The government collects and pays for the collection and development of an enormous amount of information. This information is frequently not delivered to the government in a way that maximizes its value. For example, data may be collected on the processes of an agency, the design of a ship or the number of fish living in a river. If this information is delivered in paper documents or “PDF” files it is very difficult ...more »
When we say that government information is going to be accessible, what do we mean? Does this mean that you can navigate a web site and find a fact or does it mean that large amounts of information can be analyzed, linked and queried? Only the latter provides citizens with the power to really understand the information, to “mash it up”, to be really informed. We have a vast amount of information, having to click through ...more »
There is no open government without a clear directive from the executive (backed by congress) in support of a free and open internet and the prosecution of officials that have hidden their criminal activity behind the veil of national security. 1. There is no amount of government transparency that will erase years of torture, illegal wiretapping, warrantless surveillance, the suspension of habeus corpus, the targeting ...more »
Currently the main browser that all government agencies are using is Internet Explore 6. This browser has been around for close to decade and has been obsolete for many years. Use of this browser prevents government from providing most optimal and latest web technology in information sharing. Currently there are hundreds of technologies that can not be implemented in IE6. Web is changing every minute and constricting ...more »
http://www.ourfuture.org/blog-entry/mythbusting-canadian-health-care-part-i http://www.commondreams.org/view/2009/06/07-0 http://www.city-journal.org/html/17_3_canadian_healthcare.html The first site is somewhat balanced, the second is pro and the third against the last two are both written by people have lived in both countries. Read especially the pro and against and weigh their points against each other, because ...more »
Devices which use electricity sold in the United States ought to be clearly labeled with maximum energy use while being actively used and while sitting idle. This should include all devices, from major appliances to USB peripherals and RAM chips.