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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 »

Submitted by (@jojarrett)

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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!!!

Submitted by (@quarzacc)

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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 »

Submitted by (@rgunn0)

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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.

Submitted by (@farseer2002)

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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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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 »

Submitted by (@wintergreen)

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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 »

Submitted by (@dan0004)

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A suggested structure for New Stratagies and Techniques

It looks like the White House folks are thinking of incorporating Open Gevernment Dialogue into the formal structure of government. Good for them!

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Fannie and Freddie

Policy makers need to stand up and take responsibility for their actions. The housing bubble and its aftermath arose from market distortions created by the Federal Reserve, Government backing of Fannie and Freddie, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and the Federal Housing Authority. We are experiencing the unfortunate results of preverse government policies. Yet these policies have not changed and fannie ...more »

Submitted by (@bopaan)

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