Making Data More Accessible

8 Open Government Data Principles

The eight Open Government Data Principles should be implemented, making all government data: complete, primary, timely, accessible, machine processable, non-discriminatory, non-proprietary, and license-free. (see: http://resource.org/8_principles.html)

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Making Government Operations More Open

Procedural Information

Agencies should create real-time access to procedural information that allows for participation in government affairs, including schedules, transcripts or webcasts of meetings, and dockets and other official documentation -- the same information that lobbyists and agency employees rely on to participate in governance.

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Records Management

Avoid Paper-Based Processes

Paper-based processes should be digitized.

 

Electronic reporting systems should be devised for all public filings, and the information should be fed directly into online databases.

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Making Data More Accessible

Comprehensive Data Audit

Agencies should undertake a comprehensive audit of their information, and the processes they use to collect it. The audit should focus on providing a comprehensive inventory of all data collected by the agency, agency engagement online, and electronic record-keeping practices.

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Strategic Planning and Budgeting

Create an Open Government Task Force Across All Three Branches

Top officials from the executive, legislative, and judicial branches should better coordinate their strategic development. An Advisory Committee should consist of top officials from within government, and leaders from outside government.

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