OSTP, NAPA and CDC to Speak at "Meeting the Open Government Directive" Forum on Feb. 9, 2010

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GovDelivery hosts free event in Washington, D.C. to discuss Open Government Directive implementation

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The Office of Science and Technology Policy, the National Academy of Public Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will lead discussions at the upcoming "Meeting the Open Government Directive" (OGD) Roundtable hosted by GovDelivery. This free event will offer new perspectives on how agencies are embracing open government. Agency thought leaders will address how agencies should approach the next 60 days, share available resources, and provide specific examples of what agencies are doing today to improve transparency, participation and collaboration in light of the Memorandum on Transparency and Open Government.

“Meeting the Open Government Directive” speakers include:

  • Lena Trudeau – Vice President, National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA)
  • Robynn Sturm – Assistant Deputy Chief Technology Officer for Open Government, The Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP EOP)
  • Joanne Dickinson – Chief, Customer Research & Marketing, Customer Liaison and Marketing Services Office, U.S. Census Bureau
  • Janice R. Nall – Director, Division of eHealth Marketing, National Center for Health Marketing, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • Ron Oberbillig – Chief Operating Officer, Federal Consulting Group, U.S. Department of the Interior, National Business Center
  • Steve Ressler – Founder, GovLoop
  • Bobbie Browning – Vice President, Federal Consulting, GovDelivery

"Sharing information and engaging the public in the policy making process does more than satisfy the Directive, it instills trust and transparency in our government," said Lena Trudeau, Vice President, National Academy of Public Administration. "This event will help build our capacity for open, collaborative and participatory government."

This half day event, which will be co-hosted by Federal Consulting Group (FCG), will begin at 8:30 a.m. at the Ronald Reagan Building.

Federal agencies use GovDelivery, the leading provider of government-to-citizen communications solutions, to support transparency, participation and collaboration by reaching the largest possible audience with government information. GovDelivery’s cloud-based service provides government agencies with a complete digital communication solution that leverages email, text messaging, RSS and social media to reach more people.

GovDelivery is currently working with clients as they implement Directive initiatives, including the U.S. Department of Transportation. The DOT’s Open Gov page offers DOT OGD alerts.

More information and client resources on meeting the OGD are available on the GovDelivery Open Government Directive Resources page, including:

  • Client Checklist to ensure that existing GovDelivery clients take full advantage of standard GovDelivery functionality in meeting the OGD
  • Sample Open Government Webpage that can serve as a template for the agency.gov/open page required by the Directive

For the latest information on GovDelivery OGD client support tools, subscribe to email alerts on GovDelivery.com and choose “Open Government Directive” or search on Twitter #GovDOGD. GovLoop members can also join the Open Government Peer Discussion Group.

About GovDelivery
GovDelivery is the leading provider of government-to-citizen communication solutions. GovDelivery’s digital subscription management solution provides organizations with a fully-automated, on-demand public communication system. Organizations using GovDelivery provide citizens with better service and access to relevant information by proactively delivering new information through email, mobile text alerts, RSS and social media channels. GovDelivery’s clients include the U.S. Departments of Defense, State, Labor, Transportation, Treasury, Homeland Security, Justice, Health and Human Services, state agencies across 30 states, the cities of Washington, D.C., and Minneapolis and hundreds of other organizations across the public sector. GovDelivery is a partner company of Internet Capital Group (Nasdaq: ICGE). For more information, visit http://www.govdelivery.com.

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