Open Government Links of the Week – July 15, 2011

[CIO] Vivek Kundra’s Tips for Smarter Government

  • “Federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra delivered [these] during testimony before a House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform subcommittee [on Thursday]“

Tips on Improving Government Websites

  • On Tuesday, the White House held a video Q & A about Improving Federal Websites. BUT, there are takeaways and ideas that LOCAL governments and state agencies can gain from this discussion – see the notes below the archived video in the post…

Open Government on a Global Level:

“As part of the Open Government Partnership, Transparency & Accountability Initiative recently published a new report on current best practices and the practical steps for opening government.”

“The Transparency & Accountability Initiative welcomes the launch of Open Government Partnership (OGP), a new multilateral initiative that aims to promote more open and accountable government, with the ultimate goals of empowering citizens, countering corruption, promoting economic efficiencies, harnessing innovation, and improving the delivery of services”

A similar version of this was originally posted at the IT company that I work for’s product blog (Disclosure: the product deals w/ transparency, gov’t, & technology and our company works with government in multiple ways to help them with gov 2.0 and related technologies)

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