Campaign: Making Data More Accessible

Making the Government More Transparent, Participatory, and Collaoborative

To the Moderators of this site, In your moderation policy you state the following: "While we invite open participation and diverse viewpoints to be shared, the main goal of this dialogue is to answer the overarching question: How can we strengthen our democracy and promote efficiency and effectiveness by making government more transparent, participatory, and collaborative?" Do you really belive that? If so, what could ...more »

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Campaign: Performance Appraisal

Give Citizens a Simple Checklist for Rating "Public Engagement"

When I attend a meeting that is supposed to involve some type of "public engagement", it would be nice to have a simple checklist that I could use to rate whether that meeting really was Transparent, Participatory, and Collaborative. This simple checklist could be the standard tool for citizens to provide feedback to government agencies about the quality of their public engagement activities. In fact, the requirement ...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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Campaign: Making Government Operations More Open

Transparency

Why do we need to define TRANSPARENT? That has been done for us by Webster's and a host of other dictionaries. Main Entry:trans·par·ent Pronunciation:\tran(t)s-ˈper-ənt\ Function:adjective Etymology:Middle English, from Medieval Latin transparent-, transparens, present participle of transparēre to show through, from Latin trans- + parēre to show oneself Date:15th century 1 a (1): having the property of transmitting ...more »

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