Making Data More Accessible

Submitted by (@erick.gonzalez)

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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Public-Private Partnerships

Submitted by (@owen00)

Strategy Markup Language & 501(c)(3) Nonprofits

Use AIIM's emerging Srategy Markup Language (StratML) to enable potential peformance partners to more easily discover and identify each other based upon common missions, visions, values, goals, objectives, and stakeholders. It would be especially appropriate to enable nonprofit, public service organizations performing quasi-governmental functions to post their strategic plans on their own Web sites in StratML format ...more »

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Making Government Operations More Open

Submitted by (@gregelin)

Standardize URL conventions to standard portions goverment websites.

OMB's Recovery guidance that agency handling Recovery dollars create pages at "agency.gov/recovery" was widely adopted not only by the 28 relevant agencies, but by many states and local governments, too. Accepted conventions around various URLs would be very helpful. Many agencies offer similar functions. Imagine the following: agency.gov/data agency.gov/documents or agency.gov/forms agency.gov/foia agency.gov/accessibility ...more »

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Making Government Operations More Open

Submitted by (@michaelpatterson)

Operations are activities focused on goals and objectives

Government agencies have goals. Nonprofits have goals. For profit organizations have community service goals. The President has goals. Congress has goals. Governors and state legislatures have goals. Mayors and city councils have goals. Where is the government "Interstate Highway" Website that puts all these goals together, in one place, for neighborhoods, communities, cities, and larger MSA's? Some years ago, I invited ...more »

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Submitted by (@michaelpatterson)

Open Government means Open Goals and Objectives

Larger cities have Consolidated Plans, for community development, but who reads them? Government agencies have goals. Nonprofits have goals. For profit organizations have community service goals. The President has goals. Congress has goals. Governors and state legislatures have goals. Mayors and city councils have goals. Where is the government "Interstate Highway" Website that puts all these goals together, in ...more »

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Making Data More Accessible

Submitted by (@michaelpatterson)

Organizing data to make it more accessible

Community development data is generally in no order, it is not indexed, and very difficult to find and put to use. We need a "one-stop shopping" site on the Web, for community development information. Information is not sorted in the order clients expect to find it. We need a "one-stop shopping" Website for community development. Many of these tasks are already addressed, in some small way, somewhere on the Web. This ...more »

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Making Data More Accessible

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transparency

If your really trying to make the government more open,available and transparent why not publish a list of everyone who meets with or requests a meeting with the President and what topic was discussed. Also publish a list of all executive orders past and present, in detail, the purpose and implications of the order.

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Making Data More Accessible

Submitted by (@jz0000)

Open Data Will Enable Democratized Analysis and Accountability

In order to meet the goal of open data, the government should look to create data portals using technologies with wide market adoption, like XML-based web services. Web services such as SOAP and REST are self-documenting, quick, platform-independent, and currently allow for the most flexible access to the data in question. Third parties will make the most interesting use of the data. If a site like Recovery.org focuses ...more »

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Best Practices in government stakeholder involvement

As a former eGovernment program manager during the Bush Administration, I experienced deeply how difficult it is to effect this type of change in government. While there is certainly a need for wholesale revamping of approaches, I believe that two changes can help get things moving while the overall system catches up. Both relate to best practices. First, engender an information approach that errs on the side of openness. ...more »

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Making Data More Accessible

Submitted by (@rstrother)

Review Metadata Standards

OMB, the GSA, or another similar body should undertake a review of metadata standards throughout government (and Congress) and issue recommendations for standards development and coordination. The key purpose of metadata is to facilitate and improve the retrieval of information, making it easier for the public to access the information. At a minimum, metadata should answer who, what, when, where, why, and how about every ...more »

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