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NYSenate Open Government Harvard Kennedy School Talk

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Slides for my discussion of the New York State Senate's open government work at the Kennedy School's Shorenstein Center in April 2010.

Slides for my discussion of the New York State Senate's open government work at the Kennedy School's Shorenstein Center in April 2010.

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  • 1. Transparent * Participatory * Efficient Gov 2.0 in New York State Andrew Hoppin CIO, NY State Senate @ahoppin @nysenatecio
  • 2. FY 2009 - Year of Open Government
  • 3. FY 2009 - Year of Open Government
  • 4. FY 2009 - Year of Open Government
  • 5. FY 2009 - Year of Open Government
  • 6. FY 2009 - Year of Open Government
  • 7. An Institution in Need of Transparency
  • 8. Challenge at NYS Senate in 2009: Government 1.965, not Government 2.00x
  • 9. News “Clips” ($1.5MM/year) http://flickr.com/photos/rocketqueen/1573565705/
  • 10. Constituent Relationship Management (CRM) http://flickr.com/photos/rocketqueen/1573565705/
  • 11. Senate.State.NY.US http://flickr.com/photos/rocketqueen/1573565705/
  • 12. NYSenateCIO Mission: Our definition of Gov 2.0 • TRANSPARENCY: create a more transparent legislature, • EFFICIENCY: enable Members to serve constituents in a more effective and efficient manner, at lower cost to taxpayers • PARTICIPATION: provide New Yorkers with the means to take a more participatory role in their State government, Model ʻbest technology practicesʼ for legislative bodies throughout the United States.
  • 13. Project Checklist Does the project increase Transparency, Efficiency, and/or Participation?
  • 14. Priorities: First 6 Months • Launch true Gov 2.0 website • Set policies for code, content, data • Drive social media adoption by Senate staff and constituents --> increase participation, feedback loop • Improve Internal Collaboration Tools (e.g.: wikis, Basecamp) • Radically expand public access to data • Decrease costs (review entire IT stackCloud, F/OSS)
  • 15. Transparent
  • 16. NYSenate.gov http://flickr.com/photos/rocketqueen/1573565705/
  • 17. Microsites for Senators http://flickr.com/photos/rocketqueen/1573565705/
  • 18. Microsites for Committees http://flickr.com/photos/rocketqueen/1573565705/
  • 19. Calendars
  • 20. Live Events
  • 21. Open Administrative Data
  • 22. Open Legislative Data
  • 23. Open Legislative Data
  • 24. Participatory
  • 25. Public Comment http://flickr.com/photos/rocketqueen/1573565705/
  • 26. Ideas Crowdsourcing http://flickr.com/photos/rocketqueen/1573565705/
  • 27. Social Bookmarking http://flickr.com/photos/rocketqueen/1573565705/
  • 28. …Content to the Cloud http://flickr.com/photos/rocketqueen/1573565705/
  • 29. Social Web Adoption http://flickr.com/photos/rocketqueen/1573565705/
  • 30. Social Web Use http://flickr.com/photos/rocketqueen/1573565705/
  • 31. Intuitive, Accessible Data http://flickr.com/photos/rocketqueen/1573565705/
  • 32. Efficient
  • 33. New CRM http://flickr.com/photos/rocketqueen/1573565705/
  • 34. News 2.0
  • 35. Hosting 2.0 http://flickr.com/photos/rocketqueen/1573565705/
  • 36. Hardware 2.0 http://flickr.com/photos/rocketqueen/1573565705/
  • 37. 12 Month Check-Up • All administrative and legislative data open and free • Policies enacted for code, content, and data • 100s of staff trained to manage content • >50% Senators using social media • Growing public participation in government • 1,000s view live webcasts, • Dozens comment on bills, • 100s vote on legislative new ideas • NY Marriage Equality 100,000s, now $100,000s being spent on the issue; in NJ, by contrast, very little attention paid • Third-parties using our data and code --> leverages tax $ • New “social CRM” being deployed • Mainframe shut-down imminent • Less $ spent on IT than ever before
  • 38. How-To
  • 39. Blend New Talent with Legacy Talent http://flickr.com/photos/rocketqueen/1573565705/
  • 40. Publicly Set Aggressive Goals
  • 41. Establish Prerequisite Policies
  • 42. Win Public Support to Win Internal Support “[NY Senate] is taking a critically important step to help restore trust in government. At a time when confidence in government in general has hit bottom, this is an extraordinarily valuable step forward” - Lawrence Lessig, Harvard Law “..clearly setting the place that all other legislative bodies will have to follow. The U.S. Congress ought to be taking some clue” -Ellen Miller, Executive Director, The Sunlight Foundation. “..demonstrates the New York State Senateʼs commitment to a transparent and accessible government” - Dave McClure, U.S. GSA Associate Administrator “With this new system, New York State takes a leadership role in accountability and transparency” - Craig Newmark, founder, Craigslist.org & Craigslist Foundation. “[We] applaud the State Senate for its efforts to further open the legislative process,” Barbara Bartoletti, Legislative Director, League of Women Voters.
  • 43. Adopt Entrepreneurial Best Practices: Quick Inexpensive Project Management http://flickr.com/photos/rocketqueen/1573565705/
  • 44. …Open APIs, Open Standards http://flickr.com/photos/rocketqueen/1573565705/
  • 45. …Open-Source (Code) http://flickr.com/photos/rocketqueen/1573565705/
  • 46. …Open Community http://flickr.com/photos/rocketqueen/1573565705/
  • 47. Me.gov = Direct Democracy? • Today: “eGov” services (e.g.: 311), online town halls, blog comments, idea voting; white House, some Agencies, a few cities, pilot tests; fragmented across platforms • Tomorrow: ubiquitous Local/ State/ Federal / Community 311; single sign-on, portable profiles for access to all government services; online advisory voting on bills, budget line-items, proposed regulatory rules; integrated across Web
  • 48. We.gov = Citizen Bureaucracy? • Today: P2P 311 (e.g.:SeeClickFix), “Apps” Contests using govʼt data • Tomorrow: govʼt as a platform; civil servants as organizers coordinating p2p government services
  • 49. Gov20.gov = Efficient Government • Me.gov & We.gov inherently also enable Gov.gov: better information sharing & collaboration between governments • Local <--> Local • Thematic <--> Thematic (e.g.: Dept of Labor) • State <--> State • Local <--> County <--> State <--> Federal • National <--> National • All other permutations • Better government services, lower cost
  • 50. Followup @ahoppin @NYSenateCIO NYSenate.gov/department/cio http://github.com/nysenatecio Hoppin@Senate.State.NY.US Ciodesk@Senate.State.NY.US