 3, 2013 at 9:54am

This could be the logical extension/evolution of the Federal Digital Strategy - U.S. FuturICT.

Comment by Steve Cottle on November 9, 2012 at 10:44am

David shares a review of Ontario's open data policy - the good, the bad, and the ugly. Anything to learn from them?:

Comment by Henry Brown on September 29, 2012 at 10:08pm

Have posted a discussion which could be of some interest to some!

Title: How the Internet will Change the Government

Comment by GovLoop on September 26, 2012 at 9:34am

Any suggestions on best way to pass data to outside sources? (for example an agency passing data to state and local govt)


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