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RE: Discussion points per this morning's call

From: Novak, Kevin <KevinNovak@aia.org>
Date: Wed, 27 May 2009 22:21:49 -0400
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To: <Niemann.Brand@epamail.epa.gov>
Cc: "eGov IG" <public-egov-ig@w3.org>, <public-egov-ig-request@w3.org>
All,

Thank you for the great feedback and comments. I will do my best to get these together for tomorrow.

Cheers,
Kevin

Kevin Novak
Vice President, Integrated Web Strategy and Technology
The American Institute of Architects
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From: Niemann.Brand@epamail.epa.gov [mailto:Niemann.Brand@epamail.epa.gov] 
Sent: Wednesday, May 27, 2009 1:10 PM
To: Novak, Kevin
Cc: eGov IG; public-egov-ig-request@w3.org
Subject: Re: Discussion points per this morning's call

Kevin, My comments are as follows:

Q: How might the operations of government be made more transparent and accountable?

A: Government employees would use Web 2.0 tools to document what they do for the public to see and to preserve their knowledge for others to use.

Q: How might federal advisory committees, rulemaking or electronic rulemaking be better used to drive greater expertise into decisionmaking?

A: Obviously, these groups would invite decision-making expertise to participate through deliberate outreach - see
http://www.govtech.com/gt/video/index.php?id=666991&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Digital%20Communities_2009_5_22

Q: What alternative models exist to improve the quality of decisionmaking and increase opportunities for citizen participation?

A: Obviously, the fuller use of the Web to increase participation in the political process.

Q: What strategies might be employed to adopt greater use of Web 2.0 in agencies?

A: Shift the current focus from developing social media policies to how government employees will actually use Web 2.0 to increase productivity and delivery of citizen services.

Q: What policy impediments to innovation in government currently exist?

A: The barriers and risks associated with innovation would be removed through the use of "innovation sandboxes" within agencies and programs where new things can be tried quickly and freely without fear of and punishment for failure.

Q: What is the best way to change the culture of government to embrace collaboration?

A: Leadership by example at the top and "collaboration champions" within agencies and programs to make it happen on a day-to-day basis.

Q: What changes in training or hiring of personnel would enhance innovation?

A: Current employees (usually older) would receive training in innovation (e.g. Web 2.0 tools) and new (usually younger) personnel would be able to use the innovative tools that they have become accustomed to in college and industry.

Q: What performance measures are necessary to determine the effectiveness of open government policies?

A: Mid-term voter turnout, participation in new media sites, surveys of public satisfaction, etc.


Brand



                                                                                                                         
  From:       "Novak, Kevin" <KevinNovak@aia.org>                                                                        
                                                                                                                         
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All,

Here is the framework to which we need to respond. Again, please provide me some comment by COB today or early tomorrow so I can aggregate, review, and get posted.

Cheers,
Kevin


Some questions to consider in formulating ideas include:,
      How might the operations of government be made more transparent
      and accountable?
      How might federal advisory committees, rulemaking or electronic
      rulemaking be better used to drive greater expertise into
      decisionmaking?
      What alternative models exist to improve the quality of
      decisionmaking and increase opportunities for citizen
      participation?
      What strategies might be employed to adopt greater use of Web 2.0
      in agencies?
      What policy impediments to innovation in government currently
      exist?
      What is the best way to change the culture of government to
      embrace collaboration?
      What changes in training or hiring of personnel would enhance
      innovation?
      What performance measures are necessary to determine the
      effectiveness of open government policies?


Kevin Novak
Vice President, Integrated Web Strategy and Technology The American Institute of Architects
1735 New York Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20006,

Voice:   202-626-7303
Cell:       202-731-0037
Twitter: @novakkevin,
Fax:        202-639-7606,
Email:    kevinnovak@aia.org
Website: www.aia.org



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