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Posts about open government, mostly at the federal level.

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)

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)

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