Challenges, prizes, and other incentive–backed strategies can be used by federal agencies to find innovative or cost–effective solutions to improving open government, OMB noted in its Open Government Directive, published December 8, 2009. Learn more…
On March 8, 2010, OMB Deputy Director for Management Jeffrey Zients issued a Memorandum providing legal guidance on the use of Challenges and Prizes to promote open government and innovation. The memo promised that the Administration would:
In June, the Sunlight Foundation released a mock-up redesign of the Supreme Court’s website. Our intent was to provoke discussion about the kinds of information the Court should publish on its site, and how that information should be organized. We succeeded beyond our expectations, hearing from professional court watchers, legal practitioners, programmers, and the general public.
Today, we are releasing an updated redesign, narrowing its focus to steps the Court can take right now. The timing could not be better, because the Court is currently considering how to redesign its website. Hopefully the suggestions below can serve as a guide. (Our June blogpost set forth the key ideas we followed when building the redesign.)