24 hrs of video uploaded per minute, YT exceeds 2 billion views a day
January of 2009, open govt initiative
In addition, implement an open dialogue tool to gather input from the public before drafting open government plan
The Open Government Directive issued on December 8, 2009, called on the Chief Technology Officer and Chief Information Officer to create an Open Government Dashboard to assess the state of open government in the Executive Branch. The Dashboard tracks agency progress on the deliverables set out in the Directive, including each agency’s Open Government Plan. On April 7th, 2010, every Federal department published an Open Government Plan – a concrete and specific roadmaps for making operations and data more transparent, and expanding opportunities for citizen participation, collaboration and oversight. You can learn more about and provide feedback on each department’s Open Government Plan by clicking on the name of the agency below. To review summaries of selected open government flagship initiatives that Federal departments and agencies are undertaking to make government more transparent, participatory and collaborative, take a look at our fact sheet . The original scorecard for the Open Government Dashboard is also available.
Data.gov increases the ability of the public to easily find, download, and use datasets that are generated and held by the Federal Government. Data.gov provides descriptions of the Federal datasets (metadata), information about how to access the datasets, and tools that leverage government datasets. The data catalogs will continue to grow as datasets are added Public participation and collaboration will be key to the success of Data.gov. Data.gov enables the public to participate in government by providing downloadable Federal datasets to build applications, conduct analyses, and perform research. Data.gov will continue to improve based on feedback , comments, and recommendations from the public and therefore we encourage individuals to suggest datasets they'd like to see, rate and comment on current datasets, and suggest ways to improve the site. We are interested in hearing your ideas and comments about Data.gov. Goal A primary goal of Data.gov is to improve access to Federal data and expand creative use of those data beyond the walls of government by encouraging innovative ideas (e.g., web applications). Data.gov strives to make government more transparent and is committed to creating an unprecedented level of openness in Government. The openness derived from Data.gov will strengthen our Nation's democracy and promote efficiency and effectiveness in Government.
In order to have successful engagement it's important to connect with communities where they are. Remember the facts I mentioned about how what's happening in the space. Let's leverage the resources that exist our there but also let's share resources. Collaboration also takes place internally. A connected workforce innovates. Let's be efficient and also let's make it easier for the public to interact with us, the government. It's important that we continue to explore and embrace common tools and resources that benefit us all.
Speaking of common tools. On september of 2009, Challenge.gov was launched. This site is an online challenge platform administered by the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) in partnership with ChallengePost that empowers the U.S. Government and the public to bring the best ideas and top talent to bear on our nation’s most pressing challenges. This platform is the latest milestone in the Administration’s commitment to use prizes and challenges to promote innovation. A challenge is exactly what the name suggests: it is a challenge by one party (a “seeker”) to a third party or parties (a “solver”) to identify a submission to a particular problem or reward contestants for accomplishing a particular goal. Prizes (monetary or non–monetary) often accompany challenges and contests. Challenges can range from fairly simple (idea suggestions, creation of logos, videos, digital games and mobile applications) to proofs of concept, designs, or finished products that solve the grand challenges of the 21st century. On Challenge.gov, the government and the public work together to find submissions. Government agencies posts challenges on this site and the public can post submissions to these challenges.
The Citizen Services Dashboard is an easy to use public resource designed for providing relevant data on top Federal citizen-facing services including data on service quality (such as timeliness, accuracy, ease) and customer satisfaction. Additional potential features include the ability to provide feedback on all top citizen-facing services and the ability to promote customer service success stories happening now.
Ocsit is working hard to define a mobile strategy for all of govt. As with other areas, we want to make it easier for others by addressing policy issues once.