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Educating the Public about Using This Technology

There is a significant disparity in people’s ability to use this type of technology. While it may seem simple to us to use it, many people don’t consider using it. So those people will just not participate in efforts that require using this type of technology. Open Government include educating the public on using this technology. When large segments of the population don’t participate in an effort, the results may ...more »

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Civic Intelligence: Will We Be Smart Enough, Soon Enough?

Civic intelligence is the term that refers to the collective intelligence of people as applied towards shared challenges in a fair and effective manner. Lacking a commonly used name, civic intelligence, though it already exists as a phenomenon, will not receive the attention it deserves. Civic intelligence in a general way measures how well a community, nation, or society responds. Civic intelligence can be intentionally ...more »

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Create a commitee to oversee and encourage open standards in software

In modern times one of the greatest moral challenges we face is how we deal with computer software and the great leaps of human innovation provided by it. Currently, technology and the innovation of it is one of our primary sources of GDP. Unfortunately, because the tech industry changes so rapidly and is so young there is a striking amount of disorganization, lack of stability, and more importantly outwardly unethical ...more »

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GOVERNMENT LANGUAGE and JARGON terminologies need to be simple and clear meaning words...

I am concerned about multiple sectors of our society creating new terminologies and having them become an almost language onto themselves so as to cover up their desire to become more complex and detached. Example: Proprietary, Confidential, or not for public disclosure, is really "SECRET of, by or from"; But, by using the terms proprietary, confidential, or not for public consumption or disclosure, institutions ...more »

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Hold Federal managers accountable

In cases where Federal managers have multiple discrimination (EEO) complaints and employee grievances filed against them, investigation by higher supervisory authorities should be triggered and a safe environment for employees to candidly and freely raise their concerns with individual managers should be created.

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Reduce Federal Spending by ending warrantless wiretapping.

The return on investment is poor for this Federal program. It costs a lot of money to provided lawyers to defend spying on Americans. Furthermore, there are costs for analysts, transcribers and computer systems needed to record American's phone calls. Then there are costs for data mining, writing reports, printing reports and eventually ignoring reports. If we the people actually benefited in any way, the costs would ...more »

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Promote diversity in communication strategies

An additional open government principle might be: employ a diverse range of communications strategies to assure broad participation and effective engagement of diverse individuals, sectors and communities. This would include drawing on web-based tools, as well as other forms of media and information collection and exchange formats. It would also mean encouraging the use of diverse set of tools for meeting management, ...more »

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Opinion Pooling as opposed to Opinion Polling

Opinion Pool*: A group of individuals, randomly selected from the population as a whole are brought together and invited to share their opinions regarding a particular issue. Using a facilitated process which guarantees that every individual is heard and understood, the diverse ideas are allowed to build and develop together in new ways that emerge from the members of the group hearing one another. While recognizing ...more »

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Public Input On The President's Decisions

As politics and world events change day to day the President is constantly forced to make new decisions regarding new issues each day. Of course the president does not make these choices alone, he makes them with his cabinet. But what about us? The American public should have an opportunity to influence the choices that the president makes. Each time the president has to make a decision on an issue he should put that ...more »

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Building Citizen-based Geographic Stuctures for Citizen Empowerment Over Time

Building Citizen-based Geographic Stuctures for Citizen Empowerment Over Time See http://www.slideshare.net/drichardson78737/sector-planning-and-the-comprehensive-plan-b-9 In order to build a comprehensive approach to citizen-based communications, you have to build a process and structure for that dialogue that can build trust, and therefore citizen-based power, over time. Such rationals were promoted as part of ...more »

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LGBT Issues on the Obama Administration Website

Obama's presidential campaign in 2008 effectively rallied unprecedented numbers of LGBT community members and allies who helped campaign for a new administration, hoping to secure the national recognition of important issues affecting LGBT peoples in America. Historically, societal problems against this community instigated by hate and misunderstanding, such as violence, sexual abuse, discrimination, and isolation, have ...more »

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