Strategic Planning and Budgeting

(@shaaslyons)

Strategic Planning and Budgeting

Fully fund participation and collaboration activities

Agencies generally do not adequately plan for or budget to integrate public participation or collaborative processes into their programmatic work. To undertake small and large-scale public participation or collaborative efforts, agencies often have to re-program personnel and dollars or look to other program sources, effectively “robbing Peter to pay Paul.” Additionally, many public participation and collaborative efforts... more »

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Establish the President’s Management Council as the key oversight structure for creating a more open government.

Establish the President’s Management Council as the key oversight structure for creating a more open government. The President’s Management Council can effectively engage Deputy Secretaries of the cabinet-level departments and agencies, providing top-level management support for open government. As the key Executive Branch official, the Chief Performance Officer should take responsibility for directing the overall Open... more »

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(@shaaslyons)

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Require all agencies to submit a plan for open government

Require all agencies to submit a plan for how they will incorporate open government activities into their missions. Within 180 days, agencies will produce a plan to integrate public involvement and collaboration into all relevant systems [human resources, planning and budget]. Agencies must demonstrate that internal and external stakeholders participate in the development of the plans. Each agency must designate an appropriate... more »

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(@mercury513)

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CIO Accountability and Stemming Waste on IT Projects

ISSUE CIOs do not have detailed performance measures and therefore cannot be held accountable when IT projects go south. RECOMMENDATION Develop detailed performance criteria for all CIOs regarding the success of IT projects and how it ties into their yearly bonus. Have CIOs report the progress of their projects on a monthly basis to OMB. Examples of criteria: project must be within 5% of budget, project may not... more »

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Copy the Best In Class

Regarding a surveying the masses...this reminds me of the driver who got a concise advice when she stopped for directions----- “If I was going there I wouldn’t start from here.” There are 50 states trying to solve the transparency challenge…most likely, one of them does it better than the rest…copy them! Perhaps you are wondering how to select the best…good question! …an essential first step....if you can’t... more »

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(@mwdabose)

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Create a Realistic Government Budget Planning and Execution Process

1)Committment - if the project, program, or whatever is not going to be funded, fully, for the length of time necessary, then do not fund it at all. Stop spreading "peanut butter" as nothing is really accomplished. 2) As a planner / manager / technologist, when I request X dollars, I need X dollars. I know that my budget request will be automatically cut in half - at least, so therefor I must request double what is really... more »

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(@rstrother)

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Provide Adequate Funding and Resources for FOIA offices and E-Government Initiatives

Implement a formula that establishes a minimum percentage of the agencies’ Public Affairs Office (PAO) budgets to be spent on FOIA expenses. Without adequate resources devoted to FOIA, agency morale and the ability to fully adhere to the requirements of the law will not likely improve. GAO should be asked to analyze the current funding for FOIA and assess funding sufficiency based on agency size, FOIA personnel, number... more »

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(@catsamjas0l9)

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New Ideas, Goals, and Objectives

New Ideas, Goals, and Objectives that radically invert historical priorities might help. Then reward and incent based on these new inverted objectives. Design (redesign and re-engineer) processes to support these new strategies. Train and coach and monitor progress that is aligned with the new process and strategic objectives. Understand, monitor, grow and change your culture to support your new, desired strategic direction.... more »

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(@ryan.tuggle)

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Create performance measures that help the public consider resource allocation decisions

Federal Departments' strategic goals and performance measures are often too difficult to interpret. We should fix this. Citizens who wish to provide guidance to their elected officials about spending priorities struggle to understand the basic objectives of programs and their actual progress. The tendency for performance measures to be vague, and goals perpetually met, is easily understood in the context of the federal... more »

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(@pauld.kendall)

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No Tax paid Health Insurance and Benefits for any Public Employees

No public employee should be furnished any kind of Health or Life Insurance benefits from our tax dollars by the city, state, or Federal Govt. If they want these, they should buy them with their own money we paid to them by giving them a tax paid job. They should take their money and buy these life and health insurace bendfits from a private company.( if this company cheats them the company administrators should go to... more »

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(@robertdavidsteelevivas)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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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