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FCW Insider: U.K. task force urges 'information stimulus'

A task force recently delivered a beta version of its report on how the United Kingdom could make greater use of all the digital information in government systems. The group took their cue from a comment made by then-Prime Minister Tony Blair in 2007: "Public information does not belong to Government, it belongs to the public on whose behalf government is conducted."

The report recommends 25 steps the government could take to make the appropriate data available for reuse throughout the public and private sectors. "Digital Britain would receive an information stimulus if the Taskforce’s recommendations on liberalising non personal government information are followed through," the report states.

You can read the report here.

This project is definitely worth following, offering numerous ideas for U.S. government agencies. For more information, try the Wikinomics blog, where Anthony D. Williams provides some insight on what he sees as the four most important recommends.

Also, the Dorobek Insider has posted a Federal News Radio clip in which he and Amy Morris interview Richard Allen, chairman of the U.K. government Power of Information Task Force.

I hope to blog more about this report in the near future.

Posted by John Stein Monroe on Feb 11, 2009 at 12:14 PM


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