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Delaware Government on YouTube

I think it’s great the Delaware Government has an official channel on YouTube, I just can’t find anything to watch on it.

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The most obvious omission from the Delaware Government YouTube Channel seems to be any coverage of official government business (unless I’m missing something). I want to see committee meetings, legislative and executive hearings, courtroom drama, etc.

Delaware should take a hint from New York, where the State Senate has launched a significantly more advanced site devoted to live video streaming of Senate sessions and a beefy library of committee hearings and other important content. Hell, even the recent coup in the Senate, which was orchestrated by Republicans and two breakaway Democrats, was streamed live and available for viewing later.

Don’t get me wrong, I think it’s nice that Delaware government has its toe in the water on video coverage of state government – now its time to jump in with both feet.

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About Me

I am the former Chief Data Officer for the City of Philadelphia. I also served as Director of Government Relations at Code for America, and as Director of the State of Delaware’s Government Information Center. For about six years, I served in the General Services Administration’s Technology Transformation Services (TTS), and helped pioneer their work with state and local governments. I also led platform evangelism efforts for TTS’ cloud platform, which supports over 30 critical federal agency systems.

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