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Open Gov 2.0 Vertical News Environment. GovLoop - Social Network for Government. GovTwit - the Government Social Media Directory. eGovernment Resource Centre. Because government information needs to be free. GovFresh - Gov 2.0, open government news, guides, TV, tech, people. Open Government Initiative.

Open Data Policy Guidance to better manage Federal information as an asset to make it more open, accessible, and usable by the public.

Open Government Initiative

Executive Order on Making Open and Machine Readable the New Default for Government Information The President’s Executive Order on making Federal Government information more open and accessible to promote economic growth and government efficiency. National Action Plan for the United States of America These Open Government efforts are now entering a new phase, as we collaborate with other countries in the global Open Government Partnership. Informing Consumers through Smart Disclosure. 8 Principles of Open Government Data. [To The Wiki >>] Request for Comments December 7-8, 2007—This weekend, 30 open government advocates gathered to develop a set of principles of open government data.

8 Principles of Open Government Data

The meeting, held in Sebastopol, California, was designed to develop a more robust understanding of why open government data is essential to democracy. The Internet is the public space of the modern world, and through it governments now have the opportunity to better understand the needs of their citizens and citizens may participate more fully in their government. A timeline of open government data. By Tim Davies on June 9, 2010 I’ve been working on the literature review section of my dissertation write up in the last week or so – and as part of that I started putting together a time-line of events that I thought were important in the development of current open government data initiatives in the UK.

A timeline of open government data

You can see version 0.1 of such a timeline below. Click for the full size version. The events included are those that seemed to me to be most relevant in accounting for how we got here – trying to capture both government activities and activities from the wider community of open data advocates / users – and looking at how events in Europe and the USA impacted upon UK policy and practice. The list of events is by no means exhaustive, and I’m aware it’s fairly light right now on European context (particularly later in the timeline… e.g. th PSI Directive has had influence from 2005 onwards, but not sure what events would capture that?)

Opengov_transparency_shortform.jpeg (Image JPEG, 1107x1808 pixels) Memorandum. Open Government Working Group Tim O'Reilly of O'Reilly Media and Carl Malamud of Public.Resource.Org—with sponsorship from the Sunlight Foundation, Google, and Yahoo—will be hosting a meeting of 30 people interested in open government in Sebastopol, CA on December 7-8, 2007.


While the first meeting is invitation-only because of space and other logistical constraints, our hope is this meeting leads to a series of open activities in 2008 and beyond. With 3 sponsors, we are able to commit to a follow-on meeting in the spring, location, date, and agenda to be determined after we hear from the attendees at the first meeting. Universal democracy // Suffrage universel. World Citizen... 12 Futuristic Forms of Government That Could One Day Rule the World.

Wisdom 2.0 Conference - Living with awareness, wisdom, and compassion - Home. The WorldShift-20 Declaration. Institute for Global Ethics: Promoting Ethical Action in a Global Context. Web of Change. Modernizing government, egov, and government 2.0. Declassified Government Documents. Declassified Government Documents About Declassified Documents | Security Classification | Guides | FOIA Information | Collections at UC Berkeley | Internet Collections and Indexes | Presidential Libraries About Declassified Documents Documents may be classified for many reasons - issues of national security or privacy.

Declassified Government Documents

A popular misconception is that when a document is declassified, it is somehow systematically made available to the public, for example, distributed to depository libraries. This is most often not the case. A highly-publicized document is published as a part of an investigation. As there are no clear patterns of publication for most declassified documents, it falls to the researcher interested in a document that is declassified to research which agency created the document, who may have researched the document originally, and where it might be now.

Security Classification The government has had many reviews of security classification. Guides Watson, Cynthia Ann. FBI Files. Gov 2.0 Summit 2010 - Co-produced by UBM TechWeb & O'Reilly Conferences, September 07 - 08, 2010, Washington, DC. A New Kind of Public Service. Jennifer Pahlka: Coding a better government. Socrata. Sunlight Foundation. Sunlight Labs. Sunlight provides databases of government information to university libraries. [Editor's note: Adeeb Sahar, Stanford undergraduate student and Sunlight Foundation intern, asked me to post the following PSA about Sunlight's many projects of interest to students, researchers, and the public.

Sunlight provides databases of government information to university libraries

FGI has no official connection to Sunlight Foundation. We just love what they're doing!] The Sunlight Foundation has launched a campaign to partner with university libraries to provide easy access for students and researchers by cataloging as electronic resources its vast online databases of information on politics and government data. Making Data Social.

Open Data

Open data Open Government. Government Transparency, Made Transparent. EIU_Alteryx_Proof_121012r2.pdf - EIU-Alteryx-Big-Data-Decisions.pdf. Open data open government. Fondamentaux de l'Open data et de l'Open Government - Communauté You are a lecturer, journalist, blogger, speaker and you need the source video file?

Fondamentaux de l'Open data et de l'Open Government - Communauté

You can buy: Fee: 1800€ Video file command Fee: 1980€ In the first two cases be careful: you can purchase the file for a single use (for archiving, integration of excerpts in a film company, integrating on your blog in a format and / or another player that you selected): you can not then claim as a commercial file: please read terms and conditions prior to purchase that will appear below. NB. Be careful, you're about to acquire the source file that permits generating this video This does not in any way correspond to an assignment of copyright or opening any proprietary and / or commercial exploitation of this file. This video is dedicated to use for backup and comfortable viewing in a private setting (under archive, for example if you appear in the film and want to keep track of quality, or to mount a DVD with your response). Thank you for your understanding. Wikipédia : exemple à suivre pour une possible démocratie électronique ?

Accueil > Rubriques > Politique > Wikipédia : exemple à suivre pour une possible démocratie électronique (...) Depuis quelques temps de nombreux projets visant à rapprocher les citoyens des décisions politiques, par le biais d’internet, sont apparus1. Ces projets proviennent autant de pouvoirs publics cherchant à se rapprocher de leurs citoyens, que de petits groupes de personnes cherchant à rendre nos institutions plus démocratiques. L’idée d’une possible ’démocratie électronique’ est aussi vieille que la naissance du réseau, mais sa matérialisation est aujourd’hui tout juste embryonnaire, limitée autant par des problèmes d’ordre technique (par exemple, comment donner un identifiant totalement sécurisé à chaque citoyen, quid de la protection des données ?)

List of international open government datasets. Beth Noveck: Demand a more open-source government. The Governance Lab @ NYUThe Governance Lab @ NYU. Paris Sémantique. The Future of Governance is Circular - Anatomy of Agile Enterprise. Traditional governance and steering, based on the top-down predict-and-control paradigm, is inert in the face of today's complex and dynamic environments.

The Future of Governance is Circular - Anatomy of Agile Enterprise

Autocratic control based on a single perspective runs the risk of missing other important perspectives and information relevant to decision-making. Democracy is equally inflexible and comes with a higher time-cost -- the majority has control and overshadows oppositional perspectives. Consensus decision-making takes into account all perspectives in an egalitarian manner but is impracticably time- and energy-consuming. It also tends to preserve the status quo, engender groupthink and reward those who are least accommodating. As an alternative approach to governance, the Dutch entrepreneur Gerard Endenburg developed sociocracy, an all-encompassing approach to governance that extends all levels of the organization and includes all its members.

Figure 1. Figure 2. Further Reading Endenburg, G. (1998). A timeline of open government data. Government transformation framework - Ross Dawson's keynote presentationKeynote speaker. Selection of Ross Dawson Frameworks Transformation of Government Click on the image to download full size pdf.

Government transformation framework - Ross Dawson's keynote presentationKeynote speaker

See below for Prezi presentation of the framework including illustrative images and videos, used to support Ross Dawson’s opening keynote on the Transformation of Government at the Institute of Public Adminstration Australia annual conference. The Transformation of Government framework examines: CONTEXT Constraints Demographic trends Infrastructure demands Urbanization Climate response Energy shift Security Resource shortages Health economics TECHNOLOGY DRIVERS Exponential growth Processing power Data and storage Bandwidth Mobile bandwidth Open web SOCIAL DRIVERS Expectations Opportunity Excellence Transparency Accountability Participation GOVERNMENT LANDSCAPE ECONOMIC STRUCTURE Divergence in performance Distributed work Creative economy Cities and regions. Amped Status. 10 Lessons for Gov 2.0 from Web 2.0. What is Web 2.0?

10 Lessons for Gov 2.0 from Web 2.0

In 2005, it meant geeks embracing a set of principles and practices: using the web as a platform, harnessing collective intelligence, data is the new “Intel inside,” and others. By 2010, many of the dominant companies and services that embody or fuel Web 2.0 have become global brands: Google, Craigslist, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, and a host of new mobile communities or platforms. These companies are often defined by what they allow users to do: upload pictures or video, stay connected to friends, track and discover news, save bookmarks, create communities, etc. For non-geeks, Web 2.0 meant the online world became a place you could publish and participate. It became about everyone with an Internet connection exploring an interactive web. The same is true of government 2.0, or “Gov 2.0,” which Tim O’Reilly defined as thinking like a platform provider that can bring services to citizens using government data and the creative power of the private sector. Live in the future. GovFaces.

Open Gov West: US and Canada open government supporters and practitioners. EDemocrcacy. Global website of the sociocratic centers. 20 Basics of Open Government. Simplicity Must Permeate #gov20 Efforts. Hello there! To keep up to date easily, please subscribe to the RSS feed for updates on global open government and government 2.0 issues.

Simplicity is not the Hallmark of Government, Yet... The fine folks over at the Telegraph continue to have great mashups based upon the UK Gov’s open data work. This image made me laugh a bit. It shows the overly complex nature of HMG and one is left to wonder why. I am not as cynical as Gerry McGovern over at Giraffe Forum, but his post on bureaucracy and complexity does give some insight into, at least, the historical reasons such complexity existed.

When corruption was actively present, it was obvious to those involved why the complexity existed. So, we need to be careful what arguments we use to advocate for governmental reform. This is where Gerry has it right on. Bad complexity creates dependence. As I engage with customers in Government around cloud topics this statement rings very true. Related posts: The Emerging Fourth Sector - The Three Traditional Sectors Businesses create and distribute goods and services that enhance our quality of life, promote growth, and generate prosperity. They spur innovation, reward entrepreneurial effort, provide a return on investment and constantly improve their performance responding to market feedbacks. They draw on the skills, effort and ingenuity of individual workers, and share with them the economic value created by the enterprise.

Category:Governance. Peter Suber: From Profit-Maximization and Market-Orientation to Mission-Focused Profit maximizing limits access to knowledge, by limiting it to paying customers. If anyone thinks this is just a side-effect of today's market incentives, then we can put the situation differently: Profit maximizing doesn't always limit access to knowledge, but is always ready to do so if it pays better. This proposition has a darker corollary: Profit maximizing doesn't always favor untruth, but is always ready to do so if it would pay better. ...