Monday, January 25, 2010

Documentary: the US Open Government initiative - one year on

January 21 was the one year anniversary of the US Government's open government initiative, measured from when President Obama released his first memorandum in office, committing the US government to an approach involving openness, transparency and collaboration.

In recognition of this anniversary, Delib, a UK Open Government consultancy, has released a short documentary about the progress of the initiative.

Speaking with public servants and independent commentators, including Beth Noveck (White House Head of Open Gov), Tim O'Reilly (O'Reilly Media) and Jeffrey Levy (EPA), the documentary provides an insight into the level of leadership and the depth of commitment from the top of the US government, and how the initiative has take shape.

Delib's website contains more information on the video.

"Open Gov the Movie" - from Delib from Delib on Vimeo.

1 comment:

  1. The Open Government Initiative has produced moderate change, so far. I'd check out the United States Department of Agriculture "Open" website as an example of a job well done.

    http://www.usda.gov/open/

    Doug Ward
    http://www.opengovblog.us

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