Serious words about Net-based public service from Gwynne on dot-gov

Serious words about Net-based public service from Gwynne on dot-gov

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Hey, Gwynne Kostin from DHS is one of the folks figuring this out, and if you're interested, check out Gwynne on dot-gov: What Is the Most Important Thing?

Those few days when the Internet was free and open–a new, more
transparent, collaborative and participatory way–for government to
communicate and interact with her citizens. The days before the
inevitable crush of rules and regulations, of some CFR thingie and the
threat of potential hearings, made us grow up and take notice of what
we had unleashed.

So today's discussion with my friend was about one of the regulatory tigers [link to pdf].
It doesn't matter which one because they are all important. Could be
security. Could be privacy. Could be protecting the record of how a
decision is made. Could be ethics. Could be cramming the Internet pipes
of an agency with who knows what. Could be the sovereignty of the
United States of America, for goodness' sake!

They are all
important. And so is embracing the uncertainty and risk of this new
more transparent, collaborative and participatory way for government to
communicate and interact with her citizens.

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