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(@mdhtx123)

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O yea

Here is a statement, next year Texas is going to vote for President Obama. And we still love you McCain.

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(@fahimbh)

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Citizenship check for college aid

The Department of Homeland Security must check the citizenship papers of college students so that their college (private) can a give them financial aid. This causes monstrous delays (I work in a university aid office). I don't know who makes the request for citizenship records, the government or the college, but could the government leave the citizenship check to the colleges and universities? There never was a DHS before ...more »

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(@josephrizzi)

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Save with Buddy Sync of data verses Backups

Backing up data on tapes is old thinking. Choose a buddy system in a separate location and sync the data nightly or in off hours. This process is faster, more secure and easier to recover from if something happens. Yearly or quarterly tapes backups are still and cost effective, but only data that is not expected back should be put on tape for archive. I have implemented this at Chevron saving thousands in the pilot. 10's ...more »

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(@mockrandal)

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Devils' Advocate

Suggestion: The "Mindmap" and the "Five Transparency Themes" discussions include an accompanying failsafe measure. This "Devils' Advocate" program could operate with similar parameters as the F.B.I. "Flagging" system. History shows that if such a system is not in place at the start of a new program then once completed the new program will have exploitable vulnerabilities. While flow charting the "Mindmap" perhaps we ...more »

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Consider libraries, esp newspaper and magazine archives, part of gvt's responsibility to preserve.

The archives of newspapers, magazines- all investigative journalism are an important part of the 'historical record' of government. To be able to access these records and this research helps put the government data in context. Funding local libraries and particularly making sure to fund the archiving of newspapers of every opinion and size should be a priority for the government. To be able to access these records electronically ...more »

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Eliminating Obfuscating Data

The data universe of our government is huge.

A certain measure of the data inserted into that database

is put there with the intention of obfuscating.

A case in point is the post hoc insertion of comments

into the congressional record of debates.

There are other kinds of obfuscating chaff in our

government databases. The elimination of obfuscating

data would increase the transparency of our public records.

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(@federalgovernmentworker)

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Make the US Patent & Trademark Office Retain Key records

The USPTO has been in the habit of stating that it is not required to retain records on its practices regarding the selection of patent examiners for career development details for more than 2 years. The USPTO claims that it is supported by OPM regulations in not releasing and choosing to destroy these records that are older than 2 years old. The USPTO should be made to retain and release as well as post data on the ...more »

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