Open government ally Carl Malamud has posted a brilliant agenda on public.resource.org, a five point technology plan he has presented to the Obama transition team.
The ideas all reflect Carl’s longstanding work on behalf of the public interest, as a programmer, archivist, institution builder, broadcaster, academic, and publisher. Realizing Malamud’s vision of government information would mean a public sector renaissance, democratizing both publishing and social .gov web use.
I’m particularly fond of the first of the five ideas — “rebooting .gov” which includes, among other things, digitizing all government information, increasing interactivity between government and citizens, and creating a .gov cloud (imagining agile deployment of computing services to government agencies).
All five proposals are worth a thorough read, and close consideration.