Campaign: Strategic Planning and Budgeting

Require all agencies to submit a plan for open government

Require all agencies to submit a plan for how they will incorporate open government activities into their missions. Within 180 days, agencies will produce a plan to integrate public involvement and collaboration into all relevant systems [human resources, planning and budget]. Agencies must demonstrate that internal and external stakeholders participate in the development of the plans. Each agency must designate an appropriate ...more »

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Campaign: Strategic Planning and Budgeting

Fully fund participation and collaboration activities

Agencies generally do not adequately plan for or budget to integrate public participation or collaborative processes into their programmatic work. To undertake small and large-scale public participation or collaborative efforts, agencies often have to re-program personnel and dollars or look to other program sources, effectively “robbing Peter to pay Paul.” Additionally, many public participation and collaborative efforts ...more »

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Campaign: New Strategies and Techniques

Develop and Implement a National Strategy for Sustainability

I would suggest that the best way to strengthen our democracy and promote efficiency and effectiveness, while making government more transparent, participatory, and collaborative, would be for the Obama Administration to lead the American People in Developing and Implementing a National Strategy for Sustainability. It is commonly recognized that those of us in the United States are not living sustainably today. With ...more »

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Campaign: Making Government Operations More Open

Make It Safe for Govt. Workers to Innovate to Save Money

Federal departments can only become more Transparent, Participatory, and Collaborative with outsiders (citizens) unless those same things are adopted INTERNALLY. Those qualities can only show up on the *outside* if they are valued on the *inside*. However, federal departments do NOT have the internal openness that makes it *safe* for their employees (and those of contractors) to suggest ways to make their organizations ...more »

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Campaign: New Tools and Technologies

Create an Online Citizen Participation Portal

The creation of an online portal for citizen participation would be an institutionalized government portal that would allow citizens to research, discuss, and oversee formation of public policy as well as locate and log community service. The closest thing to this so far would be a hybrid of the creations of the Sunlight Foundation, primarily OpenCongress.org. It would provide a portal for citizens to review and comment ...more »

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Campaign: Uncategorized

Use a Whole Systems Approach to Transparency and Open Government

One of the major challenges with large initiatives (such as this Transparency and Open Government initiative) and large organizations/institutions (such as the Federal Government) is the lack of integration, collaboration, and synergy that usually result from trying to design, implement, and manage anything this large and complex. They are typically designed and implemented in separate pieces based on the concept that ...more »

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Campaign: Communications Strategies

The State of Grace Document: A Self Created Tool Used Around the World to Make it Easier to be Transparent and Trust when Collab

www.stateofgracedocument.com WHAT IS IT? The State of Grace Document is a new way to build, sustain and transition business and personal relationships with trust and respect. You personally write it along with those involved, preferably at the beginning of the relationship. It captures what draws each individual to the situation, your personal preferences and expectations; and it provides a path back to peace if the ...more »

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Campaign: Making Government Operations More Open

"MyGov.gov" --> Customized to What Affects YOU

When you create an employment profile at USAjobs.gov, an email-alert will be sent to you when it finds a federal job vacancy that matches your profile. You don't do the job searching -- the job vacancy "finds" you. But we should create a broader system -- "MyGov.gov" -- that looks over ALL those government proposals (e.g., policies, programs, projects) that match what YOU indicate would be of interest to YOU. And ...more »

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Campaign: Making Data More Accessible

Transparency, availability, and understandability of chemicals and radioactive materials released to the environment by governme

Currently there is no requirement for government and industrial facilities to make data available about the types and amounts of materials they release to the environment. When these materials cross facility boundaries and the potential exists for public exposure, this information should be available to the public on a timely basis. But providing only data is not enough. Facilities should help the public understand what ...more »

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Campaign: Training and Development

Practical scholarship and assistance from Universities - the University Network for Collaborative Governance

Build on the growing effort for "universities to be more practical" by having regular exchanges on information sharing, citizen engagement, and collaboration with a wide range of colleges and universities, especially reaching to students and scholars in "public service" fields. One entity which can help is the University Network for Collaborative Governance - http://www.policyconsensus.org/uncg/index.html Others are ...more »

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Campaign: Uncategorized

Innovations that increase transparency, participation, and collaboration.

Publish all proposed decisions on which the Federal government wants more transparency, participation, and collaboration in a system such as TransparentDemocracy.org, a non-profit (501c3), non-partisan site that allows people and organizations to: 1. Publish proposed decisions. 2. Publish how they recommend the decision be made, and why. 3. See how people and organizations they trust recommend they make the decision. ...more »

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Campaign: Making Government Operations More Open

Transparency for and public involvement in classification and Controlled Unclassified Information reviews

Yesterday President Obama directed an examination of classification policy overseen by the National Security Advisor and assigned the Attorney General and the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security with examining the information sharing problems associated with sensitive controlled unclassified information (CUI). Nothing in yesterday's presidential memorandum addresses public involvement in either of these ...more »

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