OGI 3-2 – Open, Yet Secure: The Open Government Paradox?


10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

Bobby Caudill

Solution Architect

Adobe Systems

Dean Halstead

Collaboration Architect


The Open Government Directive mandates transparency, but for most agencies, security is of paramount importance. Is secure, open government an oxymoron, or is it possible to strike a balance and achieve transparency and collaboration while protecting sensitive information? This session will examine:

> How to balance the tension between transparency and privacy

> Setting reasonable parameters for exploring the potential of social networks, digital communities and online gaming while maintaining control over who shares what information with whom

> Awareness of and interaction with security settings and pitfalls on publicly-available social networks which are out of an agency’s control