(@bobbygrant25)

Solution Architecture

HTML 5 compatability

This could be used as an alternative to Adobe Flash because of the inherent disadvantages of flash (lack of support on current phones/tablets excluding Android 2.2 devices, major stability and performance issues). This might also allow for specific apps to be made for the different mobile Operating Systems which as we have already seen with the expansion of the app stores breeds innovation and ideas that no one else ...more »

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(@reesegj)

General

Find most recent additions to data catalog

I'm always on the lookout for new data sets that I can use in teaching. To this end, it would be helpful if:

1) There were a way to notify me, e.g., by RSS, email, etc., when new data sets are added to the data catalog

2) There were a way to sort the list of data sets in the catalog by date entered

Thanks.

Greg Reese

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(@erikanmcnair)

Developer's Corner

Foreign Per Diem Rate Monthly Data in XML

We currently manually download the Foreign Per Diem rates posted in excel on this website each month: http://aoprals.state.gov/content.asp?content_id=233&menu_id=89

 

We import this data into our local travel expense database so we have to keep it up-to-date. If this data was posted in XML format, we believe we can automate the download/upload process that we're doing manually.

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(@khailaahosny)

Strategic Intent

Simplify all ideas and comments by building relationships.

Please consider:

1) Allowing people to comment on any given comments for a certain idea.

2) Analyze the ideas to show interdepencies and relationships between them.including comments.

3)Just counting number of votes for an idea is not usefull, and may be interpreted differently by different realities.

4)provide a structural meaningful for all inputs received and initiate dialogues to discuss.

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(@mwulfe)

Developer's Corner

Data Standardization

All government agencies that provide data to the public should offer the data in standardized forms. This would include both the format (CSV, XML, SQL Server, Access, Oracle, etc.) and structure. For example, the State Energy Data System at EIA provides its annual data update in CSV, with columns for the variable name, location, date, and value. This would likely need to be modified for various applications, but if ...more »

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(@mwulfe)

Show Us Your Mashups!

Visualize Energy Data

I have used several data sets from USDOE to enable graphical viewing of energy data. There are two components so far: one uses the State Energy Data System (SEDS) for annual, statewide data on consumption, expenditures, and prices by energy source, sector, and year. Visitors can design and build their own custom pie, bar, and line graphs. The data should be updated to include 2008 by the beginning of July, 2010, after ...more »

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(@blake.goud)

Agency Next Steps

Federal budget

One of the ways that the open-source/crowdsourcing idea could be used to create greater government transparency would be to include the federal budget. The basic page would show the CBO or OMB projections for revenue/expenses and allow the user to adjust future economic growth/inflation/healthcare inflation to see what it would do to the federal budget deficit/surplus. The next addition would be to include federal ...more »

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(@ncbuyer)

General

Open Up U.C.C. (Uniform Commercial Code) Data...

It would be a very good idea to offer UCC datasets, across all 50 states' Secretary of State Office, for all articles: (Sales, Leases, Negotiable Instruments, Bank Deposits, Funds Transfers, Letters of Credit, Bulk Transfers and Bulk Sales, Warehouse Receipts, Bills of Lading and Other Documents of Title, Investment Securities, Secured Transactions). Dissemination and knowledge of this information would be very helpful ...more »

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(@sbourrie)

General

Have a Help tab

For people who aren't technologists, it would be really helpful to have a Help page. The tutorial is not up to date.

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(@wells0)

Strategic Intent

Protecting the digital borders

We need to have all of the IT leaders in the country trained and cognizant of the information security challenges that face our businesses, our intellectual property and our infrastucture. As technology continues to evolve over the coming months and years, portions of the IT infrastructure are falling behind. Let's create a strategic training program and bundle a toolset to make infosec an issue that gets the attention ...more »

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(@matthewkopjak)

Show Us Your Mashups!

Salaries by Job and Industry

Mahsup URL: http://salary-range-career-industry.findthebest.com/ We used a database from the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics. We wanted to make a searchable salaries database. We formatted the database along the top of the screen, jobs are listed by categories including Job Title, Industry Title, Total Employment, Hourly Mean Pay and Annual Mean Salary. For example, if you want to sort jobs in order of average salaries, ...more »

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(@pbroviak)

Key Partnerships

My Data.gov for Local Agencies

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 »

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