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Posts about open government, mostly at the federal level.

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)

Report on Brainstorming Phase Mentions NCDD and Lists PEP Principles!

The 13-page NAPA (National Academy of Public Administration) report to Beth Noveck on phase 1 of the Open Government Dialogue is available, and I am excited to say that the Core Principles for Public Engagement we all worked so hard to construct earlier this year were listed in the report in full! As you probably know, the Open Government dialogue feeds into the Open Government Directive that President Obama called for in his Memo on Transparency and Open Government, which he issued on his first […] (continue)

A Few More…

If things go as planned, tomorrow will be the last day of the “brainstorming” phase of the Open Government Dialogue, so please vote asap for the ideas you agree with!  Here are a few more posts submitted by NCDDers… Update Administrative Law to Authorize and Encourage Public Deliberation (Lisa Blomgren Bingham) – http://opengov.ideascale.com/akira/dtd/3605-4049 We need to revise the U.S. Code and Administrative Procedure Act to empower agencies to make greater use of collaborative governance, including dialogue, deliberation, and deliberative democracy, and also to collaborate with […] (continue)

More Great Posts by NCDDers on Open Gov't Dialogue

More great posts by NCDDers!  If you like these ideas, please support them by voting for them on the Open Government Dialogue site John Spady of the Forum Foundation has a post up on the Open Government Dialogue site titled “A Citizen Councilor Network: scaleable, manageable, measurable” at http://opengov.ideascale.com/akira/dtd/2895-4049. John Kelly has also added a post titled “Evoke the Wisdom of Crowds by Co-Creating Compelling Alternative Visions of the Future” at http://opengov.ideascale.com/akira/dtd/3279-4049. Also, Stephen Buckley added four posts; I’ll list them with the short descriptions […] (continue)

A Few More Posts by NCDDers at the Open Gov't Dialogue

1.  Use Randomly Selected Citizen Deliberative Councils to tap the collective wisdom of We the People (Tom Atlee) – http://opengov.ideascale.com/akira/dtd/2971-4049 2.  Community Weaving America (Cheryl Honey) – http://opengov.ideascale.com/akira/dtd/2893-4049 3.  American Idol format to vote on appropriate issues (John Anderson) – http://opengov.ideascale.com/akira/dtd/2894-4049 (continue)

NCDD Members’ Contributions to the Open Gov’t Dialogue

Here are direct links to the NCDD contributions I know of (so far) to the White House’s Open Government Dialogue at http://opengov.ideascale.com. Let’s support each other’s ideas by taking care to “vote up” the posts you agree with that have been submitted by members of our community!  I’ll keep adding new links to NCDDers’ posts to the blog, so please email them to me. Ask Federal Agencies to Adopt the Core Principles for Public Engagement (Sandy Heierbacher) – http://opengov.ideascale.com/akira/dtd/2510-4049 Utilize the NCDD network for facilitators, […] (continue)

Notes from May 21st Call with White House Open Gov't Officials

Here are my notes from the conference call with White House officials that was held on May 21st, 2009 (the day after the official launch of the Open Government dialogue)… I received an email from Greg Nelson, Associate Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement, on May 21st inviting me to a conference call later that day with “senior White House officials… to discuss the launch of the White House open government initiative and the start of online public engagement on the open […] (continue)

Vote for the PEP Principles on the Open Gov't Dialogue site!

I’ll post more tomorrow for those not on the NCDD listserv. For now, just wanted to share that I’ve added a post to the new Open Government Dialogue about the Public Engagement Principles NCDD, IAP2 and others worked so hard to create these past months. Please take a moment to go to http://opengov.ideascale.com/akira/dtd/2510-4049 and give the post a thumbs up if you’re willing! (continue)

Public Input to be Sought on Open Gov't Policy for Federal Agencies

Steven Buckley sent a message about this tonight to the NCDD listserv… According to a notice set to appear in the Federal Register tomorrow, May 21st, the White House is inviting members of the public “to participate in the process of developing recommendations via email or the White House website at www.whitehouse.gov/open offering comments, ideas, and proposals about possible initiatives and about how to increase openness and transparency in government.” Here is the Federal Register notice to appear on May 21, 2009: www.federalregister.gov/OFRUpload/OFRData/2009-12026_PI.pdf Note: The […] (continue)