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How do we sustain and expand open government across the perturbations of election and budget cycles?

How do we sustain and expand open government across the perturbations of election and budget cycles?

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    • Sustaining Open GovernmentAndrew Hoppin@ahoppin
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    • Is It a Blue Thing?
    • What Are We Seeking?• Government We Trust• Government We Pay Less For• Government That Serves Us Better• Governance We Feel Empowered As Part Of
    • Imperative to ProvideBetter Government… …With Less $
    • Virtual Geography Of OpenGov Social Web Adoption …… Federal Missouri DMV California Health Vermont Transit Indiana House Judiciary State Executive Senate Citizens Environment Civil Servants Education Elected Officials City Businesses County Labor TownInterest Groups http://flickr.com/photos/rocketqueen/1573565705/
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    • NYSenate.govhttp://flickr.com/photos/rocketqueen/1573565705/
    • NYSenate Open Legislation
    • NYSenate Mobilehttp://flickr.com/photos/rocketqueen/1573565705/
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    • Measure Results• 10,000s watching live events• Interaction w/ 100,00s of New Yorkers• 100,000s of YouTube views• 100s of public comments on bills
    • Document Public Support• “They are clearly setting the pace that all other legislative bodies will have to follow. The US Congress ought to be taking some clue from them.” - Sunlight Foundation Executive Director Ellen Miller• Positive Press• “Best of New York” Visionary Award• @NYSenate 1000s of Followers
    • Saved Money• Modernize Antiquated Systems, Terminate Expensive Software Licenses• Open-source platforms & developer tools• Public Cloud hosting• Collaborative Development• Net saving $1MM off ~$8MM budget
    • Created & Published Policies• Senate Rules for Open Data• CC+ Copyright• Privacy Policy• Terms of Participation• Open-Source… tough to reverse
    • Built a Hybrid Team• Didnʼt purge staff who worked under other Party• Recruited a non- government geeks into Govʼt• Non-geek translators on staff• Reached out to staff from the other Party before the 2010 election
    • Socialized Change• Held Unconferences• Participated in State- wide government tech community• Funded developer training
    • NYSenate Sustainability• Iterative, Collaborative Public Process• Neither blue nor red• Part and parcel of IT modernization, streamlining, can yield cost savings• Broad internal & external stakeholder coalition• Knowledge is transferable
    • OpenGov Coalition Now for NYC, NYState• Now promoting openness at City and State (executive branch) level• “OpenNY” Coalition of geeks & good govʼt groups• Academia• Civil Servants
    • Six Pillar Sustainability Stakeholder Coalition• Budget Hawks: opengov <--> ongoing govʼt IT consolidation, streamlining; opengov data --> intra-gov efficiencies• Civil Servant IT Staff: more fun, easier talent recruitment• “GooGoos”: traditional govʼt transparency & civic advocacy organizations• Geeks: entrepreneurs, civic hackers, open-source communities• General Public: more direct access, participation• Electeds: shame, glory, legacy
    • Action Plan• Whichever of the 6 pillars youʼre part of, connect yourself to the others• Create coalitions and shared language that enfranchises all major stakeholder groups in your geography… transparency + government-as-a-platform innovation + IT consolidation and efficiency, etc.• Think & Speak Aspirationally on 10+ Year Timescales: Whatʼs the impact of ubiquitous access to comprehensive mashable information on governance itself? Donʼt let it just be about “can we afford this data portal?”
    • Virtual Geography Of OpenGov Social Web Adoption …… Federal Missouri DMV California Health Vermont Transit Indiana House Judiciary State Executive Senate Citizens Environment Civil Servants Education Elected Officials City Businesses County Labor TownInterest Groups http://flickr.com/photos/rocketqueen/1573565705/
    • andrew@nuams.co @ahoppin globehoppin.com