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Posts about open government, mostly at the federal level.

Public Input Sought on How to Bring Broadband to All Americans

I received this announcement today from both Beth Noveck and Greg Nelson…  Please share widely! Kudos to the FCC for finding innovative ways to engage the public in an on-going dialogue about a National Broadband Plan to bring broadband to all Americans.  I attended this morning’s opening workshop – the first of more than 20 such workshops at the FCC.  If you weren’t there live, you could have watched it on the web or participated in Second Life.  And if you missed it, you can […] (continue)

Strengthening Our Nation’s Democracy 2 – Day Three

Sandy Heierbacher, NCDD’s director, is in Washington DC this week attending 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.   Sandy will be sharing her notes via Facebook and Twitter throughout the event and we will be collecting them here along with any comments we receive. 10:06 am –  We’re about to get into groups to work on 7 areas of convergence from yesterday’s activities. I’ll post about each, and love […] (continue)

Strengthening Our Nation’s Democracy 2 – Day Two

Sandy Heierbacher, NCDD’s director, is in Washington DC this week attending 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.   Sandy will be sharing her notes via Facebook and Twitter throughout the event and we will be collecting them here along with any comments we receive. 9:19 am –  Regarding the meeting you are at: I would propose a shift from thinking about the action starting in Washington […] (continue)

Strengthening Our Nation’s Democracy 2 – Day One

Sandy Heierbacher, NCDD’s director, is in Washington DC this week attending 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.   Sandy will be sharing her notes via Facebook and Twitter throughout the event and we will be collecting them here along with any comments we receive. 6:43 pm –  Opening speakers at SOND2 (Carolyn Lukensmeyer, Miles Rappaport, Martha McCoy) all pointing out that this is a time of […] (continue)

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)

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