(@ctb140)

Performance Appraisal

implement 360 degree performance appraisals in federal government

The federal government needs to move to 360 degree performance appraisals, in which more than just a person's boss opines about an employee's performance in his or her job. It is too easy for a boss to be subjective, without a check of getting the views of the employee's peers and subordinates. It's very easy, for example, for a manager or executive to look good to his or her boss, but be just an awful manager of his... more »

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(@jamusco)

Between Federal, State, and Local Governments

Tie federal grant money eligibility to basic open government standards

I think the Obama administration should come up with some basic standards for open government (full FOIA compliance, robust record keeping of all hearings and meetings conducted by government at state & local levels, default posting of all public records online in a reasonable period of time) and make meeting these standards a pre-condition for eligibility for federal funds. I live in Chicago and the city government... more »

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(@m.macneil)

Making Government Operations More Open

Foreign Aid Database

This is a suggestion from a private citizen about improving foreign aid operations. In general I am suggesting increased transparency and coordination. Specifically this boils down to an itemized list of all the aid projects currently being carried out in the world. The list should include the location where the project is being carried out, what aid agency or charity organization is behind it, and the nature of the... more »

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(@robertdavidsteelevivas)

New Strategies and Techniques

Open Source Agency per 9-11 Commission

Create the Open Source Agency (OSA) recommended by the 9-11 Commission on page 413, consistent with the Aspin-Brown ("should be a top priority") and Moynihan Commissions and others, to accomplish three things: 1. Serve as the public intelligence agency, creating Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) that can be used to support the 99% of the US Government, state and local governments, and citizen groups that do not receive... more »

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(@robertdavidsteelevivas)

New Strategies and Techniques

Electoral Reform

Both the Executive and Congress are in constant betrayal of the public trust because they represent less than 30% of the public. 70% of America did not vote for Obama, but to be fair to him, he is the same as Bush--irrelevant as long as we have a system owned by Wall Street. We must demand of Obama and Congress, the latter as the price for not being recalled or defeated in 2010, an Electoral Reform Act along the following... more »

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(@robertdavidsteelevivas)

Strategic Planning and Budgeting

Intelligence Reform

The secret intelligence world spends $65 billion to $75 billion (and perhaps more) per year stealing the 10-20% they care about, to provide the President, their only "real" customer, with 4% of what he needs to know. They refuse to embrace Open Source Intelligence (OSINT), calling it "Open Sores," and are totally irresponsible in failing to provide decision support to every Cabinet Department, every Agency, and every... more »

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(@robertdavidsteelevivas)

Strategic Planning and Budgeting

National Security Reform

28 May 09. Responding to comment: Re-Invention would be better than Reform but I cannot change that now. National Security is spending $1 trillion a year against ONE of the ten high-level threats to humanity (Inter-State War) and is completely inept (terrorism, crime, civil war) or unintentested in the others (poverty, infectious disease, environmental degradation, genocide, other atrocities (includes human trafficking),... more »

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(@robertdavidsteelevivas)

Strategic Planning and Budgeting

Governance Reform

Governance Reform—Coalition Approach, State Power, More Ethics “America can’t be governed by one man and his buddies—it takes a coalition team. The world, and America, have gotten too complex to rely on a single President being elected, and then leaving the rest of the team up to his preferences. America needs to see a candidate for President that has both the courage and the “big tent” philosophy of non-partisan teamwork... more »

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(@robertdavidsteelevivas)

Strategic Planning and Budgeting

Redirect Secret Intelligence Toward Open Democratic Intelligence

I have five longer proposals up, on Electoral, Intelligence, National Security, and Governance Reform, as well as an Open Source Agency that enables the reforms and reconnects citizens to information and power, but it has been suggested I offer a simplified variation for general consideration. 1. Stop spending $65 billion a year on secret intelligence that ignores 80% of what can be known in 183 languages (but is not... more »

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(@robertdavidsteelevivas)

Strategic Planning and Budgeting

Free Obama (No Kidding)

I spent the morning reading every single posted idea, many of the comments, and then posted my own five ideas and thought to leave it at that. However, during the mowing of the lawn it came to me. Idea first, then the short explanation Free Obama. Simple, straight-forward, and the ONE THING that we can all focus on to achieve ALL of the ideas posted so far. Right now, President Barack Obama is president in name... more »

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(@robertdavidsteelevivas)

New Strategies and Techniques

Truth & Reconciliation Commissions

I thought someone else more qualified would put this up, but I see a need to get it up now.

 

I believe we need two Truth & Reconciliation Commissions--one to address what we have done as a nation and as independent states to our Native American, our Americans of African descent, and other groups; and a second one to address what we have allowed our government and our corporations to do to others "in our name."

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(@bruce01)

Making Government Operations More Open

Mandatory Annual Government Agency Report Card

Increasing Transparency: Via an Annual Government Report Card Assessing Agency Performance by bruce@industriallogic.com An effective way of redressing the lack of accountability of government officials and increasing the voice of the people in a representative, meaningful, non-partisan and fair way would be have each government agency prepare and administer a survey of the users of its services to determine the degree... more »

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(@gmkapl)

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Money in Government

As long as money is speech, Congress will be rented by organizations with money in order to fraustrate good legislation. Somehow, moey should be made available at congrssional and stste levels for candidates without resources. Yes, it will be abused but still may be better than our current practices.

 

Failing this, alldonors to candidates must be reported promptly and made available to the internet.

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(@klpetrak)

Rulemaking

Structured approach to matching questions and responders

While "government for the people by the people" gives all citizens the same right to participate, and this right should be preserved, contributing to the process of solving problems of our society shall often require specific knowledge. The proposal here is to structure the internet-based response to ensure that each particular topic does receive response from the citizens most qualified/knowledgeable to give such response.... more »

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(@klpetrak)

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Let's not have "carrier politicians".

The initiative asked the following question:"What is the best way to change the culture of government to embrace collaboration?' I'd like to suggest that one of the ways, and I happen to think the best way would be to discontinue the system based on parties, loyalties to political parties and the existence of "career politicians" that have wested interest in "staying in the job" and are therefore inevitably biased through... more »

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