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South by Southwest Interactive talk from Future15 session in 2011.

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    Startup.gov: Reworking Government Through Technical Innovation Startup.gov: Reworking Government Through Technical Innovation Presentation Transcript

    • /* STARTUP.gov */ Sarah Granger - @sairy - #sxswgov
    • Components of Innovation
      • New ideas
      • Leadership
      • Creativity
      • Entrepreneurship
      • Problem-solving
    • Obstacles
      • Arcane leadership (or lack of)
      • Fear of change or loss of power; risk aversion
      • Closed doors
      • Limited access to information
      • Sluggish action & response, inefficiency
      • Bureaucracy, layers between leaders & public
    • Startup culture -> stimulating innovation
      • Opportunity & challenge
      • Freedom to explore
      • Flexibility & adaptability
      • Inviting, creative environment
      • Risk tolerance
      • Openness & collaboration
      • Encouragement
    • Inside out
    • Internally driven solutions
        • Open data initiatives: WHOpen Government Initiative, Data.gov
        • Directives & leadership: executive Open Government Directive
      • Sharing: State Dept. Intranet, @statedept
      • Challenge.gov: Apps for Democracy, Apps for Healthy Kids
        • Direct social media engagement: Twitter, blogs, etc.
      • Crowd sourcing policies: citizens, public interest orgs
      • Citywide apps & datasets: Datasf.org, SF311.org, Crimespotting, CivicApps
    • Outside in
    • Externally driven solutions
      • Improved access: Sunlight Foundation’s OpenCongress
      • Enhanced productivity: FixMyStreet in UK
      • Enabling connectivity: OpenMeshProject & #openmesh
      • Online communities: GovLoop, Crisis Mappers
      • Information & education: GovFresh*, techPresident, O’Reilly Radar, Nextgov, #opengov #gov20
      • Events: Transparency Camps, Crisis Camps, Personal Democracy Forum, Gov 2.0 Summit
      • Audio/Video: FedScoop, Gov 2.0 Radio
    • What would Yoda say?
    • Share. Inform. Participate.
      • Encourage exchange of ideas across gov’t
      • Collaborate cross-sector: public to private & vice versa – business, tech, military, NGO, academia
      • Remove road blocks (i.e. using USA API)
      • Advocate for direct government to public engagement
      • Re-educate government employees and staff
      • Be patient: change takes time
    • What’s at stake?
    • Start. Lead. Innovate.
      • Sarah Granger, @sairy
      • Center for Technology, Media & Society, cftms.org
      • & PublicEdge, publicedge.com
      • [email_address]