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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Legal & Policy Challenges

Get out of our way-stop social and fiscal manipulating

o The American people built this country through innovation and hard work. o The government began manipulating our monitary system and our social identiy and that's when our troubles began. o Close the borders so that Americans can do the jobs that alien illegals are being given. The open borders are the government's method of 'union busting' on a massive scale. It's working. The unions are busted and so is America. ...more »

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Get out of our way-stop social and fiscal manipulating

o The American people built this country through innovation and hard work. o The government began manipulating our monitary system and our social identiy and that's when our troubles began. o Close the borders so that Americans can do the jobs that alien illegals are being given. The open borders are the government's method of 'union busting' on a massive scale. It's working. The unions are busted and so is America. ...more »

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Making Data More Accessible

Open Government Data Initiative using Innovative Technology

Summary Technology advancements like social computing and cloud computing are at the very center of making the goals of a transparent, participatory and collaborative government a reality. In this environment where government transparency is in increasing demand, many government agencies publish raw data for download from their web sites. This is essential but not enough. Making that data easily accessible and queriable ...more »

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Public-Private Partnerships

Level the playing field for innovators.

Let the merit of an idea or innovation be the primary reason for government support. Remove biases in funding opportunities that favor large institutions over small entities. Merge individual or small business innovation funding into the same pool enjoyed by corporations, universities, and national laboratories. In this way, we can revive the spirit of American ingenuity.

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Public-Private Partnerships

Set up a Web site that allows volunteers to schedule time working for non-profits

Lots of people are eager to do volunteer work, but there are many logistical challenges in the way. The Web-based tools that were used as part of the Obama campaign allowed people to easily sign up for shifts doing phone banking, canvassing, bringing food, etc. This capability could easily be extended to non-profits across the country, most of whom don't have the funds or technological expertise to stand up such a site. ...more »

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Hiring & Recruitment

Create Jobs not handout lines.

Why aren't programs like those created by President Franklin D. Roosevelt being used to get people working instead of creating new ways of giving handouts to people needing work? Programs like the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) or Work Projects Administration created jobs for people and made progress for the nation while helping to bring the nation out of recession. We have roads that need to be improved through ...more »

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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 »

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New Strategies and Techniques

Diverse Ldrs/Citizens Address Pivotal Issues & Co-Create Sustainable Solutions thru Orbits of Influence Global Social Innovation

WHY IS THIS IDEA IMPORTANT? ORBITS OF INFLUENCE Social Innovation Initiative was designed to provide a co-creative space and proven master process through which diverse leaders may come together in dialogue to address and co-create sustainable solutions for the pivotal issues and ideas of our lives, work and world. Using this model for public/civic dialogue, we have successfully addressed - and generated co-created ...more »

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Diverse Ldrs/Citizens Address Pivotal Issues & Co-Create Sustainable Solutions thru Orbits of Influence Global Social Innovation

WHY IS THIS IDEA IMPORTANT? ORBITS OF INFLUENCE Social Innovation Initiative was designed to provide a co-creative space and proven master process through which diverse leaders may come together in dialogue to address and co-create sustainable solutions for the pivotal issues and ideas of our lives, work and world. Using this model for public/civic dialogue, we have successfully addressed - and generated co-created ...more »

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