My initial advice to the task force was that one of the major lessons of the we and Internet to government is that you have to actually do it to make it work. Also you need to look to the academics and the private sector to see how it can be done. The third is to makes use of the policy and rhetoric from the USA, UK and other government but not necessarily their implementation. I am not sure that the taskforce members at the meeting understood the point I was making.
I have to say that I agree with all of Tom’s points here. The only thing I might add is that they should look to the academics and private sector plus the non-profit sector to see how it can be done.