Citizen participation


Citizen participation

Making Sense of Open Gov Dialogues

Wednesday, February 10th, 2010 - 18:24
Two dozen federal agencies are running on-line dialogues between now and March 19th to gather insights on what citizens would like to seen them include in their OMB-required Open Government Plans.  These first-ever open dialogues are an important symbolic step toward better engaging citizens in their government.  But in the end, how will agencies make

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