Making Data More Accessible

Online Aggregator of Official Statements

The internet has made it possible to track down and watch speeches you might have missed in real time broadcast and watch them in their entirety. The less notable the speech, however, the more difficult it is to find. If the Federal government put together a web site that was aimed specifically and exclusively at aggregating the various statements (video, audio, text, or other), it would remove some of the barriers between ...more »

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Rewire the US communications system

Use stimulus money to rewire the US for 'the Grid' (the new internet created by CERN) to upgrade our communication and commerce network and, again, create jobs. It is over 10,000 times faster than the web and eliminates many of the limitations of e-commerce today. Low-overhead, grassroots commerce is a bright future for business and consumers.

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Add Web2.0-style Account Management Features for IRS Web site

The process of filing tax returns, dealing with the Internal Revenue Service, and making sure that the right amount of tax has been paid is an enormous challenge that all Americans go through each year. Currently the tax administration process works like this: taxpayers receive documents about the income and deductions, they use these documents to fill out various tax forms, and submit the forms to the IRS. The IRS compiles ...more »

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The Undercover Web

For all anyone knows this might already be being done. If it's not it could save the government a lot of money when it comes time to build the next version of the web. The current system uses IP addresses formatted in such a way that the root servers can pretty much look through something akin to a phone book to determine the address the user is looking for. These addresses are based on a very specific format. Anything ...more »

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