From George Osborne's speech this morning at the Google Zeitgeist conference:
We want to remain at the cutting edge of open source policy making.
So I’m pleased to be able to tell you that we have just recruited Beth Noveck, who used to work at the White House running President Obama’s Open Government Initiative, to help us take this agenda forward.
I can’t think of a better person to help us with this. After all, Beth literally wrote the book – ‘Wiki-Government’ – on how policy making needs to change in the internet age.
She’s a genuinely world class recruit, and she’ll be working alongside the likes of Martha Lane Fox, Tim Kelsey and Tom Steinberg to harness new technologies to make government more innovative and accountable.