Leading government into the land of wikis, blogs and social media isn’t easy….an article by Jill R. Aitoro that recently appeared in the October issue of Government Executive is right on target. In the face of the staggering statistics on the number of people on the web and the incredible potential to “crowd-source” ideas (instead of ahem…”out-sourcing” them to contractors…present company excepted), government is STILL facing the old ways. She says we are caught in the middle, between our Presidential leadership to forward the ideals of Open Government and the skepticism of those in leadership positions who think that an open forum means a loss of control. Her recommendation? Keep the pace slow and steady. Never give up. Try. then Try Again…..then…..try one more time.
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