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My talk to the Senate System Administration Association. How to think about government as a platform.

My talk to the Senate System Administration Association. How to think about government as a platform.

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  • 1. Government 2.0 Tim O’Reilly O’Reilly Media, Inc. www.oreilly.com Senate System Administrators February 24, 2009 Monday, March 9, 2009
  • 2. How many of you have O’Reilly books? Monday, March 9, 2009
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  • 4. What might that entail? Monday, March 9, 2009
  • 5. A vision of technology in government quot;We need to connect citizens with each other to engage them more fully and directly in solving the problems that face us. We must use all available technologies and methods to open up the federal government, creating a new level of transparency to change the way business is conducted in Washington and giving Americans the chance to participate in government deliberations and decision-making in ways that were not possible only a few years ago.quot; – From Barack Obama's campaign platform on technology Monday, March 9, 2009
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  • 7. Google, Walmart & mybarackobama.com - Obama’s Monday, March 9, 2009
  • 8. how good collective sensor data is getting - flickr geotagged photos 8 Monday, March 9, 2009
  • 9. Instedd Monday, March 9, 2009
  • 10. Global Virus Forecasting Initiative Monday, March 9, 2009
  • 11. The smart phone plus local search. Today pizza, tomorrow news? Monday, March 9, 2009
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  • 15. Stimuluswatch.org Monday, March 9, 2009
  • 16. The power of transparency •Open source: “Many eyes make all bugs shallow” •Gov 2.0: “Many eyes make all pork visible” Monday, March 9, 2009
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  • 18. Rapid Application Development $whois stimuluswatch.org ... Domain ID:D155066373-LROR Domain Name:STIMULUSWATCH.ORG Created On:09-Jan-2009 22:00:26 UTC Last Updated On:28-Jan-2009 23:33:43 UTC Expiration Date:09-Jan-2010 22:00:26 UTC 18 Monday, March 9, 2009
  • 19. What are the technical and social factors making it harder to do this inside government? •Security requirements? •Technology mandates? •Limited list of approved vendors? •Institutional resistance? •Antiquated infrastructure? •Laws that no longer make sense? Monday, March 9, 2009
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  • 21. http://www.globalnerdy.com/2008/12/30/the-air-forces-rules-of-engagement-for-blogging/ 21 Monday, March 9, 2009
  • 22. A new model of private/public partnership? Monday, March 9, 2009
  • 23. USAspending.gov 23 Monday, March 9, 2009
  • 24. 24 Monday, March 9, 2009
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  • 26. Virtual Alabama 26 Monday, March 9, 2009
  • 27. Outside-in innovation 27 Monday, March 9, 2009
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  • 34. Moving from government web sites to government web services 34 Monday, March 9, 2009
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  • 36. Now let’s take this to APIs. Google Maps king of the hill, per Monday, March 9, 2009
  • 37. housingmaps.com - the very first Google maps mashup •It was a “hack.” Google learned from it, quickly, and turned it into a supported feature Monday, March 9, 2009
  • 38. Apple brings geotagging to iPhoto via Gmaps Monday, March 9, 2009
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  • 40. Google maps as a model •Mashups were invented by users - the API came later to support them •It’s open •It’s two-way: innovations outside Google can be brought onto Google Monday, March 9, 2009
  • 41. If you’re really building a platform, your customers and partners build new features before you do Monday, March 9, 2009
  • 42. Twitter hashtags and news - both hashtags and the real time search Monday, March 9, 2009
  • 43. What would the equivalent platform for government data innovation be? Monday, March 9, 2009
  • 44. What would the equivalent platform for government data innovation be? •Government data and web services •Private sector innovation in consumer-facing services Monday, March 9, 2009
  • 45. • To bring the innovators and pioneers in this space together to compare and contrast tools, best practices, and ideas • To create a community of Gov2 leaders who can push change forward and outward year-round • To highlight the importance of Web 2.0 technologies in governance and transparency • To help technology professionals within the government leverage the Web as a platform • To better connect the technology-political eco-system • To demonstrate that disruption and agility can be beneficial for our political system • To provide a platform for vendors to lay out their vision and demonstrate leadership 45 Monday, March 9, 2009
  • 46. Just some of the many technologies we need to bring to bear Rapid application development Collaboration and crowdsourcing New rules for social media engagement Communication with constituents Security & Privacy in the world of government transparency Database driven web services - quot;bulk dataquot; and mashups Cloud computing Interoperability Open source software Open data Citizen journalism Aggregating and learning from data 46 Monday, March 9, 2009
  • 47. It’s Time to Reinvent Government •My goal: –Bring the best of technology to Washington –Imbue technologists and entrepreneurs with a spirit of public service –Highlight the great work that’s already begun Monday, March 9, 2009