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Posts about open government, mostly at the federal level.

Obama's Office of Public Liaison to Foster Gov't-Citizen Collaboration

I know we’re all wondering if, how and when the new Obama administration will address the need for meaningful, quality public engagement.  Here’s a noteworthy piece of news from a November 14th New York Times article… “Nearly two decades ago, Valerie Jarrett hired a young lawyer named Michelle Obama for a job at City Hall in Chicago. Now President-elect Barack Obama is hiring Ms. Jarrett for a senior role in the White House. Ms. Jarrett’s role and title are threefold: White House senior adviser and […] (continue)

Obama Tech Plan Aims for Connected Democracy

NCDD member Beth Noveck wrote to us recently about the Obama Technology Plan, announced in mid November. In addition to taking a stand on such issues as net neutrality, media cross-ownership and patent reform, the plan contains an extensive proposal to create a “transparent and connected democracy” and includes a commitment to establish “pilot programs to open up government decision-making and involve the public in the work of agencies, not simply by soliciting opinions, but by tapping into the vast and distributed expertise of the […] (continue)

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