GovLaunch – Updates to OpenGov Scorecard

Did people see the White House updated its Open Gov Scorecard? I like the concept and it’s a good way to get started. Next step is really digging in – for example, not just who checked the public consultation scorecard but who is doing it well..

Thoughts?
See at http://www.whitehouse.gov/open/around and below

To review summaries of selected open government flagship initiatives that Federal departments and agencies are undertaking to make government more transparent, participatory and collaborative, take a look at our fact sheet. Theoriginal scorecard for the Open Government Dashboard is also available.


High Value Data

Meets Expectations: Registered 3 High-Value Data Sets
Progress toward Expectations: Registered at least one high-value data set
Fails to Meet Expectations: No progress

Data Integrity

Meets Expectations: Assigned high-level senior official
Progress toward Expectations: Assigned non-senior official
Fails to Meet Expectations: No progress

Open Webpage

Meets Expectations: Launched webpage with all required elements
Progress toward Expectations: Launched webpage with some required elements
Fails to Meet Expectations: No progress

Public Consultation

Meets Expectations: Webpage includes mechanism for public feedback
Progress toward Expectations: Announced opportunities for public feedback
Fails to Meet Expectations: No progress

Overall Plan

Assessments are based on a checklist of 30 criteria drawn directly from the text of the Open Government Directive. “Green” denotes fulfilling all of the requirements and “yellow” for those missing even one item on the evaluationchecklist.

Formulating the Plan

This component addresses whether the Plan was crafted with interdisciplinary collaboration and public participation. Green denotes fulfilling all the requirements of Questions 1-4 of the evaluation checklist. Yellow denotes fulfilling some.

Transparency

This component addresses whether the Plan fulfills the requirements for opening the doors and data of the agency. Green denotes fulfilling all the requirements of Questions 5-16 of the evaluation checklist. Yellow denotes fulfilling some.

Participation

This component addresses whether the Plan fulfills the requirements for improving public participation in agency policymaking. Green denotes fulfilling all the requirements of Questions 17-19 of the evaluation checklist. Yellow denotes fulfilling some.

Collaboration

This component addresses whether the Plan fulfills the requirements for cooperation within the department, across agencies and levels of government, and with the private sector . Green denotes fulfilling all the requirements of Questions 20-24 of the evaluation checklist. Yellow denotes fulfilling some.

Flagship

This component addresses whether the Plan fulfills describing at least one specific and ambitious open government project. Green denotes fulfilling all the requirements of Questions 25-30 of the evaluation checklist. Yellow denotes fulfilling some.

Awesome.

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Profile Photo Bill Brantley

A nice addition to this would be a 360-Degree Review in which the citizens, the agency employees, and the people who worked on the projects also view the efforts.

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Profile Photo Steve Ressler

That’s a good point Bill. Would especially be good to get a review from people working on projects – what’s working, what’s not, what’s biggest hurdles, etc

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Profile Photo Jenn Gustetic

Great idea Bill!

There are a few levels of reporting granularity here: program, project and task.

That’s in addition to the mutiple audiences that could have something to say about the “status” of each of those reporting levels.

Might be interesting also to post alongside the dashboard the ratings from the outside groups.

I have my issues with how that audit was performed, but it is the only other comprehensive review that I know of that exists.

https://sites.google.com/site/opengovtplans/home/about-this-project/audit-results-updated

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