Archive for the ‘Blog’ Category

The Local Open Government Directive and Cook County, Illinois

| Blog | Sep. 22, 2011

In December of 2010, I helped lead an effort to create model open government policies that any local government could adopt to institutionalize transparency, participation, and collaboration.  On January 24th, 2011, this effort resulted in the publication of the Model Local Open Government Directive.  The directive is designed to fill a need for open government [...]

 4 Comments | Keep Reading →

Model Open Government Directive

| Blog | Feb. 13, 2011

In December, Kevin Curry, Alissa Black, Scott Primeau, and I began working on a model open government directive while at Citycamp Colorado.  After a flurry of work over the last month, we, with the help of a few dozen additional open government advocates, are able to bring you the model directive for local government.  This [...]

 4 Comments | Keep Reading →

Local Open Government Directive: Building Transparency, Participation, and Collaboration

| Blog, CityCamp | Jan. 25, 2011

Just one year ago today, Kevin Curry started the CityCamp movement to bring together local government officials, government employees, private sector technology experts, journalists, and citizens to share perspectives and insights about the cities in which they live and to develop practices for making their city governments more transparent, participatory, collaborative, and accountable. In December [...]

 No Comments | Keep Reading →

Facebook Modifies Terms of Service for State and Local Government

| Blog | Jan. 7, 2011

“Colorado took perhaps the most visible stance against Facebook. The state attorney general discouraged agencies from launching their own pages because the terms of service were believed to violate the state constitution. “A handful of states took similar positions, although not so visibly as Colorado,” said Charles Robb, senior policy analyst for NASCIO.” Read the [...]

 No Comments | Keep Reading →

Webchat on the one-year anniversary of the open gov directive

| Blog | Dec. 8, 2010

On December 8, 2009, the White House issued an unprecedented Open Government Directive requiring federal agencies to take steps to achieve key milestones in transparency, participation, and collaboration. On the one-year anniversary of the Directive, were answering your questions on the Administrations progress and the ideas and practices that are being implemented at the White [...]

 No Comments | Keep Reading →

How an Army of Techies Is Taking on City Hall

| Blog, CityCamp | Nov. 30, 2010

That’s the title of an article in this month’s Fast Company magazine. The timely article gives a brief overview of the Gov2.0 movement and talks with several CityCamp Colorado sponsors and attendees like - Code for America, SeeClickFix, and the Sunlight Foundation. If you haven’t seen the article yet, pick up a copy of Fast [...]

 No Comments | Keep Reading →

A good overview of the possibilities with the Gov2.0 movement – The Goldmine Of Opportunities In Gov 2.0

| Blog | Oct. 26, 2010

Techcrunch recently wrote a good article describing the potential of the Gov2.0 movement. There’s great benefit to citizens and a great deal of money to be made by innovative entrepreneurs. Here’s an excerpt… “The opportunities aren’t just in mining financial data. Sonpreet Bhatia launched My City Way—a mobile applications platform, available in 30 cities around the [...]

 No Comments | Keep Reading →

New York City announces 2nd Annual Big Apps Competition and talks about engaging citizens

| Blog | Oct. 26, 2010

Conducting conversations with individual citizens was stressed several times during the meeting. Services like Twitter and Facebook are used by many city agencies. The problem is many agencies treat social media like traditional PR outlets, tweeting out press releases and posting them on their Facebook pages. The Mayor’s Office seemed to understand the new media [...]

 1 Comment | Keep Reading →

GovLoop features OpenColorado as “Project of the Week”

| Blog | Oct. 6, 2010

If you work in government, you’ve likely either heard of GovLoop or you are a member yourself. Well they featured OpenColorado as the “Project of the Week.” Go check out the entire article and check out GovLoop if you havn’t visited before.

 No Comments | Keep Reading →

UK NESTA Launches “Make it Local” Open Data Initiative

| Blog | Oct. 2, 2010

It would be interesting to see Colorado Smart Communities do something like this. - Local authorities will have the chance to collaborate with digital media developers to provide their communities with innovative, web-based services, as part of a new project run by the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (NESTA). The project, called “Make it Local” [...]

 No Comments | Keep Reading →