Legal & Policy Challenges

Mandatory Exit Strategy

My idea is to require any major or minor initiative or bill in congress to outline a minimum of two exit strategies. As any bill exits committee and enters open debate, it must articulate how its effects are intended to work and what mitigation strategies will be used to ensure it maintains its rightful purpose. Each bill will delineate a time frame for objective completion and address optimum as well as adverse scenarios. ...more »

Submitted by (@zauberer44)

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Making Government Operations More Open

Revise OMB Circular A-123

Under the Bush administration, OMB Circular A-123, formerly a "management controls" guidance for federal agencies, was revised, making it an "internal control" guidance. Significantly, the revised circular emphasized federal activities as insular and accountable to the President. Circular A-123 once was an important tool for allowing the President, Congress and the public to have oversight of government programs, expenditures ...more »

Submitted by (@lewisplan)

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Performance Appraisal

Accountability/Reward Employees

Create a web based accountability and reward system for all employees or organizations which receive federal taxpayer funds using open source web based content management systems to reduce any overhead. For example, allow local citizens to evaluate the performance of employees motivating the lowest performers to improve by being publicly identified, and financially rewarding the top performers for their service to the ...more »

Submitted by (@jongalt)

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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 »

Submitted by (@paul.weiss)

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New Strategies and Techniques

Harnessing the Power of the Crowd

The concept of “crowd-sourced accountability” -- opening up data for the public to analyze and serve as the government’s eyes and ears to spot potential misuse of government funds -- offers intriguing possibilities. But it also raises an important question for government officials, spanning the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board, the Government Accountability Office, federal agencies, states, and localities: ...more »

Submitted by (@andrew.mclauchlin)

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Between Federal Agencies

Have Federal Employees Twitter/Microblog their Work/Results

I think that Federal Employees across the nation should Tweet the project that they are working on, or tasks they are completing. Once a day, twice a week, whatever. We could then create individual networks for specific Agencies, Departments, and Offices, so the American people can track the progress employees are making. The information could then be compiled at the end of the week to give a graphical representation ...more »

Submitted by (@schublakhan)

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