Thursday, June 9th, 2011 - 14:16
For over two years, the Obama administration has pursued a
pair of initiatives that have each, in different ways, impacted
the management of government programs: open government
At first glance, these initiatives appear to cover divergent topics, with only technology as a common element. Upon closer review, the advantages that open government creates will only be sustained through appropriately secure and agile information flows within and outside government. Similarly, security in cyberspace can be enhanced by a degree of transparency across all users that is not always adopted among security professionals; the more that non-expert managers and leaders understand the impact of good (or poor) protection, the better they will be able to use cyber assets responsibly. Government managers can leverage “secure transparency” to build strong and lasting programs based on sound use of information resources.