Even though there currently isn’t a budget for the Open Government Directive, I believe there is greater potential this time than with GPRA and eGov. There have always been advocates for these types of initiatives sprinkled throughout government, but this time they are able to find each other online much easier (through GovLoop for example).
The sharing of best practices through the GSA’s upcoming citizen engagement platform and through the OpenGov Playbook are also key enablers that allow individuals to have a much greater impact on their organization from the inside, because they are equipped with great ideas from others in different agencies.
We developed the Playbook and the Open Government Directive Workshop Series with that in mind. Time will tell whether there are enough open government advocates to achieve critical mass for meaningful change.