Most of the big APIs like Twitter, Facebook, and now LinkedIn have a dedicated core team that spends a lot of time evangelizing the API and working with developers to get what they need. Data.gov needs a Data.gov evangelist who can be the community manager out on the road listening and talking and generally spreading the word on data.gov and its value. I think this is a separate role from leadership like Vivek Kundra ...more »
Many high-profile projects that rely on a community of supporters, like mozilla.org and open office, post a public roadmap that details major forthcoming plans and milestones. OMB/GSA should do the same for data.gov so that the public can see when planned innovations will occur and that they are actually influencing the evolution.
Actively market data.gov to school systems as a tool for education. You need a certain level of sophistication and familiarity to use these datasets effectively. Increasing familiarity with students through curriculum integration is a high impact way to increase the pool of people using these data sets now and in the future.
i would love to see data.gov partner with state and local entities to produce up to date crisis management data for state and local emergency management responders... one goal of data.gov seems to be to enrich/better the lives of citizens and enable them to make more informed/educated decisions within their lives...since most issues within citizens lives lie with the heart of state local entities, it seems partnering ...more »
Having the ability to log into and create a "My Data.gov" dashboard for local agencies would be awesome! Here's some ideas of how this would help: This could create the opportunity to have some type of link to local data through the data.gov site. Local agencies could flag or favorite data sets they commonly use If Data.gov some day offers training on data use and development, this would allow for administration and ...more »
Build upon approaches like EPA's Exchange Network toward federated architecture for data and assets, where standards-based approaches can be utilized to allow transparent discovery and access to data assets and catalogs where they reside.
Link the data into 211 websites throughout the country. This allows 211 to expand the useage of their websites and accessibility to information. Look at NJ 211 as an example. All data information for them is now included for Non-profits to utilize when applying for grants. Create an application for Blackberry, Iphone and Android softwares. This allows people no matter where they are to look up information regarding ...more »
How do we leverage the power of Google/Bing and whatever is next to help people fin data? We need some new thinking! What is your idea? What solutions live between full text and fully structured metadata? We can and should improve Data.gov website search per the great suggestions here. We also need the API envisioned in the ConOps. But that is not enough. We need a way to better tag and expose data Agency data so that ...more »
List villages/cities worldwide where State Dept is sponsoring urban/rural development projects looking for supporting partners.
To some, Data.gov can be viewed as an end-run around the many congressional committees who have official responsibility for oversight of federal agency performance. Aside from general concepts of government transparency, Data.gov could (should) be a very valuable resource to our legislatorss. Towards that end, I recommend that Data.gov open a dialogue with Congress to help ensure that Data.gov addresses the data needs ...more »
Many Public Health Laboratories and their users support implementation of an inter-operable and standards-based federal data network for laboratories so that data providers and data users can integrate their data submissions or requests among exchange networks to improve routine reporting and homeland security responsiveness. The data submission formats need to be flexible so they can be shared with multiple users, deliver ...more »
While attending several Gov 2.0 events last month, I discovered there is a significant "back channel" of discussion and work going on related to the mission of Data.gov. But there is no platform to capture, nurture, and sustain these isolated efforts. Everyone was passionate about data, excited to find others who shared that passion, but each time we left with no way to extend these promising relationships. Several of ...more »
Denturist data is not available through federal agencies. The American Dental Association Policy Handbook clearly outlines the act to suppress the denturist profession and intimidate dental suppliers of dental material to denturists. The American Dental Association and American Medical Association spend big dollars suppressing competition by lobbying against legislation to regulate Alternative Healthcare Professions. ...more »
I think this would let voters know how the numbers game is played in State politics and how politicians can use this information to their advantage. If we all have it then even playing field. http://www.examiner.com/x-19673-Michelle-Obama-Examiner