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How to Achieve the Open Government Directive Requirements Using Open Source Drupal

The explicit purpose of the Open Government Directive (OGD) is to improve citizen interaction and engagement. Realizing the intentions behind the Directive will require significant web site innovation for many departments and agencies. Join us for this comprehensive workshop that showcases how and why Open Source content management tools such as Drupal are being quickly adopted across U.S. federal, state and local governments to meet rapidly expanding requirements and expectations of Open Government. Also, learn "how to" get started with Drupal, and how to achieve a fast track to success for implementing Open Government Directive requirements such as establishing an Open Government portal located at http://www.[agency].gov/open to serve as the gateway for agency activities related to the Open Government Directive including FOIA disclosures, open data initiatives, and citizen collaboration efforts around your agency's published open government plan.

Key takeaways will include:

An introduction to the Drupal Social Publishing platform and applications
How Drupal addresses the open government mandates for transparency, collaboration, and citizen participation
Two use case scenarios describing the use of Drupal for Open Government Web sites
A step by step approach, template based open source "offering" and support services available to assist organizations in quickly achieve their OGD requirements
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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Washington, DC