Archive for the 'Governance' Category

Obama: Transparency and Open Government, Freedom of Information

Wednesday, January 21st, 2009

These memos are circulating all over the Internet. I would guess they will soon be up on WhiteHouse.Gov.
“Government should be participatory.” I like it. For the many government friends, if you are looking for a source of ideas about how to use technology to operationalize such things, check out my slides and audio from “Great [...]

My One Billion Dollar Economic Stimulus Plan – Online Community Infrastructure Builders

Tuesday, January 13th, 2009

A little birdie told me that Obama’s transition team is looking for “shovel-ready” ideas. Creating jobs, that’s the goal right now. So instead of just concrete bridges, I’ve drawn up a digital bridge building framework to create 30,000 “Community Infrastructure Builder” jobs for about a billion dollars.
While I know some of the people involved in [...]

How I would change Change.Gov, Pew survey on American’s great expectations for Obama online

Tuesday, December 30th, 2008

Every time I try to ramp up to tackle this post, I get struck by another by another, “oh, wow” when I visit Change.Gov. This week they have the Open for Questions experience (being discussed on our Consult@ group) and I just discovered their Seat at the Table option where groups can upload documents to [...]

How would you engage a million people? The UK government wants to know

Tuesday, March 25th, 2008

The UK Ministry of Justice is considering an online engagement component as part of “its desire to hold a national debate on a British Statement of Values as part of the Governance of Britain Green Paper.” They plan a representative “Citizens’ Summit” into which the results of an online engagement(s) would flow.
I was asked by [...]

E-Democracy.Org is hiring, 2007 Accomplishments

Monday, March 3rd, 2008

For the full details on the Issues Forum support contract position, see the E-Democracy.Org blog:
blog.e-democracy.org/posts/143
For some context on why DoWire.Org blog posts are relatively quiet (although some of the the two-way online forums are humming), this post on E-Democracy.Org 2007 accomplishments helps explain where my time has gone other than [...]


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