On President Obama’s first day in office, he released a memo calling for “an unprecedented level of openness in Government” and increased “transparency, public participation, and collaboration.” After one year, has the impact of the use of technology for open government been substantive or inconsequential? In this WebMemo, ITIF Senior Analyst Daniel Castro identifies strengths and weaknesses of the current open government initiatives and makes recommendations on how to make more effective use of technology.
The Atlantic's "State of the Union for Technology"
ITIF Senior Analyst Daniel Castro spoke at The Atlantic’s upcoming State of the Union for Technology event on February 9, 2010. The panel addressed to what degree President Obama has made inroads on his promise to promote technology in government and what needs to be done to make more progress. Other panelists include Leslie Harris, President and Chief Executive Officer for the Center for Democracy and Technology, and Nancy Scola, Associate Editor of TechPresident.