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Require all information delivered to the government to be delivered in open and standard formats

The government collects and pays for the collection and development of an enormous amount of information. This information is frequently not delivered to the government in a way that maximizes its value. For example, data may be collected on the processes of an agency, the design of a ship or the number of fish living in a river. If this information is delivered in paper documents or “PDF” files it is very difficult ...more »

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adopt Dutch Taxonomy approach to rebuild confidence, streamline reporting

Government and industry must stretch limited resources to simultaneously rebuild public confidence in the wake of a sense of betrayal because the regulatory system failed to detect and deal with problems such as sub-prime mortgages and rebuild the economy at the same time. Fortunately, there is already a successful model, the Dutch Taxonomy Project, that can not only deal with the crises of confidence and economy but ...more »

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XML Budget

There should be a single xml document that accounts for the entire budget.

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Government data enhancements (data.gov)

Data.gov should have a crawling program to identify data agencies make available (usually as CSVs) & use a standard page listing the field names. Commonly accessed data should have more in depth description of fields provided by the corresponding agency. Widgets for blogs & other personal pages should be made to allow easy utilization of the data for casual or non-technical individuals. Simple functions could include ...more »

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Include StratML among sets of data available at Data.gov

About StraML: Strategy Markup Language (StratML) is an XML vocabulary and schema for strategic plans. Its purposes include: * Facilitate the sharing, referencing, indexing, discovery, linking, reuse, and analyses of the elements of strategic plans, including goal and objective statements as well as the names and descriptions of stakeholder groups and any other content commonly included in strategic plans. * Enable ...more »

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