The big thing is the trend toward transparency, accountability, and effectiveness from governance; the line workers are leading the way and gaining power.
Here's a good summary from Joy Fulton, but the important part involves the attendees:
and Sheila Campbell of USA.gov, Jeffrey Levy and Kay Morrison of the
EPA, Gwynne Kostin of DHS, Lisa Wolfisch from the Census, Claudia
Isaacoff from the Coast Guard, and Mark Drapeau of the NDU
(@Cheeky_Geeky). Lurita Doan was there, as a reporter, as was Daniel
Mintz, acting as a volunteer. I met some amazing people who I had only
known through Twitter – yes that’s you Sarah Bourne (@sarahbourne)! And
it was cool to meet a neighbor I’d met only through Twitter – Noel
Ellen Miller from Sunlight Foundation, a heavy hitter herself, documents Top 10 Measurements for Transparency from Andrew Rasiej:
- 1. Open data: The federal government should make all data searchable, findable and accessible.
2. Disclose spending data: The government should disclose how it is
spending taxpayer dollars, who is spending it and how it’s being spent.
3. Procurement data: How does the government decide where the money
is getting spent, who gets it, how they are spending it and how can we
This seems quiet, maybe even dull, but is a really big deal.