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Government Transparency: Six Strategies for More Open and Participatory Government

Government Transparency: Six Strategies for More Open and Participatory Government

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Americans are demanding more transparency and accountability from their governments at all levels, goals that are easier to achieve when governments have made a commitment to operating transparently and making public information truly open and accessible to the public. Government Transparency: Six Strategies for More Open and Participatory Government, a new policy paper by Jon Gant and Nicol Turner-Lee, calls on state and local governments to adopt six sensible strategies to accelerate the trend toward open government. The strategies focus on enhancing government expertise and transparency, educating citizens regarding the availability and utility of government information and e-government tools, expanding efforts to support greater adoption of broadband Internet access services and devices, and forging public-private-citizen partnerships in order to enhance open government solutions.
Americans are demanding more transparency and accountability from their governments at all levels, goals that are easier to achieve when governments have made a commitment to operating transparently and making public information truly open and accessible to the public. Government Transparency: Six Strategies for More Open and Participatory Government, a new policy paper by Jon Gant and Nicol Turner-Lee, calls on state and local governments to adopt six sensible strategies to accelerate the trend toward open government. The strategies focus on enhancing government expertise and transparency, educating citizens regarding the availability and utility of government information and e-government tools, expanding efforts to support greater adoption of broadband Internet access services and devices, and forging public-private-citizen partnerships in order to enhance open government solutions.

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Published by: Communications and Society Program on May 10, 2011
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Government 
 
transparency
 
a white paper
By Jon Gant and nicol turner-lee
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Communications and Society Program 
 A project of the Aspen Institute Communications and Society Programand the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
 
Government Transparency:
Six Strategies for More Open andParticipatory Government
A White Paper on the Government Transparency Recommendationof the Knight Commission on the Information Needs of Communities in a Democracy 
written by Jon Gant and Nicol Turner-Lee
Communications and Society Program
February 2011
 
Te Aspen Institute and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation invite you to join thepublic dialogue around the Knight Commissions recommendations atwww.knightcomm.org or by using witter hashtag #knightcomm.Copyright 2011 by Te Aspen InstituteTe Aspen InstituteOne Dupont Circle, NWSuite 700Washington, D.C. 20036Published in the United States o America in 2011 by Te Aspen InstituteAll rights reservedPrinted in the United States o AmericaISBN: 0-89843-542-011/002Individuals are encouraged to cite this paper and its contents.In doing so, please include the ollowing attribution:Jon Gant and Nicol urner-Lee,
Government Transparency:Six Strategies for More Open and Participatory Government,
Washington, D.CTe Aspen Institute, February 2011.
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