Our guest blogger today is Stan Buch, Director of Innovation and Open Government, Office of Chief Information Officer
Hi I’m Stan Buch, HUD’s Director of Innovation and Open Government, and, on behalf of the HUD Open Government Team, we invite you to talk with us directly about the past, present and future of our Innovation and Open Government efforts and their role in our mission to build better communities – and to get in on it you don’t even have to leave your desk. HUD is set to host its first Twitter townhall discussion April 7 at 2:30PM Eastern Standard Time. Please join us in celebrating this occasion and use this opportunity to share your ideas and ask questions about HUD’s Innovation and Open Government initiatives.
The online chat, which can be participated in on Twitter by following @HUDgov and using the hashtag #OpenHUD, will feature a an overview of milestone program successes and next steps forward by Stewart Sarkozy-Banoczy, HUD Director of Philanthropic Research and Initiatives, and myself. Highlights include the recent launch of this new interactive blog, the HUDdle, the launch of an international prize competition for sustainable development aimed at gauging the ideas of public stakeholders), as well as innovations-in-progress like HUD’s upcoming Innovation Lab.
The agenda for the townhall will include 5 minute discussions of public engagement, collaboration and transparency initiatives launched by HUD since the release of the Open Government plan, followed by an open time for follow-up questions and idea sharing. Participants are encouraged to submit their questions early in the comment section of this blog post, as due to anticipated participation not all questions may be answered immediately – we’ll do our best to recognize as many contributions that address the Open Government and Innovation mission as we can.
If you are unfamiliar with HUD’s Innovation and Open Government program please take this opportunity to review the plan or visit the website at HUD.gov/Open. We look forward to hearing from you!