Making Government Operations More Open

Require all Federal Government meetings that are subject to the Open Meetings Laws to be Webcast online.

Board meetings are where some of the most important decisions are made by our government. Allow the American people access to the decision making process by requiring all of these meetings to be webcast on the Internet both live and on-demand. The Governor of New York State pioneered this initiative in 2007 when he required all State agencies and authorities to webcast their meetings (Executive Order 3). It's been ...more »

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Presidential Eligibility - ALL DOCUMENTS MUST BE VERIFIED (COMPLETE BIRTH CERTIFICATES)

I wish to ask our President of the United States (who is a "Constitutional Lawyer) if this country and our citizens are well served by not REQUIRING a Presidential Candidate to PROVE beyond a shadow of a doubt, that they are Eligibile for running for the President of the United States? Mr. Obama, you have disgraced the country and the 100,000's who have died protecting this nation with your refusal to unseal and show ...more »

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I used to live in Hawaii...

...and a "Certificate of Live Birth" is NOT the same thing as a "Birth Certificate" in that state. You can check this out for yourself via their own state websites. I now live in Houston and two weeks ago had a chance convesation with a foreign student who is going to school here for Business. He is from Kenya. I asked him what do the Kenyan people think about Obama and all the controvery about where he was born? ...more »

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Show us the Birht Certificate not a COLB or Certificate of Live Birth.

I realize since the implementation of the Ex-patriation Act and the 14th Amendment, you in the Government Corporation no longer feel the need to adhere to the Constitution as you made everyone Federal Citizens and took away State Sovereignty from from most Citizens, of which most are totally unaware of. However you are still required to be a Natural born Citizen of the United States to hold the Presidency. You have ...more »

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Apply the Privacy Act to All Data Collected by the Government and Government Contractors

The Privacy Act is a very important, technology-neutral law that helps ensure accountability and transparency when personal information is collected by government agencies. The goal is not to limit the use of technology; it is to help ensure that new technology is used in a way to protect democratic values. Social media, such as YouTube, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter, offer exciting new opportunities for public participation ...more »

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Transparency in Obama's Administration (that he promised during campaiging)

Obama needs to produce his true, complete, authentic birth certificate. His biological grandmother stated he was born in Kenya. During his early school years in Indonesia, he was registered as a Muslim - what's with that? His college records are hidden. His wife's racist thesis is also hidden from the public eye. If these people are running our country, they need to be totally transparent (although we do see the ...more »

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Legal & Policy Challenges

Place Everything Public Online Unless the Law Says Otherwise

Right now the discretion to place legally public government information online lies with agencies and not the law. Switch this premise around by adding a legal category that says, "public but online dissemination not required. If it is not limited by the law, then put it online for all by default. Period. This would not change access to legally protected/national security information. Piecemeal legislation to require ...more »

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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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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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