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(@tld53389)

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Consolidate purchasing and administration for prescription benefits for federal health care expenditures

The Federal government already pays for between 40 and 50 percent of the health care in the United States. How? When you include active military, VA, medicare, medicaid, federal employees, children, and disability care, the number ranges between 40 and 50 percent. Yet, the payment structure, administration, and prescription lists are vastly different across programs and agencies. It is a well acknowledged fact that prescription ...more »

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(@christoffeddleman)

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define national security and how it relates to public interest

i appreciate our armed forces for protecting me for so many years but for the life of me i dont understand what we are being protected from nowdays in todays climate,creating openness and transparancy to me does not say lets build fences to keep people out it means lets build bridges so that people have a better sence of how flow can change socity ,keeping that flow going is difficult but essential , so to break ...more »

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(@joegoldman)

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Direct the Federal Executive Boards (FEBs) to develop plans for collaborative projects that engage the public on regional issues

Most of the Federal government is actually not based in Washington, DC. Approximately 88 percent of all Federal employees work outside the National Capital Region. Federal programs have their impact largely through the actions of the field representatives of the departments and agencies. The Federal Executive Boards are a forum for communication and collaboration among Federal agencies outside of Washington, DC. The ...more »

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(@lisablomgrenbingham)

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Support Interagency Collaboration

To support collaborative governance, agencies need to share information and expertise. Agencies need a shared platform for collaborative governance. Historically, the Administrative Conference of the United States played an important role in the growth of dispute resolution, and could serve a similar function more broadly for collaborative governance, provided it was interdisciplinary and not focused on law. Moreover, ...more »

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(@gundersen)

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Rewrite Congress's Job Description

Economists, bankers, and regulators—all failed to protect us from the financial crisis we’re now facing. And they will again—because their job description does not require them to regularly review and revise the entire framework of financial regulation. But Congress might well succeed where these others have so often failed if it rewrites its own job description to include this task. Recurrent financial crises point ...more »

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(@regs22)

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Government version of an Institutional Repository using Knowledge Management techniques

I have often heard, when someone is referring to the US government, that the right hand doesn't know what the left hand is doing. We are still even now, emerging from the Cold War era thinking that keeping secrets, even amongst those individuals who are thought to be on the same side, is the best way to operate. This type of thinking should no longer be enabled. Our world has grown larger due to the advancements ...more »

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(@tina00)

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Embracing Collaboration by Creating Active Bodies and Creating Active Zones

The best way to change the culture of government to embrace collaboration is: Collaborative behavior is not a stand-alone feature in a culture climate. Collaboration is nested with just a few other activities, including energy-awareness, being healthier and fit. The best way to change the culture of government to embrace collaboration is by implementing a multi-faceted wellness and fitness initiative that already has ...more »

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(@john.george)

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Protecting Stimulus Funds from Fraud Waste and Abuse

Cooperation between federal agencies and between federal, state, and local governments will be important to combat Fraud, Waste and Abuse of stimulus funds. Governments should implement an effective business process and proven solutions to capture and analyze the allegations that are received across government agencies and the GAO FraudNet from private citizens, contractors, and government workers. Integration between ...more »

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(@bigjimindc)

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Create SourceForge.gov or equivalent

Create a central source code repository for ALL government software development projects to be hosted and collaborated on. Agencies could collaborate on the development of software systems. Developers from outside of the government and contractor circles that simply want to "help their country" could also get in on the action. This could potentially facilitate an "IT-AmeriCorp" of sorts. There are plenty of automated ...more »

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(@bigjimindc)

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Replace all government agency email systems with gmail or functional equivalent

The amount of money wasted by each and every individual agency running its own email services is outrageous. Most government employees get 50-75MB (yes megabytes) of storage space, compared to the 5-10GB of space the online players give for free. Now this isn't about getting these services for free, but simply letting Google, Microsoft, and who ever else wants to bid on a replacement for ALL government wide email services, ...more »

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(@bill002)

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Develop Coherent Technical Assistance Strategies for States and Communities

In the 1990s, the federal government, in a very rough estimate, was found to spend almost $100 million per year to hire technical assistance consultants to assist communities with the implementation of federal programs. These technical assistance consultants are often engaged to help communities develop and implement public-private collaboration frameworks and public participation strategies as well as other, more technical ...more »

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(@bill002)

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Link Federal Agency Collaboration to creating Coherent Public Participation Frameworks

Many different federal agencies work on common issue areas. DOJ, Labor, HHS, Education, and others,for example, work on similar youth issues. In community, agency #1 may be trying to prevent juvenile delinquency while agency #2 is working on teen pregnancy prevention and agency #3 is working on youth employment (which is often an possible strategy for the work of agency #1 and #2). Each agency will require its own ...more »

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(@larrym)

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Need to Enforce Current Law Requiring Federal Agencies to Distribute Material Via GPO

Many Federal entities do not follow Title 44's requirements to distribute their publications via the Federal Depository Library system. This has been an on-going problem transcending which party is in the White House. It is time for the current administration to follow the law and require all Executive Agencies to follow. Other entities, such as the Courts, which are not part of the Executive Department should follow ...more »

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