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Transparency Transformation

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A presentation that captures some basic ideas about connecting planning data with spending data, part of my OMB detail in support of the Obama Administration transparency and open Government goals.

A presentation that captures some basic ideas about connecting planning data with spending data, part of my OMB detail in support of the Obama Administration transparency and open Government goals.

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  • 1. Transparency Transformation Proposal to OMB George Thomas GSA Chief Architect Kshemendra Paul OMB Chief Architect
  • 2. Clarion Calls
    • Gov Vision:
      • Open Transparent Government
        • 'Google for Government'
    • Voice of the Citizen:
      • 'Transparency as a Service' (TaaS)
        • Poor data context (not to mention quality/integrity)
        • Unnecessary visibility and exploration constraint
      • Just give us your (our) data!
        • FFATA sources as P2P distribution seeds
  • 3. Embrace
    • Atom – an IETF standard
      • Syndication format, Publishing protocol
        • Basis of Google's Data API, (GoogleDocs)
        • Well established, easy to use
          • Web Oriented (Solution) Architecture
    • For top-down data sources
      • EA/FSAM, CPIC, FISMA, SDLC/EVM (other)
    • Data is then available (and transparent) via;
      • External search engines
      • Gov XMLDB (XPath/XQuery/SPARQL) queries
  • 4. Extend
    • Top-down data source semantics with;
      • Atom.owl
        • Ontology of Atom data
    • Bottom-up FFATA data source semantics with;
      • RDF transformation of individual data sources
      • FFATA.owl
        • Ontology that correlates FFATA data sources
    • Link top-down (M) and bottom-up (B)
      • Ontology that correlates;
        • Atom.owl and FFATA.owl
  • 5. Future
    • Transition Plan
      • Move from free text to machine parse-able to machine interpretable Laws
    • Policy.owl
      • Link changes in legislation to changes in top-down and bottom-up data
        • ala SIOC and FOAF
          • Emphasizing G2B, instead of individuals
    • Social Networking, Social Media
      • Engage public/private/government at any scale
  • 6. Backup
    • Graphic depictions of;
      • Atom XML structure
      • Atom Ontology structure
      • SIOC + FOAF + SKOS
        • Semantically Interlinked Online Communities
        • Friend Of A Friend
        • Simple Knowledge Organizational System
  • 7. Atom.xml SOURCE - http://rollerweblogger.org/downloads/presentations/TriXML2006-BeyondBlogging.pdf
  • 8. Atom.owl SOURCE - http://bblfish.net/work/atom-owl/2006-06-06/AtomOwl.html
  • 9. SIOC.rdfs SOURCE - http://sioc-project.org/node/158