Open government is at risk of going on “life support” unless agencies take a new approach, writes Andrea DiMaio in the Gartner blog.
DiMaio says agencies have practically outsourced open gov duties to experts. There is also a trend of agencies following best practices that may not be the most effective.
He writes, “The key question is not ‘who has done what before?’, but ‘how can I apply these principles to my specific situation?’. Good practices are a source of inspiration, but only after having done one’s homework about relevance and priorities in relation to the agency’s strategic objectives.”