This event may be of interest. To RSVP for this event, please call the Brookings Office of Communications at 202.797.6105 or click here. Patrice McDermott OpenTheGovernment.org From: Brookings Events [mailto:events@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] Sent: Tuesday, June 09, 2009 10:22 AM Subject: Brookings Event - Innovation in Government: How to Make the Public Sector Faster, Smarter and More Connected Innovation in Government: How to Make the Public Sector Faster, Smarter and More Connected Wednesday, June 17, 2009, 10:00 am — 11:30 am The Brookings Institution, Falk Auditorium, 1775 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Washington, DC The Obama administration recently launched a long-awaited Open Government Initiative, which invites citizens to submit ideas via the Internet for creating a more transparent, collaborative and participatory government. Few developments have had broader consequences for the public sector than the introduction of the Internet and digital technology. When used in the public sector, technology has the potential to make democracy stronger and enable governments to meet citizens’ needs more simply, quickly and efficiently. On June 17, Brookings will host an event on how new technology can make the public sector perform faster and smarter. Brookings Vice President and Director of Governance Studies Darrell West will release a new study, “Comparing Technology Innovation in the Private and Public Sectors.” West will be joined by Beth Simone Noveck, New York University Law Professor, deputy chief technology officer of the White House Office of Open Government and author of Wiki Government (Brookings Institution Press, 2009), and Carmen Sirianni, author of Investing in Democracy: Engaging Citizens in Collaborative Governance (Brookings Institution Press, 2009). After the program, panelists will take audience questions. Featured Panelists Darrell West Vice President and Director, Governance Studies The Brookings Institution Beth Simone Noveck Deputy Chief Technology Officer for Open Government, Executive Office of the President Professor of Law, New York University Law School Carmen Sirianni Professor of Sociology and Public Policy Brandeis University To RSVP for this event, please call the Office of Communications at 202.797.6105 or click here.