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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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: New Strategies and Techniques

International Association for Public Participation (IAP2)

For nearly two decades IAP2 has been recognized as a global authority for practices and principles for authentic and effective public involvement, citizen engagement and consensus building. Through broad collaboration IAP2 has developed Principles and Ethics for authentic public participation that are widely accepted and practiced. IAP2's Core Values include: 1. Public participation is based on the belief that those ...more »

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Redirect Secret Intelligence Toward Open Democratic Intelligence

I have five longer proposals up, on Electoral, Intelligence, National Security, and Governance Reform, as well as an Open Source Agency that enables the reforms and reconnects citizens to information and power, but it has been suggested I offer a simplified variation for general consideration. 1. Stop spending $65 billion a year on secret intelligence that ignores 80% of what can be known in 183 languages (but is not ...more »

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National Security Reform

28 May 09. Responding to comment: Re-Invention would be better than Reform but I cannot change that now. National Security is spending $1 trillion a year against ONE of the ten high-level threats to humanity (Inter-State War) and is completely inept (terrorism, crime, civil war) or unintentested in the others (poverty, infectious disease, environmental degradation, genocide, other atrocities (includes human trafficking), ...more »

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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 »

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Quit Apologizing To Rabid-Right Nonsense - Sotomayor, et al.

In wcdcc-discuss@yahoogroups.com, "jim" wrote: Judge Sonia Sotomayor is an outstanding nominee for Supreme Court Justice. http://my.barackobama.com/page/content/introducingsotomayor/ Judge Sotomayer is beyond exceptionally well qualified; someone we can proudly support without qualification. Just check her long resume. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonia_Sotomayor/ It is appalling and disgusting -- the garbage-attacks ...more »

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