Calling all authors: guest blog on innovation in government #gov20 #opengov

 
We will be bringing the blog back to life this year. I know many of you contacted me earlier to present your ideas on this platform and now really is the time.
 
Send me a note and I would be glad to have you post as often as you have great content.  Send me a note at mattmiszewski@gmail.com. Or leave a comment on the blog, send me a note on Facebook, LinkedIn or twitter. 
 

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Government as a Platform: Financial Platforms and Basel III versus #Gov20

Bank for International Settlements, Basel, Switzerland - Basel III versus Government 2.0

Bank for International Settlements, Basel, Switzerland - Basel III versus Government 2.0

My 11 year old daughter as well as my nearly 21 year old sister both tell me that my status updates make little to no sense to them and that they find my posts boring :) .  Well, they should probably tune out for this one.

Basel III recently found agreement in Switzerland to a new banking regulatory scheme that has been years in the making.  While it has heightened importance due to the existing economic conditions, Basel has been vital for years.  In terms of our work on Gov2.0, it is a good example of stable platforms which can be built and can even be modified to allow for non-state actors to perform upon.  And with regard to the ongoing debate over things such as the need for long term horizons in building GaaP’s, this is certainly one that fits the bill.

In a recent OECD paper they even go well beyond the normal political timelines and are looking post-Basel III already.  Good for them.  While I am in general a laissez-faire type of guy, these types of frameworks, or platforms, are a must for all of us to live inside of sustainable change environments.  The details of the rules may seem arcane, but it is important that regular citizens start to consume some of these things and push for each of our governments to find common ground on financial and banking reform worldwide.

In particular I appreciate the OECD actually bringing up and attempting to address the grey market in their paper.  It is vital that our open government efforts and our regulatory frameworks, don’t simply contemplate the world as we have planned it to be, but rather, the world as it actually is.  This also goes to the heart of data reliability and data integrity as Ellen brought up at G2S this past week.

So, even though my sister and my daughter will not have read this far, thanks to the Basel II contingent in living out the Government as a Platform vision.

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Whats old is new again…

Interesting how we forget about the great work governments have done over the years.  Folks talk about transparency as if this is the first time we have considered it, but listen to this podcast to understand exactly what the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has been doing for years.

NRC

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Germany: #gov20 Camp v2.0 is Looking Great in Berlin

Government 2.0 Camp in Berlin last year - Great Open Government Data Breakout Session

Government 2.0 Camp in Berlin last year - Great Open Government Data Breakout Session

I attended last year’s event in Berlin and it was incredible.  Hard to believe the the organizing team is already ready for v2.0 in their GovCamp and that it is shaping up so well.

Looks like they will take it to the next level this time, focusing on connecting beginners in web 2.0 in Government to those who have done it before.  Also, looks like they may focus on the next steps in terms of getting some good wins under the movement’s belt.

I have attended many global government 2.0 camps and I have to say that Germany does an incredible job.  Well worth the time if you are nearby and well worth the investment if you need to travel.  I think I will be making the trip, so happy to connect to folks in real life at the event, just drop me a line.

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