Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Transforming Government Through Innovative Tools and Technology

I was following along with Alex Howard's great coverage on Twitter of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Subcommittee on Federal Financial Management, Government Information, Federal Services, and International Security meeting "Transforming Government Through Innovative Tools and Technology" on Tuesday, August 3, 2010. I was most interested in the testimony of Riley Crane of Media Laboratory Human Dynamics Group at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

During his testimony he actually calls out the idea of Tim O'Reilly as "government as a platform" and Gov 2.0 principles. The video below begins at the beginning of the portion of the meeting containing his testimony. The prepared text of the testimony is below the video.