D.C. Major Gray appoints open gov advisory group. But will it last?

Washington D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray appointed a 15-member advisory group Wednesday, one of several initiatives to roll out the open government directive he promulgated in July.

The Open Government Advisory Group is mostly composed of members of the administration, like Office of Open Government director Traci Hughes, Office of the Chief Technology Officer CTO Rob Mancini and Ayesha Abbasi from the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development.

But there’s also a handful of open government advocates like Robert Becker, a board member of the D.C. Open Government Coalition, and Code for DC’s Justin Grimes. Continue>>>