Beth's the U.S. deputy CTO on Open Government, charged in large part with enabling the reinvention of the U.S. government. That's the Gov2.0 / eGovernment stuff.

She just spoke on "On the Media," which is a really good podcast from WNYC, of how well the media performs.

Specifically, she talked about a successful government application, PeerToPatent, which uses crowdsourcing to get lots of help for patent review.

She also discussed Open Government and her book, Wiki Government, which I've read and highly recommend.

This really is a big deal, under the radar for the most part.