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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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Reopen the Office of Technology Assessment

The Office of Technology Assessment was a respected nonpartisan office whose job was supplying information to congress about upcoming technological possibilities including both opportunities and risk. It was defunded in the 1980's. Arguably the role a new and enhanced OTA would serve is more important than ever. A new OTA would help serve as an important mediator of information to congress and to the publc and improve ...more »

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Aviation

The Airlines industries used 9/11 to declare bankruptcy and used that time to reduce or eliminate: pensions, job permanence, training requirements and wages. This is making air travel more risky. A pilot pays as much for their training as a doctor and has the responsibility for the life of all their passangers. The Government must expect aviation to pay their pilots well and put into place more reasonable working conditions. ...more »

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Military Families -- both active duty and reserves and national guard troops

I am a veteran and a woman. I loved my job during active duty for over the eight years I served in the Army. I scoffed at the idea during my initial training in Fort Lee, VA., when told by a female cadre, that if I wanted to make the military a career -- never have children. I was married and we did not have children until 8 years into my supply logistics career. I reluctantly left the service when little support was ...more »

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President’s Open Government Advisory Committee

The Committee shall consist of members appointed by the President, including representatives of media organizations; nonprofit groups using government data; nonprofit groups supporting government transparency; academic researchers; and information-technology firms. The Committee shall provide the Office of Chief Technology Officer with expert, independent advice on increasing public access to Federal government information ...more »

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