Campaign: 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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Campaign: 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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Campaign: 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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Campaign: 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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Campaign: 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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Campaign: Making Data More Accessible

Add Dashboard Account Management Features for Spending Initiatives

Include success criteria, timetables, individuals accountable for success and those responsible for status reporting, running tally for amounts spent, and reasons why each line item is a "good spend." Set up like a dashboard so the public can easily see items that are behind schedule or over budget by flagging "RED", items on target flagged "GREEN", items with issues arising flagged "YELLOW". Make it simple to SEARCH ...more »

Submitted by (@lfduncan)

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Campaign: 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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Campaign: Performance Appraisal

Anonymous evaluation system

Create an easy anonymous web based method for providing feedback and evaluation on all projects. Every project will have a public tracking number and be web searchable. Those with any knowledge or interest in the project can post public comments and suggestions about it with responses being optional. An independent organization can be responsible for investigating any important items of interest. Evil grows in the dark ...more »

Submitted by (@jongalt)

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Campaign: Between Federal Agencies

Rewrite Congress's Job Description

Economists, bankers, and regulators—all failed to protect us from the financial crisis we’re now facing. And they will again—because their job description does not require them to regularly review and revise the entire framework of financial regulation. But Congress might well succeed where these others have so often failed if it rewrites its own job description to include this task. Recurrent financial crises point ...more »

Submitted by (@gundersen)

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Campaign: Legal & Policy Challenges

Environment

Why is that citizens are the one's that are punished and fined to support the EPA while letting the real polluters go with not so much as a slap on the wrist. Our vehiles have to be smogged costing us at least $45.00 per vehicle and that is if all testing passes. Factories and large production facilites have caused 99% of the damage to our environment, our wildlife, and our water. I have done extensive research just ...more »

Submitted by (@debrabryant)

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Campaign: Making Government Operations More Open

Measures to track, report, and improve government transparency and openness

One of the best ways to create accountability is through measurements that track how well an organization is performing against established targets. These measures would provide a means of tracking, reporting, and improving the transparency and openness this initiative is intended to implement. This system of accountability should include:  Success or results measures – How do we measure success? What are the results ...more »

Submitted by (@arianward)

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Campaign: New Strategies and Techniques

Full line item detail: Federal

Release full details of federal government expenditures down to the accounts payable item level so that citizens can see where the money is really going and make meaningful suggestions. Avoid hiding all detail in large budget line items. Possible implementation could include: (A) posting spreadsheets on Google Docs to make the information easily sorted/searched/charted, and (B) allowing interactive discussion/feedback ...more »

Submitted by (@jongalt)

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