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OGD - Jeff Walpole


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OGD - Jeff Walpole

  1. 1. Developing /open Agency Sites Using Open Source Drupal for the Open Government Directive Prepared & Presented by Jeff Walpole, CEO
  2. 2. Why Use Open Source for OGD? About Phase2 Technology <ul><li>Open Data + Open Source ≠ Open Government, but… </li></ul><ul><li>Open Data + Open Source ≠ Open Government, but… </li></ul><ul><li>Open Data + Open Source = a great starting point </li></ul><ul><li>Consider: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cost </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Openess </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Time to Deliver </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Community </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Tech Requirements of OGD About Phase2 Technology <ul><li>Every government agency will be required to create a presence at that includes many things, but the big things that matter now are: </li></ul><ul><li>Use of “modern technology” / best practices </li></ul><ul><li>Open data sets (at least 3 meaningful data sets to start) </li></ul><ul><li>Published Open Government Plan </li></ul><ul><li>FOIA Plan and Information </li></ul><ul><li>Mechanisms for public feedback and input </li></ul><ul><li>Downloadable/machine readable copies of virtually everything you can (make your point loud and clear) </li></ul>
  4. 5. OGD = opportunity ≠ burden 8 Elements of Open Data <ul><li>/open is a place to serve the public not the agency. </li></ul><ul><li>/open is a place to demonstrate government can follow good practices for web 2.0 collaboration and sharing </li></ul><ul><li>/open is an aggregation point for citizens to look for certain information - some of it can exist elsewhere (e.g. FOIA site/section or – that is okay! </li></ul><ul><li>/open pages should be pro-active. If they dont make you share it yet, they will so set the stage early. </li></ul><ul><li>/open should be preparing your agency to be &quot;scored&quot; - lots of people, not least the administration will do this. </li></ul><ul><li>/open should be preparing your agency to serve data in more forward looking ways (APIs, Fed dashboard integration, etc.) </li></ul>
  5. 6. Open Government Data Principles 8 Elements of Open Data 5. Machine processable : Data is reasonably structured to allow automated processing. 6. Non-discriminatory : Data is available to anyone, with no requirement of registration. 7. Non-proprietary : Data is available in a format over which no entity has exclusive control. 8. License-free : Data is not subject to any copyright, patent, trademark or trade secret regulation. Reasonable privacy, security and privilege restrictions may be allowed. Compliance must be reviewable. 1. Complete : All public data is made available. Public data is data that is not subject to valid privacy, security or privilege limitations. 2. Primary : Data is as collected at the source, with the highest possible level of granularity, not in aggregate or modified forms. 3. Timely : Data is made available as quickly as necessary to preserve the value of the data. 4. Accessible : Data is available to the widest range of users for the widest range of purposes. Source: Open Government Working Group Meeting in Sebastopol, CA, October 22, 2007
  6. 7. Straightforward Steps to Publish Government Data <ul><li>Step 1: Publish well structured raw data </li></ul><ul><li>Step 2: Create an online catalog of the raw data (complete with documentation) so people can discover what has been posted. </li></ul><ul><li>Step 3: Make the data both human- and machine-readable </li></ul>8 Elements of Open Data Source: Publishing Open Government Data W3C Working Draft 8 September 2009
  7. 8. /Open: behind the scenes 8 Elements of Open Data <ul><li>Government agencies have unique specific challenges that must be carefully managed and addressed before data can get onto the web including : </li></ul><ul><li>Security </li></ul><ul><li>Privacy </li></ul><ul><li>FOIA </li></ul><ul><li>Records management </li></ul><ul><li>Accessibility (Section 508) </li></ul><ul><li>Accuracy </li></ul><ul><li>Various Regulations (PRA, etc.) </li></ul>
  8. 9. OGD & FOIA 8 Elements of Open Data <ul><li>They want: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Your process </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Your plan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Your contacts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Your stats (extra credit) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>They do not ask for another site, existing resources can be pulled under the /open umbrella </li></ul><ul><li>The Directive also asks for similar information about how your comply with congressional requests </li></ul>
  9. 10. Open Government Data Stack 8 Elements of Open Data
  10. 11. So How Do You Get Started? 8 Elements of Open Data
  11. 12. /Open Concept Site 8 Elements of Open Data <ul><li>/open is an open source technology concept we designed to prepare a simple approach to open government data and communications through a templated installation of Drupal. </li></ul><ul><li>How it is being developed? From our work with related open government efforts, we’ve developed a framework and process for implementing sites that are compliant and forward-thinking about OGD. </li></ul><ul><li>Why? Because open technology can only be used to accomplish OGD goals if it’s done correctly, responsibly, and with minimal burden on agencies. </li></ul><ul><li>Who will use it? Government agency technology reps required to comply with the OGD. </li></ul><ul><li>To accomplish what? Immediate help with compliance, but also proactive commitment to open government shared through open technology </li></ul>
  12. 13. Why Our /open Concept Helps The Big Picture – What We Use <ul><li>Using proprietary, closed software in your efforts to show how &quot;open&quot; your government agency is just doesn't make sense. Now, we need a solution that is… </li></ul><ul><li>Ready to go to get you compliant on time with a templated approach to not missing key elements of the OGD </li></ul><ul><li>Implements site requirements using best practices, not quick fixes </li></ul><ul><li>Sets the right path to promote open government for future work, updates, data sets, collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Makes it easy to update, change, publish, follow (RSS) </li></ul><ul><li>Provides a collaborative environment for citizen participation </li></ul><ul><li>Built/managed on a sensible infrastructure  </li></ul>
  13. 14. What does /open look like? wireframes
  14. 20. Contact Information Web: Blog: LinkedIn: Jeff.Walpole Twitter: rockstarin86 [email_address]