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Posts about open government, mostly at the federal level.

Survey on Open Government Dialogue

A number of organizations in the fields of public engagement and transparency (NCDD, IAP2, the League of Women Voters, AmericaSpeaks, OMB Watch and others) are collaborating to evaluate the 3-phase Open Government Dialogue so many of you participated in recently. Visit www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=eTvTvChVronq9O_2fZwwCbBQ_3d_3d to complete the 25-question survey.  The survey will be live for 2 weeks and if you participated or even just observed the Open Government Dialogue process, your feedback is most welcome! (continue)

"Strengthening Our Nation’s Democracy 2" Begins Tomorrow Night – Watch Facebook for Updates

About 90 people are coming together in DC over the next few days for “Strengthening Our Nation’s Democracy 2” — a working session organized by AmericaSpeaks, Demos, Everyday Democracy and Harvard University’s Ash Institute for Democratic Governance and Innovation. Invited guests come from a broad range of backgrounds, including electoral reform, public deliberation, community problem solving, and collaborative governance, as well as key members of the Obama administration. (Click here for background materials, confirmed participants, meeting agenda, etc.) This will be an opportunity for participants […] (continue)

Can "Open Government" Bridge the Partisan Divide?

Check out the July 20th article by John Geraci in the Huffington Post called The New Axis in Politics, or, What Obama Meant When He Said ‘Change’. Here’s an excerpt… Since the advent of the U.S. government the political field has existed along one axis. Left to right, liberal to conservative — all political action, expression and viewpoint fell somewhere along that single line. Suddenly though there’s a new idea about governance taking root, one that is not inherently liberal or centrist or conservative, and […] (continue)

Beth Noveck to Present about Wiki Gov't on Second Life

Thanks to NCDD organizational member PublicDecisions for the heads-up about this… Beth Noveck talks about Wiki Government in Second Life on Monday, July 20th Please join a Second Life simulcast, from the Markle Foundation, of Beth Simone Noveck, now the deputy Chief Technology Officer at the White House responsible for Open Government, presenting her new book, WIKI GOVERNMENT: How Technology Can Make Government Better, Democracy Stronger, and Citizens More Powerful. The presentation will be followed by a Q&A, in which participants from both Second Life […] (continue)

IJP2 Call for Papers – Special Obama Issue

Here’s an important announcement from NCDD member Steve Pyser, who is the Editor of IAP2’s online journal, the International Journal of Public Participation (IJP2). Call for Papers – International Journal of Public Participation (IJP2) – Special Symposium Issue (January 2010) The International Journal of Public Participation (IJP2) brings together academicians and practitioners interested in a multidisciplinary forum for the exchange of information among researchers, practitioners, decision-makers, and citizens about public participation and its impact around the world.  It has been created with the specific intention […] (continue)

Obama, Public Engagement, and the D&D Community… An (Extraordinary) Half-Year in Review

With the transition to a new presidential administration that focused its campaign on getting people involved in government, 2009 has been a whirlwind year of unprecedented opportunity and possibility for the dialogue and deliberation community and all those working in public engagement.  Below is an outline/timeline of what’s happened so far this year that’s relevant to our community of practice. On his first day in office, U.S. President Barack Obama issued a memorandum to leaders of executive departments and government agencies calling for a new […] (continue)

Phase 3 of Open Gov't Dialogue in Full Swing

Phase 3 of the Obama administration’s groundbreaking Open Government public consultation process (the Drafting Phase) is now in full swing at www.mixedink.com/OpenGov/ and I encourage NCDDers to get involved!  This Drafting Phase invites you to collaborate on creating recommendations for open government policy using a web-based wiki tool.  There’s a video tutorial up at www.vimeo.com/2674991 about how to use the tool. NCDDers Leanne Nurse and Tim Bonnemann both took notes during yesterday’s conference call with White House staff about Phase III, and I’ve consolidated them […] (continue)

Comments Welcome on Open Gov't Posts on Public Participation

The “participation” questions are starting to go up today on the Open Government Initiative blog at http://blog.ostp.gov. The first post that is open to comments has been live since 2:00, and at this point there are only 8 comments posted.  A comment added now will stay at the top of the list, so it’s a good idea to post as soon as possible.  Though the post we’re being asked to comment on is super broad, inviting us to dig deeper into ideas brought up during […] (continue)

Request for YOUR Participation from Robynn Sturm

I received an email today from Greg Nelson, Associate Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement. He forwarded on a message from Robynn Sturm, Assistant Deputy CTO for Open Government, encouraging our networks’ participation in the Discussion phase of the Open Government dialogue that’s going on right now on the OSTP blog at http://blog.ostp.gov/, and giving us a heads up on the soon-to-come posts about citizen participation and civic engagement, which many of you will surely want to participate in if you’re not […] (continue)

Notes from Call with Open Gov't Folks on Phase II

I was invited via email onto a conference call with members of the White House Open Government team today at noon Eastern, to discuss the launch of Phase II of the Open Government Initiative and opportunities to get involved. I wasn’t sure if I’d be able to make the call, so I asked two NCDDers (Tim Bonnemann and Lucas Cioffi) who have been paying close attention to the Open Government dialogue process to participate in the call and take notes. I was able to make […] (continue)