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    Open Government overview (Gov 2.0) Open Government overview (Gov 2.0) Presentation Transcript

    • July 2010 Jason Darrah, Communications Ashley Casovan, Information Technology Open Government New community opportunities through online technology
    • Outline
      • Big Picture – Open Gov
      • Components (cases, CoE, future, Q&A):
        • Transparency
        • Collaboration
        • Participation
      • Open Data – convergence of opportunities & Apps contest
      • Open discussion – opportunities / challenges
    • Open Government
      • We’re focusing on how technologies are enabling new opportunities
      • Sometimes known as Gov 2.0
        • Parallel to new user-driven nature of Web 2.0
        • Some resist term “Gov 2.0” because they don’t want concept only perceived as for technologists
        • Complements more citizen-involvement in government, regardless of technology
    • Open Government in 3 Parts
      • Initiatives in all parts exist without technology
      • Technology and Internet increases potential
      • Each has benefits and challenges for government
      • Areas overlap
      • One part not needed for other parts
      • But something in one part helps potential of another part
      Collaboration Participation Transparency
      • Communications has role in each part
    • Open government
      • Means different things to different groups…
      • Democracy advocates seek more input in decisions
      • Government critics seek transparency to keep elected officials honest and bureaucracy open
      • Citizen advocates seek info about them, for them
      • Entrepreneurs seek data to build tools that support consumers with useful info/data
      • Academics seek information about populations for policy development…
    • Part 1: Transparency
      • Overview
      • Cases
      • CoE
      • Future
      • Openness about government business and decisions
      • Keeps gov’t honest
      • info about services  info as a service
      • info helps better discussion, input, advice, decisions
      • Access to government data (vs. info)
      • Shift “need to know” to “need to share”
      Transparency
      • There is an inverse relationship between control and trust
      • All strategies relating to web interactions should consider the relationship -building potential
    • Part 2: Collaboration
      • Overview
      • Cases
      • CoE
      • Future
      • Between orders of gov’t or jurisdictions (regional coordination)
      • Between agencies (school/city)
      Collaboration
      • Government as platform (vs vending machine)
      • Citizens’ DIY Gov’t
    • Benefits
      • Communicate to many rather than 1x1
      • Collaboration as lines of communication grow exponentially with size of group (internal and external)
    • Part 3: Participation
      • Overview
      • Cases
      • CoE
      • Future
      • New tools enable participation
      • Online consultation
      • Spectrum of engagement
      • Input in operations
      • Input in policy or decisions
      Participation
    • Public Input Public Involvement Public Information Community Development Public Engagement
    • Go where your target is Communicate to audiences where they want to interact Jobs? Get others in an online community to answer questions for us
    • Applying “long tail" to public policy
      • Networked markets are more trustworthy than info from a single source
      • Networked consumers know more about a product than the company/government knows
      • In development with projects like Open Data Initiative
      http://tinyurl.com/eaveslongtailpolicy
    • Open Data
      • Overview
        • Uses/ benefits
      • Cases
      • Apps Contests
      • CoE
      • Future
      Collaboration Participation Transparency
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    • Where is government going - online?
      • Information and Conversations now
      • Respond to reputation issues
      • Open up data so users can re-package our data for more accessible use – Gov2.0
        • Utility – services
        • Transparency of government
      • Long tail of public policy developing
      • Engagement continuum: now - Forums, surveys for input; Future - Idea Zone 1.0
    • Hierarchy of needs – for Citizens
      • Safety and security
      • Access to essential services
      • Additional civic services
      • Information about services
      • Information as service
      • Responsiveness
      • Transparency, trust and confidence
      • Engagement on Issues
      • Humanizing the government
      Sometimes one objective trumps others based on the tool…
    • Resources
      • Digital Cities- http://www.beyond-2010.com
      • Open 311 initiative- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-QQ7kCjIGE
      • Public=Online campaign- http://publicequalsonline.com/
      • Government as a Platform - http://www.slideshare.net/timoreilly/government-as-platform
      • City of Edmonton Open Data Catalogue - http://data.edmonton.ca/
      • Apps4Edmonton- http://www.edmonton.ca/city_government/open_data/apps4edmonton.aspx
      • Apps for ETS - http://www.edmonton.ca/transportation/ets/apps-for-ets.aspx
      • Apps for Democracy - http://www.appsfordemocracy.org/
      • Code for America - http:// codeforamerica.org /
      • Sunlight Foundation - http:// sunlightfoundation.com /