Legal & Policy Challenges

Protecting Privacy

To ensure civic participation, privacy should be a top concern. Consumers expect the privacy and security of their data. And the government should not violate federal privacy, data security and wiretap laws well as corresponding rules applicable to government agencies. Numerous federal and state laws require government to maintain both the confidentiality and the protection of certain data, so IT solutions must be ...more »

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New Tools and Technologies

Replace lights in all government buildings with motion sensor activated lights

These could be set to turn the lights off if there is no activity in a room or corridor for 30 minutes. If an alarm sounded (maybe a low key bell) just before the lights turned off it would warn people that they should wave or something if they wanted to keep the lights on. A timer on the switch panel would be adjustable up to an hour.

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Making Government Operations More Open

Open Software Standards Throughout Government.

All government computers should run open-source, free software licensed under GPL or similar and use universal, open standards for things like file formats. First, it's more secure and cost effective -- Linux/Unix viruses cannot spread the way those written for Windows do. Second, the software used and developed will be available to everyone for scrutiny, and public input can be given in improving that software. Third, ...more »

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Making Government Operations More Open

STOP hiding behind national security

There is no open government without a clear directive from the executive (backed by congress) in support of a free and open internet and the prosecution of officials that have hidden their criminal activity behind the veil of national security. 1. There is no amount of government transparency that will erase years of torture, illegal wiretapping, warrantless surveillance, the suspension of habeus corpus, the targeting ...more »

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End the TSA in private and local airports.

End Transportation Security Administration security at local and private airports. These airports should provide their own security utilizing the open market. They should be held accountable to federal standards when applicable, but they need to balance their security, service, and cost against market allowances.

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Strategic Planning and Budgeting

National Security Reform

28 May 09. Responding to comment: Re-Invention would be better than Reform but I cannot change that now. National Security is spending $1 trillion a year against ONE of the ten high-level threats to humanity (Inter-State War) and is completely inept (terrorism, crime, civil war) or unintentested in the others (poverty, infectious disease, environmental degradation, genocide, other atrocities (includes human trafficking), ...more »

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New Strategies and Techniques

Deploy Unused Federal Assets in Timely Manner for Natural Disasters

Examine, discuss and plan for the use of rapid deployment of Federal Assets such as Fixed and Rotary Wing aircraft to proactively support areas in need due to impending or existing natural disaster within the U.S. Time and time again, state and local governments do not have the resources with which to adequately support preventative, or reactive measures to Natural Disasters that our citizen's fall victim to. A latest ...more »

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Deploy Unused Federal Assets in Timely Manner for Natural Disasters

Examine, discuss and plan for the use of rapid deployment of Federal Assets such as Fixed and Rotary Wing aircraft to proactively support areas in need due to impending or existing natural disaster within the U.S. Time and time again, state and local governments do not have the resources with which to adequately support preventative, or reactive measures to Natural Disasters that our citizen's fall victim to. A latest ...more »

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Making Government Operations More Open

Monitoring Data.gov for data relationships that could be exploited to do harm

The idea behind Data.gov and the increased openness of government information is powerful and has the promise to drive increased accountability and spur innovation. The potential for the data to be used to enhance the lives of citizens and improve intergovernmental effectiveness is inherently clear. As Data.gov launches, it will be exciting to watch it grow and its impact evolve. However, the potential for the data ...more »

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Training and Development

The World, As I, We, You May See It: The Strive For The Concept Of "Happiness" And How To Usefully Maintain It (Written In Resp

The World, As I, We, You May See It: The Strive For The Concept Of "Happiness" And How To Usefully Maintain It (Written In Response To The Open Government Idea Brainstorm, May 22, 2009) By Ben Shannon The Intro: Each of us Human Beings live our lives day to day striving to maintain a level of balance, of general happiness. Events can seemingly come and go like changing seasons. Some of us are in a position to move, ...more »

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~The World, As I, We, You May See It: The Strive For The Concept Of

The World, As I, We, You May See It: The Strive For The Concept Of "Happiness" And How To Usefully Maintain It (Written In Response To The Open Government Idea Brainstorm, May 22, 2009) By Ben Shannon The Intro: Each of us Human Beings live our lives day to day striving to maintain a level of balance, of general happiness. Events can seemingly come and go like changing seasons. Some of us are in a position to move, ...more »

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