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Citizen participation

The Open Government Dialogue

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010 - 21:02
With little fanfare, the While House announced that 29 agencies launched their Open Government weblinks on schedule (per an OMB directive), on Saturday, February 6th.   Virtually all of them also invited citizens to participate in a dialogue on how they could improve their approaches to transparency, participation, collaboration, and innovation.  These dialogues will be ope

Redefining the Role of Citizen in a Gov 2.0 World

Friday, February 5th, 2010 - 0:15
What does it mean to be a citizen in a Gov 2.0 world?  President Obama’s FY 2011 budget is being dissected for its shift in the size and scope of government.  But several initiatives in the budget, and things happening at the state and local levels, point to subtle -- but significant --shifts in the role of citizens in their government.

Obama's FY 2011 Management Initiatives

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010 - 18:23
Most of the news media focused on the size of the budget and which agencies gained or lost.  However, the budget also included an overview of the Obama Administration’s management initiatives, as well. The overall emphasis of these initiatives is on achieving defined mission-oriented results.  It de-emphasizes (but still addresses) improvements to mission-support functions and the reporting of performance information.

Gov/Web 2.0 Predictions for 2010

Wednesday, January 6th, 2010 - 18:11
This is the time of year for predictions of what is ahead.  Here’s a compilation of various predictions.  Pick those that appeal to you! Federal News Radio: Web 2.0 is Changing Government.  In an interview in late 2009, editor Dorothy Ramienski came to the now-standard conclusion that “Web 2.0 and social networking tools are changing the way the federal government does business.”

Model 4: Performance Governance

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009 - 17:53
(a continuation from the December 23, 2009  blog on “Managing Performance”)

Model 3: Performance Management Framework

Tuesday, December 29th, 2009 - 20:06
(a continuation from the December 23, 2009  blog on “Managing Performance”)

Implementing the Open Gov Directive

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009 - 19:21
President Obama’s Open Government Directive was released a week ago with lots of anticipation and a series of deadlines.  Now agencies are moving quickly to develop their plans.  A series of interesting resources are already popping up to help them:

Open Government: Implementation Guidance

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009 - 18:45
The White House released its long-awaited implementation guidance for President Obama’s Open Government initiative, along with links to ongoing agency initiatives and a “Progress Report to

The Business of Government Magazine - The NEW Fall/Winter 2009 Edition

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009 - 8:46

Citizen Participation: Others Step Out

Monday, December 7th, 2009 - 18:22
The rumors continue about the impending release of the Obama Administration’s implementation directives for greater transparency, citizen participation, and collaboration.  But thanks to the power of Twitter, I’ve learned that both the United Kingdom and Australia have released reports that begin to detail their approaches to greater citizen participation.  These reports may serve as useful reference points when the Obama directive is released!