Open Government overview (Gov 2.0)

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Basic overview of concepts

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  • 1. July 2010 Jason Darrah, Communications Ashley Casovan, Information Technology Open Government New community opportunities through online technology

2. Outline

  • Big Picture Open Gov
  • Components (cases, CoE, future, Q&A):
    • Transparency
    • Collaboration
    • Participation
  • Open Data convergence of opportunities & Apps contest
  • Open discussion opportunities / challenges

3. Open Government

  • Were focusing on how technologies are enabling new opportunities
  • Sometimes known as Gov 2.0
    • Parallel to new user-driven nature of Web 2.0
    • Some resist term Gov 2.0 because they dont want concept only perceived as for technologists
    • Complements more citizen-involvement in government, regardless of technology

4. Open Government in 3 Parts

  • Initiatives in all parts exist without technology
  • Technology and Internet increases potential
  • Each has benefits and challenges for government
  • Areas overlap
  • One part not needed for other parts
  • But something in one part helps potential of another part

Collaboration Participation Transparency

  • Communications has role in each part

5. Open government

  • Means different things to different groups
  • Democracy advocates seek more input in decisions
  • Government critics seek transparency to keep elected officials honest and bureaucracy open
  • Citizen advocates seek info about them, for them
  • Entrepreneurs seek data to build tools that support consumers with useful info/data
  • Academics seek information about populations for policy development

6. Part 1: Transparency

  • Overview
  • Cases
  • CoE
  • Future
  • Openness about government business and decisions
  • Keeps govt honest
  • info about servicesinfo as a service
  • info helps better discussion, input, advice, decisions
  • Access to government data (vs. info)
  • Shift need to know to need to share

Transparency 7.

  • There is an inverse relationship between control and trust
  • All strategies relating toweb interactions should consider therelationship -building potential

8. Part 2: Collaboration

  • Overview
  • Cases
  • CoE
  • Future
  • Between orders of govt or jurisdictions(regional coordination)
  • Between agencies (school/city)

Collaboration

  • Government as platform(vs vending machine)
  • Citizens DIY Govt

9. Benefits

  • Communicate to many rather than 1x1
  • Collaboration as lines of communication grow exponentially with size of group (internal and external)

10. Part 3: Participation

  • Overview
  • Cases
  • CoE
  • Future
  • New tools enable participation
  • Online consultation
  • Spectrum of engagement
  • Input in operations
  • Input in policy or decisions

Participation 11. PublicInput Public Involvement Public Information CommunityDevelopment Public Engagement 12. Go where your target is Communicate to audiences where they want to interact Jobs? Get others in an online community to answer questions for us 13. Applying long tail" to public policy

  • Networked markets are more trustworthy than info from a single source
  • Networked consumers know more about a product than the company/government knows
  • In development with projects likeOpen Data Initiative

http://tinyurl.com/eaveslongtailpolicy 14. Open Data

  • Overview
    • Uses/ benefits
  • Cases
  • Apps Contests
  • CoE
  • Future

Collaboration Participation Transparency 15. 16. 17. Where is government going - online?

  • Information and Conversations now
  • Respond to reputation issues
  • Open up data so users can re-package our data for more accessible use Gov2.0
    • Utility services
    • Transparency of government
  • Long tail of public policy developing
  • Engagement continuum: now - Forums, surveys for input; Future - Idea Zone 1.0

18. Hierarchy of needs for Citizens

  • Safety and security
  • Access to essential services
  • Additional civic services
  • Information about services
  • Information as service
  • Responsiveness
  • Transparency, trust and confidence
  • Engagement on Issues
  • Humanizing the government

Sometimes oneobjective trumps others based on the tool 19. Resources

  • Digital Cities-http://www.beyond-2010.com
  • Open 311 initiative-http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-QQ7kCjIGE
  • Public=Online campaign-http://publicequalsonline.com/
  • Government as a Platform -http://www.slideshare.net/timoreilly/government-as-platform
  • City of Edmonton Open Data Catalogue -http://data.edmonton.ca/
  • Apps4Edmonton-http://www.edmonton.ca/city_government/open_data/apps4edmonton.aspx
  • Apps for ETS -http://www.edmonton.ca/transportation/ets/apps-for-ets.aspx
  • Apps for Democracy -http://www.appsfordemocracy.org/
  • Code for America -http:// codeforamerica.org /
  • Sunlight Foundation -http:// sunlightfoundation.com /