This is a question that a lot of people ask. I think that the new O’Reilly book “Open Government” that I wrote a chapter for will get at this in a big way. But I’d like to see a completely independent discussion of this that will be great for everyone reading, and also help me solidify some ideas about the program of the Gov 2.0 Expo in May.
I’d like to see answers to What Is Government 2.0? in six categories (which I will seed with some quick initial ideas). This is not about a sentence that describes everything; it is about breaking a complex system into component parts (and then possibly putting it back together in a more meaningful way).
(1) Goals: Transformation to an Open Government
(2) Culture: (a) Transparency (b) Collaboration (c) Participation
(3) Levels: (a) Intragovernmental (b) Intergovernmental (c) Citizens
(4) Technologies: (a) Web 2.0 / social media (b) enterprise (c) cloud (d) procurement (e) data (f) multimedia platforms (g) emerging (h) wikis / mashups / collaborative (i) mobile
(5) Policies: (a) legal (b) privacy (c) cybersecurity (d) digital divide (e) IP (f) equality and access (g) cost (h) continuous beta (i) crowdsourcing & contests
(6) Cabinets: (a) defense & homeland security (b) health & human welfare (c) economics & jobs (d) education & progress
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