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Establish Web Pages that run live feeds of FACA Meetings & Accept Public Comments

FACA committee rules should be revised in several areas. 1. At a minimum each committee should have a web page that provides explanatory materials about the Committee's mission, charge and agenda. 2. The web page should allow outside groups to post materials and offer input on the items being considered. 3. Committee meetings should be broadcast on streaming video over the web. 4. Materials should be archived for a ...more »

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Restore and Strengthen the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board

The President’s Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board (PFIAB) is unique among intelligence oversight entities in that it is composed of private citizens with a mandate to oversee intelligence agency compliance with the law. But in 2008, President Bush issued an executive order that diminished the Board’s authority and independence (and removed the word “Foreign” from its name).50 The Board’s authority should be restored. ...more »

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FACA and Consensus Building

Those working to collaborate and build consensus on policy development and solutions and with federal agencies and other governmental programs at the state, local and tribal levels and with stakeholders from the civic and business sectors, have found the FACA, as currently set forth, to be an inhibitor of open collaboration. This has led to contorted collaboration practices where the convener must inform those participating ...more »

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Establish the Federal Web Technology Managers Council

Patterned on the CIO Council and the Web Content Managers Council, this new organization would address all aspects of the technology and infrastructure requirements that will be necessary for federal agencies to plan, acquire, develop and implement the platforms and software systems required for the fully articulated Open Government Initiative. Members would be representatives of their agency's CIO/CTO and Web Infrastructure ...more »

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Department of Peace

A Department of Peace, funded by a percent tax on all war contracts, will serve to organize, educate and facilitate peaceful responses to the causes of war, including famine, poverty, and ignorance. The Department of Peace with be a resource for non-profits, non-governmental and governmental organizations to aid and collaborate on alternative to war. The institution will work in conjunction with the goals of the United ...more »

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Prosecute

Prosecute top levels (to include Bush) of the Bush administration for war crimes and treason. This should include all who have vocally supported outing CIA agent Valerie Plaine.

Moving forward means repairing the past. No more excuses, I dont want to see pictures, I want to see procecutions!!!

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Effective communication for positive changes

Create effective communication on different levels: community, National and International. Participate in High Level Events and keep respectful Leadership. Involve more successful business people with practical achievements, implementing strategies and messaging designed to affect positive behavioral change, drive successful business results aligned with overal vision. Provide training and seminars to exchange informations ...more »

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Increase participation of the affected public in FACA committees

Federal Advisory Committees are an important mechanism for in-depth discussion between agencies and the public. Rules and guidelines need improvement, but also agencies may not be able to afford to establish and maintain all of the FACA committees they need. It is especially important to involve the people who will be most affected by the rules under discussion! Therefore: Experiment with online access (and use of library ...more »

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FACA makeup

Former employees of agencies and their contractors should be barred from participation in FACA committees overseeing the agencies work.

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Utilize former Advisory Board Members

Term limits for Board members have caused valuable input on federal issues to be lost. Significant time is spent educating new members - long term members are often the most informed. Create special avenues for former members to provide input, such as separate blogs, annual meetings, to tap into the time investment made into these citizens.

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Audit the Federal Reserve!

Let support Ron Paul and audit the Federal Reserve.

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