Campaign: Making Data More Accessible

Make Government Web Site Usage Statistics Public

The government should create a standard front-end to allow citizens to see federal government web site usage data. Putting this data online would provide more transparency on public spending. For example, popular websites would likely be more deserving of continued support, whereas unused websites might be properly targeted to cut funds. A good interface to this data might also help citizens find interesting or useful ...more »

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Campaign: Making Government Operations More Open

Require Agencies to Affirmatively Disclose Information to the Public, as Mandated by E-FOIA

The Electronic Freedom of Information Act (E-FOIA) offers a starting point for affirmative and proactive government transparency efforts. The law requires agencies to make available online basic information about agency practices and policies and, most significantly, information requested or likely to be requested frequently under FOIA. Unfortunately, many agencies have not complied fully with E-FOIA, have interpreted ...more »

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National tax transparency website needed

Have you ever wondered what your true federal tax bill is? We all know our income tax bill, but what about all of the other federal taxes assessed separately for various activities, services or products? The Tax Foundation has a slew of data on various federal taxes here: http://taxfoundation.org/taxdata/ We already have a national spending website, and that's nothing to sneeze at, but shouldn't the other half of ...more »

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Group similar/same ideas on this site together, so we really know how people are voting

This site is about ideas being shared and a determination of "most popular" (ie, getting the most votes). As I scrolled through 4-5 pages of ideas, I see many repeated ideas. For example I saw:

 

- 6 or 7 ideas aimed at legalizing marajuana

- 4-5 about single payer health-care

- several about ending torture (and using the correct word to descibe it... ie, "enhanced interrogation" vs "torture"

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Is this really open dialogue??

I feel that if the President wants to add transparency to his administration, and this was one of his campaign promises, he should start with himself. Please Mr. Obama, if you love this country and respect its constitution, you will immediately release your long form birth certificate to put to rest the questions about your elegibility to serve in this esteemed office. Until it is released, until the lawyers/dogs are ...more »

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Campaign: Making Government Operations More Open

Plain Language in Goverment Documents

I support the Plain Writing Act of 2009 currently in the Senate and the Plain Language Act of 2009 currently in the House. Both bills would require that all government documents that convey information about benefits and services be written in plain language. We should extend that bill to include regulatory information as well. Small business (and corporations) often have a difficult time complying with regulations because ...more »

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Protect federal workers from retaliation by security clearance

Problem: The voices of some of government's most conscientious and competent employees are routinely silenced by managers who threaten to revoke their security clearances. While most of those with clearance work in defense and intelligence roles, by no means is the problem confined to CIA, NSA, DHS, DOD and the FBI. Many employees at agencies like the Department of Agriculture also hold clearances. Many of those required ...more »

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Transparency

Dear President Obama,

 

As a committed Democrat and staunch supporter, please open the vault, release the documents and show these “birthers” you have nothing to hide.

 

Also, please declassify the redacted portions of the CIA torture memos, so we can expose the Cheney lies.

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Reduce Contract waste and duplication by making things transparent

I am a contractor so, I am probably shooting myself in the foot for saying this but as a tax payer and a concern citizen and one who cares deeply about each and every soldier we need to stop wasting money on projects that contractors perform that are duplication. We have no visibility of what products and services that are created that could be leveraged if there was transparency and visibility. If we could create a central ...more »

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Stop Censoring the Open Government Dialogue

I have been monitoring this lately. Yestersay the most popular idea was to show obamas birth certificate with almost 2000 positive votes. Now it is gone. This site is a farce just like our government. Just another one of their schemes and they make the rules up as they go. Start being honest and take the criticisim your asking for. You people (gov) are a joke!

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Time to come clean

I may have missed it, but if the owners/operators of this website have the ability to match IP addresses with their voting record, they should come forth with that information. It's called "TRANSPARENCY".

 

ex animo

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Deleting duplicate posts

When you say you delete "duplicate" posts, what criteria are you using? I see lots of duplicate posts here, some even by the same authors as far as I can tell.

 

Secondly, when you delete posts, do you publish a notice of removal in its place, and state the reasons for its deletion? It's a matter of transparency that the public is made aware that a certain post has been removed, and why.

 

ex animo

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