Campaign: Public-Private Partnerships

Open Government Dialogue

I posted this as a comment but decided it really needed to be out front where people will notice it. So here it is. Here's an interesting side note. At this time 14,161 people have registered on this forum. Out of all those members 10 members have contributed more than 10 percent of the ideas. If you categorize the ideas, counting all the birth control ones as a single idea for example, then those 10 members have ...more »

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If God is content with 10%, why should the Federal Government need more?

LOL. Repeal the 16th. Add amendment: Federal Government shall be content with a 10% sales tax, and shall apply no other taxes. Federal Government shall confine itself to its means and stay within its budget. Federal Government shall be free to petition God for extra money if they make budgeting mistakes. All, and I mean ALL excise taxes are prohibited. Obama, give back the SCHIP taxes. That was wrong, and bad. ...more »

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National Idea Bank (proposed by Florida not me)

This is what we really need - an idea bank that the government can draw inspiration from. A bill to create one was passed in the Florida House but didn't make it through the Senate. Since we're talking about a National Idea Bank it seems like the U.S. government should really be the entity that supports the idea.

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Survey

I guess I misunderstood the purpose of this site so I only have myself to blame for feeling more depressed than excited about my experience. Depression translates into less participation of course. It would be interesting to take a survey to find out how each participant - i.e. did this experience increase or decrease the feeling that they were really participating in a dialogue that would be read by the President. ...more »

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Campaign: Between Federal Agencies

Have Federal Employees Twitter/Microblog their Work/Results

I think that Federal Employees across the nation should Tweet the project that they are working on, or tasks they are completing. Once a day, twice a week, whatever. We could then create individual networks for specific Agencies, Departments, and Offices, so the American people can track the progress employees are making. The information could then be compiled at the end of the week to give a graphical representation ...more »

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Campaign: Between Federal, State, and Local Governments

Create an office for "Efficiency In Government Operations"

So many government operations are run so poorly that the term "run like the government" is cliche for inefficient operations. In just about any agency, to get anything done one must fill out lengthy forms, mail it somewhere, wait for processing, find out that there may be some missing information, then find out that you need to talk to another agency, then wait again, then fill out more forms that had the same information ...more »

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Collaboration between Federal, State, and Local Governments

Establish a resource/database that links the sources of information, by topic, of the federal, state, and local governments. This would allow citizens to find info and provide input by the topic that concerns them. For example, a citizen who is concerned about water runoff polluting a nearby bay and killing off the coral. They would have to learn about the various federal laws, any consent decrees, who is responsible ...more »

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Campaign: New Strategies and Techniques

Open all decisions to everyone; get rid of professional politicians

Many institutions are opening up the decision-making process to the entire internet community. The government is one of the slowest to adopt this model. Of course, it would take a lot of thought and planning to get it right, but projects like the Metagovernment and Whitehouse2 are already figuring out the details. In fact, we could start adopting their software in the smallest government agencies and gradually work our ...more »

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Starting a New Deal

Generally I see that a majority of Americans feel they are being lied to but this is actually a case of being stumped. If you have never been stumped they listen here, it is easy to get stumped and laughed at on the way to the bank. So here is the lesson. The Middle East Opec nations may not have over two hundred gasoline stations compared to the 5,000 or more in America and yet to think that they need more is absurb ...more »

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Campaign: Making Data More Accessible

Global Architecture Integration Network Initiaive

There is a key enabler for collaboration, transparency, and more effective and efficient government. That key enabler is to be able to share, understand and federate our enterprise-business and I.T. architectures at all levels. Architecture, in this sense, is inclusive: embracing everything from a multi-national plan to the structure of a database. Architectures describe organizations, systems of systems, individual ...more »

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