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Understanding the Many Communities within Open Government

Friday, August 5th, 2011 - 10:53
Friday, August 5, 2011 - 10:46
It is tempting to think of the Open Government community as an undifferentiated body.  I know I did until I attended a meeting of Open Government advocates, at which O'Reilly Media Washington correspondent Alex Howard turned an analytical eye on us and theorized that we're actually composed of many different pieces that are each integral to open government. His observation was that there are many constituencies within the broader open government community that often are working on very different problems, or sometimes the same problem from different perspectives.

“Secure Transparency”: Why Cybersecurity is Vital to the Long-Term Success of Open Government

Thursday, June 9th, 2011 - 14:16
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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.

Conversations with Authors: Using Online Tools to Engage – and be Engaged by –The Public

Wednesday, June 1st, 2011 - 11:21
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Mr. Leighninger begins to pull back the veil on how the various online engagement tactics and tools can be used, and when they work best.
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Sat, 12/03/2011
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While all federal agencies have developed “open government plans,” many managers find themselves unfamiliar with what tactics and tools work best, under different scenarios.

Think Globally, Act Locally: Implications of the International Cyberspace Strategy for Federal Leaders and Managers

Thursday, May 19th, 2011 - 9:36
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Thursday, May 19, 2011 - 09:12
On Monday, at an event with the Secretaries of State, Commerce, Homeland Security, the Attorney General, and the Deputy Secretary of Defense, the Obama Administration released its international strategy for cyberspace.  The strategy, described in a post from White House Cyber Coordinator Howard Schmidt, for the first time outlines a number of principles that the US will fol

Using Online Tools to Engage – and be Engaged by –The Public

Monday, May 16th, 2011 - 10:56
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Mr. Leighninger’s report begins to pull back the veil on how the various online engagement tactics and tools can be used, and when they work best.   His report describes common scenarios where public managers may find themselves needing, or using, public input.  He describe a mix of ten different tactics managers may find useful for engaging the public online and highlights over 40 different technologies in use today to support those kinds of engagements.

GAO Outlines National Indicator System

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011 - 8:54
Tuesday, April 12, 2011 - 08:37
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) surveyed the state of the art in developing and using comprehensive indicator systems in its 2004 report, “Informing Our Nation: Improving How to Understand and Assess the USA's Position and Progress.”  That report sparked an initiative by the National Academies of Science, with the support of several non-profit foundations, to explore the feasibility of developing a national indicator system.  This led to the creation of a non-profit, State of the

Conversation with Authors Series with Professors Gwanhoo Lee and Young Hoon Kwak

Monday, February 7th, 2011 - 15:28
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A Conversation on "An Open Government Implementation Model: Moving to Increased Public Engagement"
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Sat, 05/28/2011
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A Conversation on "An Open Government Implementation Model: Moving to Increased Public Engagement."

Study outlines process for surmounting transparency obstacles.

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011 - 12:14
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An Open Government Implementation Model: Moving to Increased Public Engagement

Monday, January 24th, 2011 - 11:45
The release of this report comes on the heels of the first anniversary of the Open Government Directive issued in December 2009. This Directive required all executive departments and agencies to take the following steps toward the goal of creating a more open government:

Inducement Prizes, Contests, and Challenge Awards

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011 - 10:41
Wednesday, January 5, 2011 - 09:36
Why?  Because prizes are effective.  Under the right circumstances, they can be more effective than traditional investments in research and development. Lowery says: “After falling out of favor for decades, such high-publicity, fat-reward contest came into vogue again in the aughts in the wake of the 1996 Ansari X Prize for advances in commercial spaceflight” which Burt Rutan’s SpaceShipOne won in 2004.
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