A Year in Review: Top Ten for Government 2.0 in 2010

Andrea Di Maio writes:

9. U.S. Open Government Plans

Last year I was not hugely complimentary of the Open Government Directive in the US. Although an important step, as it recites, toward greater
transparency, collaboration and participation, it made openness a
rather than a business issue for several agencies.

The main purpose was not to reflect on how openness could be used as a critical tool for agencies to better achieve their mission priorities,
but to make sure that they would comply, by certain dates, with the
obligations of having an open government plan.

Some agencies did very well, some others did less well, some clearly showed how much they were driven by the desire to comply (and excel), despite having quite good ideas, some others were disappointed by the outcomes..

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Stephen Buckley

So, Tim, do you want people to comment here about something that Mario said somewhere else (i.e. on his blog).. or are you trying to get people to go to his blog and comment there?

… and you didn’t say, here, what YOU thought about Mario’s blog-post. So, are you just “re-blogging” him … without adding anything of your own? I’m not trying to give you a hard time; I just want to understand.

Tim Evans

Obviously, by selecting just one of the Top Ten, I indicated a particular interest. Generally, I agree with Andrea’s eval of the Federal Open Government initiative, and the web analytics data for my Agency’s Open Government web pages pretty much sums up the fact that the public is generally not interested, anyway.