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
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
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
• 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
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
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
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