This serves more as an appendix to the main articles I’ve written on the subject. I plan to update this list of best practices in e-democacy / e-governance / open civic governance / gov 2.0. I’ve already listed some inspiring initiatives in part 3 of the main article, but I know there are a lot more out there. I’ve come across several, but need to look them up more closely. Please leave in the comments area other examples you’d like to have added in the list.
The Federal IT Dashboard
Radical transparency — Obama’ administration is walking the walk. Vivek Kundra, US National Chief Information Officer, unveiled the Federal IT Dashboard. Gov 2.0 at work! Data democratized 😉 First heard of this via Radar O’Reilly, which is a very good source for all things e-democracy.
“…The dashboards provide a view of spending by major government department, with graphs showing performance against schedule, costs, and the CIO’s assessment of how well they are meeting their objectives.
In making this data publicly available, we are providing unfettered access to investment performance to its true owners – the American people.”