Open Government

Open Government

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In a world where web services can make real-time data accessible to anyone, how can the government leverage this openness to improve its operations and increase citizen participation and awareness? Through a collection of essays and case studies, leading visionaries and practitioners both inside and outside of government share their ideas on how to achieve and direct this emerging world of online collaboration, transparency, and participation. Contributions and topics include: Beth Simone Noveck, U.S. Deputy Chief Technology Officer for open government, qThe Single Point of Failureq Jerry Brito, senior research fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, qAll Your Data Are Belong to Us: Liberating Government Dataq Aaron Swartz, cofounder of,, and, qWhen Is Transparency Useful?q Ellen S. Miller, executive director of the Sunlight Foundation, qDisrupting Washington's Golden Ruleq Carl Malamud, founder of Public.Resource.Org, qBy the Peopleq Douglas Schuler, president of the Public Sphere Project, qOnline Deliberation and Civic Intelligenceq Howard Dierking, program manager on Microsoft's MSDN and TechNet Web platform team, qEngineering Good Governmentq Matthew Burton, Web entrepreneur and former intelligence analyst at the Defense Intelligence Agency, qA Peace Corps for Programmersq Gary D. Bass and Sean Moulton, OMB Watch, qBringing the Web 2.0 Revolution to Governmentq Tim O'Reilly, founder and CEO of O'Reilly Media, qDefining Government 2.0: Lessons Learned from the Success of Computer Platformsq Open Government editors: Daniel Lathrop is a former investigative projects reporter with the Seattle Post Intelligencer who's covered politics in Washington state, Iowa, Florida, and Washington D.C. He's a specialist in campaign finance and qcomputer-assisted reportingq -- the practice of using data analysis to report the news. Laurel Ruma is the Gov 2.0 Evangelist at O'Reilly Media. She is also co-chair for the Gov 2.0 Expo.aquot; Ellen S. Miller, executive director of the Sunlight Foundation, aquot;Disrupting Washingtona#39;s Golden Ruleaquot; Carl Malamud, founder of Public.Resource.Org, aquot;By the Peopleaquot; Douglas Schuler, president of the Public Sphere Project, aquot;Online ...

Title:Open Government
Author:Daniel Lathrop, Laurel Ruma
Publisher:"O'Reilly Media, Inc." - 2010-02-08


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