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NYSS Open Gov West



My keynote presentation to Open Gov West in Seattle in March 2010.

My keynote presentation to Open Gov West in Seattle in March 2010.



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NYSS  Open Gov West NYSS Open Gov West Presentation Transcript

  • Transparent * Participatory Government in NY State Andrew Hoppin CIO, NY State Senate
  • Challenge at NYS Senate in 2009: Government 1.965, not Government 2.00x
  • News “Clips” ($1.5MM/year) http://flickr.com/photos/rocketqueen/1573565705/
  • Constituent Relationship Management (CRM) http://flickr.com/photos/rocketqueen/1573565705/
  • Senate.State.NY.US http://flickr.com/photos/rocketqueen/1573565705/
  • NYSenateCIO Mission • 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.
  • Project Checklist Does the project increase Transparency, Efficiency, and/or Participation?
  • 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)
  • Transparency
  • NYSenate.gov http://flickr.com/photos/rocketqueen/1573565705/
  • Microsites for Senators http://flickr.com/photos/rocketqueen/1573565705/
  • Microsites for Committees http://flickr.com/photos/rocketqueen/1573565705/
  • Calendars
  • Live Events
  • Open Administrative Data
  • Open Legislative Data
  • Open Legislative Data
  • Participation
  • Public Comment http://flickr.com/photos/rocketqueen/1573565705/
  • Ideas Crowdsourcing http://flickr.com/photos/rocketqueen/1573565705/
  • Social Bookmarking http://flickr.com/photos/rocketqueen/1573565705/
  • …Content to the Cloud http://flickr.com/photos/rocketqueen/1573565705/
  • Social Web Adoption http://flickr.com/photos/rocketqueen/1573565705/
  • Social Web Use http://flickr.com/photos/rocketqueen/1573565705/
  • Intuitive, Accessible Data http://flickr.com/photos/rocketqueen/1573565705/
  • Efficiency
  • New CRM http://flickr.com/photos/rocketqueen/1573565705/
  • News 2.0
  • Hosting 2.0 http://flickr.com/photos/rocketqueen/1573565705/
  • Hardware 2.0 http://flickr.com/photos/rocketqueen/1573565705/
  • 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 • 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
  • How-To
  • Blend New Talent with Legacy Talent http://flickr.com/photos/rocketqueen/1573565705/
  • Publicly Set Aggressive Goals
  • Establish Prerequisite Policies
  • 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.
  • Adopt Entrepreneurial Best Practices: Quick Inexpensive Project Management http://flickr.com/photos/rocketqueen/1573565705/
  • …Open APIs, Open Standards http://flickr.com/photos/rocketqueen/1573565705/
  • …Open-Source (Code) http://flickr.com/photos/rocketqueen/1573565705/
  • …Open Community http://flickr.com/photos/rocketqueen/1573565705/
  • Followup @ahoppin @NYSenateCIO NYSenate.gov/department/cio http://github.com/nysenatecio Hoppin@Senate.State.NY.US Ciodesk@Senate.State.NY.US