From “e” to “we”-Government: ACT Open Government Event on Tuesday

by on April 13, 2009 · 9 comments

ACT will host an event on open government tomorrow morning that will feature TLF’s own Jerry Brito and Andrew Plemmons Pratt of the Center for American Progress. I’ll moderate and tee-up the discussion.

We’ll focus on how governments can move from merely posting information online (e-government) to a more participatory process (we-government). We’ll discuss core concepts of “we” government—including the social media technologies that enable access, accountability and participation—and how Congress can create processes for a more transparent government:

  • Define what being “open” means for the executive, legislative and judicial branches
  • Review and update procedures and rules within government to better deliver information to citizens
  • Create mechanisms for accepting and integrating increased constituent correspondence and comments on rulemakings

The Details:  Tuesday, Apr 14 from 9:30 to 10:45am. It’s at the newly opened Capitol Visitors Center, Congressional Meeting Room South (the new main entrance to the U.S. Capitol, is located on the East front at First Street and East Capitol Street, NE). Coffee and morning snacks will be served. Please let me know if you’d like to attend!

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