The Federal Computer Week web site has a posting providing examples of who is using wikis in the US government today.
There are a few well know examples (Intellipedia, Bureaupedia and so forth) but the more interesting site was Colab, run by the GSA, which has threads within it looking at collaboration across government agencies (and engaging ordinary citizens).
Meanwhile, the president, one day after his inauguration, has ordered the Chief Technology Officer as follows:
‘I direct the Chief Technology Officer, in coordination with the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the Administrator of General Services, to coordinate the development by appropriate executive departments and agencies, within 120 days, of recommendations for an Open Government Directive, to be issued by the Director of OMB, that instructs executive departments and agencies to take specific actions implementing the principles set forth in this memorandum. The independent agencies should comply with the Open Government Directive.’
What will this do for citizens and for the government of the US? What will we achieve with this move? Can Web2.0 make a real difference for how the US is governed?
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