I’ve been a fan of David McClure for quite some time now. I started following him during his tenure with Gartner, having a couple opportunities over the years to spend some quality time with him. One of his traits that I’ve always admired is his ability to get right to the heart of the matter. So, true to form David delivers again during an Association for Federal Information Resources Management event in Washington last Thursday. As quoted in the article by Dawn Lim of nextgov, David points out the rational and realistic opinion that “It’s going to be an evolutionary process.” The balance of the article follows David’s thoughts on citizen participation and even mentions collaboration. Wrapping up the article are the insights of Carolyn Lukensmeyer, president and founder of AmericaSpeaks who suggests that federal agencies need move away from the traditional model of being watched over by sophisticated Beltway stakeholders to a more inclusive outreach approach that appeals more to the general public.