Posts Tagged: open-government-directive

VIDEO: Open Gov Directive Anniversary Q&A with White House

In case you missed the Open Government Directive One-Year Anniversary LIVE today, here’s the video: What do you think? Was this a helpful 30 minutes or should it have been longer? Did they answer tough questions? Did they answer YOUR questions? Should this kind of live engagement happen more often? Sound off below. Favorite

Government by Collaboration

The Intergovernmental Solutions Newsletter on Government by Collaboration is now available. This edition presents the views of 22 IT leaders of nations, states, federal agencies, and municipalities and thought leaders who are working to ensure openness in Government. Government by Collaboration is the third newsletter in a series highlighting each of the three areas inRead… Read more »

EPA Open Government Plan is Published

EPA has posted the EPA Open Government Plan at several locations and in different formats. Additionally, we have started an Open Government Forum and an Open Government Timeline showing EPA’s history of innovations in public outreach, and milestones for the current Open Government process. EPA Open Government Page – EPA Open Government Forum –Read… Read more »

A brief look at open government, UK style

I recently exchanged thoughts with Tom Stannard, the Director of Policy and Communications for the Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council. While the US is clearly pushing forward with its version of Open Government, leveraging social media, the UK is as well. What follows is my e-mail based conversation with Tom. Q. Thank you for theRead… Read more »

Don’t Forget Your Mission (or your /mission)

I’m a big fan of the Open Government Directive that recently came out of the Obama Administration. I’ve spent the past 10 years of my life trying to help government improve transparency, participation, and collaboration, and this Directive speaks to what I care about and what my company, GovDelivery, has been trying to facilitate. We’reRead… Read more »

Key Areas to Consider in Open Government Strategy and Planning

The release of the Open Government Directive on December 8, 2009 has prompted many Agencies to wrestle with what a comprehensive Open Government Plan for their Agency would look like. According to the Directive, Open Government Plans are due for each Agency in 120 days. (The Sunlight foundation provides a good high level summary ofRead… Read more »

Key Benefits and Challenges of the OpenGov Directive

I used to be a journalist, and it was an incredible experience. However, I eventually got tired of being on the outside. I could call attention to government issues as an “objective” observer, but I wanted to affect positive change. My ultimate goal was to help bridge the gaps between government organizations and the peopleRead… Read more »