Federal Advisory Committees

(@gregors)

Federal Advisory Committees

National Authority for defining Standards for All Energy Certifications...

We as a nation, have the cart before the horse as we delve into sustainable forms of Green Energy and the use of other energy sources. The problems come when these systems fail, cause harm, or are not effective, but sold anyway. I believe the US government should establish a system of Authority through the Department of Energy, setting up a system which will detail how standards are determined, how often they are reviewed, ...more »

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(@barrye)

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Establish the Federal Web Technology Managers Council

Patterned on the CIO Council and the Web Content Managers Council, this new organization would address all aspects of the technology and infrastructure requirements that will be necessary for federal agencies to plan, acquire, develop and implement the platforms and software systems required for the fully articulated Open Government Initiative. Members would be representatives of their agency's CIO/CTO and Web Infrastructure ...more »

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(@bobby.lee)

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Utilize former Advisory Board Members

Term limits for Board members have caused valuable input on federal issues to be lost. Significant time is spent educating new members - long term members are often the most informed. Create special avenues for former members to provide input, such as separate blogs, annual meetings, to tap into the time investment made into these citizens.

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(@juanramos777)

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REMOVING POSTED IDEAS

Hey folks, it seems that the administration is at it again. All of my posts have been removed regarding Obamas legitimacy of his birth certificate. It seems all of you that feel the same way will have yours removed sonner or later so that the ideas input portion of this website seems to consist mostly of garbage that doesnt really natter to true conservatives... How Sad Obama... You can change a leopards spots but you ...more »

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Appointment of Mr. Kareen Shora to Advisory Council to Homeland Security

I understand Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano has swore in to her official advisory council the head of an Arab American organization whose officials have labeled deadly anti-U.S jihadists as “heroes” and opposed referring to Hamas as a terrorist organization. This individual Mr Kareem Shora who is or was the Executive Director of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC). It is well known the ...more »

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(@rstrother)

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Restore and Strengthen the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board

The President’s Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board (PFIAB) is unique among intelligence oversight entities in that it is composed of private citizens with a mandate to oversee intelligence agency compliance with the law. But in 2008, President Bush issued an executive order that diminished the Board’s authority and independence (and removed the word “Foreign” from its name).50 The Board’s authority should be restored. ...more »

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(@noemachaplin)

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Effective communication for positive changes

Create effective communication on different levels: community, National and International. Participate in High Level Events and keep respectful Leadership. Involve more successful business people with practical achievements, implementing strategies and messaging designed to affect positive behavioral change, drive successful business results aligned with overal vision. Provide training and seminars to exchange informations ...more »

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(@dan0004)

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President’s Open Government Advisory Committee

The Committee shall consist of members appointed by the President, including representatives of media organizations; nonprofit groups using government data; nonprofit groups supporting government transparency; academic researchers; and information-technology firms. The Committee shall provide the Office of Chief Technology Officer with expert, independent advice on increasing public access to Federal government information ...more »

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(@mike008)

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The new "Compensation Czar"

News item: "The Obama administration plans to appoint a "Special Master for Compensation" to ensure that companies receiving federal bailout funds are abiding by executive-pay guidelines, according to people familiar with the matter."

 

I hope they start with Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the Congressional staff members. They have no business messing around in the provate economy.

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(@wintergreen)

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Aviation

The Airlines industries used 9/11 to declare bankruptcy and used that time to reduce or eliminate: pensions, job permanence, training requirements and wages. This is making air travel more risky. A pilot pays as much for their training as a doctor and has the responsibility for the life of all their passangers. The Government must expect aviation to pay their pilots well and put into place more reasonable working conditions. ...more »

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(@rmjones)

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FACA and Consensus Building

Those working to collaborate and build consensus on policy development and solutions and with federal agencies and other governmental programs at the state, local and tribal levels and with stakeholders from the civic and business sectors, have found the FACA, as currently set forth, to be an inhibitor of open collaboration. This has led to contorted collaboration practices where the convener must inform those participating ...more »

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(@lorrainegardephe)

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Military Families -- both active duty and reserves and national guard troops

I am a veteran and a woman. I loved my job during active duty for over the eight years I served in the Army. I scoffed at the idea during my initial training in Fort Lee, VA., when told by a female cadre, that if I wanted to make the military a career -- never have children. I was married and we did not have children until 8 years into my supply logistics career. I reluctantly left the service when little support was ...more »

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(@rgunn0)

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Increase participation of the affected public in FACA committees

Federal Advisory Committees are an important mechanism for in-depth discussion between agencies and the public. Rules and guidelines need improvement, but also agencies may not be able to afford to establish and maintain all of the FACA committees they need. It is especially important to involve the people who will be most affected by the rules under discussion! Therefore: Experiment with online access (and use of library ...more »

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