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Whither the Citizen's Briefing Book?

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, March 3 2009

Change.gov: Citizen's Briefing BookThis is a very brief public service announcement. Remember the "Citizen's Briefing Book" that the Obama team launched during the campaign, the one that would pull together the most highly rated ideas on Change.gov and deliver them to President Obama post-inauguration? (At least, that's how I and Google remember it. The archives on Change.gov have fallen into a black hole of transition history.) The project was one of a string of citizen-participation experiments launched during the transition, alongside Open for Questions and Your Seat at the Table. So, has the Citizen's Briefing Book reached the president's desk? Not quite yet, say folks in the White House. Given the pressures of the first several weeks of getting a new presidential administration up and running -- and the launch of WhiteHouse.gov, Recovery.gov and other online projects -- the CBB seems to be somewhere down the list of things to get to.</PSA>