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Gov 3.0 9/11/13 Lecture

Gov 3.0 9/11/13 Lecture

Deck for Gov 3.0 9/11/13 lecture at NYU ITP.


Beth Simone Noveck

September 11, 2013


  1. Agenda   •  Open  Gov  History  and  Milestones   • 

    What  is  Open  Gov?  Core  Pillars   •  The  Defi=onal  Quagmire   •  Sharpening  the  Problem   –  Honing  in  on  a  Problem  Not  a  Solu=on   •  What  is  the  problem  I  care  about?   •  What  are  the  possible  ways  to  effect  change?   •  Who  else  is  doing  what?  What’s  working?   –  Wri=ng  the  Killer  Memo  
  2. Bullet  Point  Boot  Camp   Fall  2013  

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  6. First  100  Days  

  7. But….   •  People  are  busy   •  Lots  to

     decide   •  Not  enough  hours  in  the  day   •  Short  aTen=on  spans   •  Sleep  deprived  and  stressed   •  And  lack  access  to  informa=on  at  their  fingers   •  Most  importantly,  they  need  something  they   can  forward  
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  9. The  One  Page  Memo  

  10. Is  The  

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  13. In  the    

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  15. No  Machines  

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  17. What  Would  You  Do?  

  18. Outline  the  Memo  

  19. What  Are  the  Sec=on  Headers?   •  ???????  

  20. The  Next  Day’s  Headline   •  “President  Obama  con1nued  his

     technology-­‐ fueled  strategy  to  open  government  by  making   economic,  environmental,  and  other   government  informa1on  available  on  a  single   website,  allowing  the  public  to  create  ‘mash-­‐ ups’  that  transform  raw  data  into  useful   knowledge.”  
  21. The  Proposal   •  Create  a  one-­‐stop  online  web  site

     for  free   access  to  data  across  all  agencies  that  would   allow  the  public  to  easily  find,  use,  and   repackage  data  held  and  generated  by  the   government.  Key  elements:   – Create  website   – Presiden=al  memorandum  requiring  agencies  to   contribute  data  feeds   – Data  posted  in  industry  standard  formats  for  re-­‐ use  by  the  public    
  22. Background     •  Currently  agency  data  is  hard  to

     find,  published  in   proprietary  formats,  and  does  not  take  advantage  of   ci=zen  engagement  to  add  value  to  the  raw   informa=on.   •  During  the  campaign,  President  Obama  promised  to   make  government  data  “available  online  in  universally   accessible  formats  to  allow  ci=zens  to  make  use  of  that   data  to  comment,  derive  value,  and  take  ac=on  in  their   own  communi=es.”   •  Governments  such  as  the  District  of  Columbia  have   demonstrated  that  publishing  data  in  this  way  spurs   collabora=on  between  ci=zens  and  their  government.  
  23. Implementa=on  and  Resources   •  GSA  will  set  up  and

     operate  the  website  under   the  direc=on  of  the  CIO   •  $100k  to  set  up,  leveraging  exis=ng  GSA   webmaster  resources   •  Minimal  =me  commitment  by  agency   webmasters  to  iden=fy  data  sources  
  24. Stakeholders   •  “Data  intensive”  agencies  (e.g.,  EPA,  HHS,  

    NBER)   •  Outside  transparency  groups  (e.g.,  Sunlight   Founda=on,  OMB  Watch)   •  OMB  
  25. Key  Risks     •  Demand  for  greater  government  

    accountability  by  ci=zens  and  interest  groups   •  Expecta=on  to  maintain  high-­‐quality  and   increasing  quan==es  of  data  over  =me   •  Bureaucra=c  process  hinders  rapid  rollout  
  26. ! Seeing  is  Believing  

  27. Ideas  for  Sec=on  Headings   •  Catchy  Title   • 

    Next  Day’s  Headline   •  The  Challenge  and  Why   It  MaTers   •  How  It  Serves  Priori=es   •  Use  Cases   •  Key  Features   •  Background  including   Case  Study/Other   Examples   •  Implementa=on   Op=ons   •  Roll  Out  Plan  and   Timeline   •  Costs   •  Metrics   •  Stakeholders  and   Partners   •  Risks   •  Mockups  
  28. But  More  Important  

  29. Who  is  the  Decision  Maker?  

  30. Who  Needs  to  Receive  the  Memo?  

  31. Who  is  Cced  and  Who  is  BCCed?  

  32. Who  Needs  to  Send  the  Memo?  

  33. Write  the  Memo  You  Want  

  34. Someone  

  35. Else  

  36. To  

  37. Send  

  38. Who  Needs  to  Buy  In  Before  You  Send   It?

  39. One  Op=on  is  the  Op=ons  Memo   •  Statement  of

     the  Problem   •  Why  It  MaTers   •  Why  the  World  is  BeTer  If  You  Tackle  It   •  What  are  Op=ons  for  How  to  Tackle   (Strategies)   – What  are  Pros  and  Cons  of  Each  Op3on   •  What  is  required  to  implement  those   strategies  (Tac=cs)