Campaign: Strategic Planning and Budgeting

Establish the President’s Management Council as the key oversight structure for creating a more open government.

Establish the President’s Management Council as the key oversight structure for creating a more open government. The President’s Management Council can effectively engage Deputy Secretaries of the cabinet-level departments and agencies, providing top-level management support for open government. As the key Executive Branch official, the Chief Performance Officer should take responsibility for directing the overall Open ...more »

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Campaign: Making Government Operations More Open

Let's Be Clear on the Terminology about "Public Engagement"

We need to better define the terms that we are using in order to have a better discussion about how we achieve Open Government. If we all have different ideas about what is (and is not) "public engagement" or "transparency" or (insert buzzword here), then we will have a hard time reaching consensus about how to go forward. (This is the lesson from "The Tower of Babel".) For example: "Public Engagement" -- If ...more »

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Identify success stories and learn from them

There are too many ideas here, too many redundancies, too many postings often irrelevant to establishing what the president is trying to do. Brainstorming is one thing, shotgunning is another. The further out the pellets go the further away from the target they get. In order to help focus a little better, maybe NAPH should post openness/transparency success stories. What do we know about what works and what doesn't. ...more »

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