The United States General Services Administration (GSA) and the White
House Open Government Initiative are soliciting your feedback on a
concept for next generation citizen consultation, namely a
government-wide software tool and process to elicit expert public
participation (working title “ExpertNet”). ExpertNet could:
- Enable government officials to circulate notice of opportunities to participate in public consultations to members of the public with expertise on a topic.
- Provide those volunteer experts with a mechanism to provide useful, relevant, and manageable feedback back to government officials.
The proposed concept is intended to be complementary to two of the ways
the Federal government currently obtains expertise to inform
decision-making, namely by convening Federal Advisory Committees and
announcing public comment opportunities in the Federal Register.