Campaign: Agency Next Steps

Agency Open Gov Plans

OMB M-10-06 requires agencies to publish open gov plans. (Objective 3.a) http://xml.gov/stratml/crane/OGD.xml

 

It also requires agencies to publish in open formats. (Objective 1.b) ANSI/AIIM 21:2009, Strategy Markup Language (StratML) is such a format for strategic plans.

 

Agencies should publish their open gov plans in StratML format and the Data.gov site should aggregate and facilitate access to them.

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Datasets that can't be released - And Why

In light of some of the recent issues in the environmental community: It may be good to have a list of datasets that the government has/uses that can't be released and the reasons why. Ie. we can't release dataset x because it contains dataset y which we purchased from company z (and due to contractual/legal reasons we can't release dataset y). Another example would be data that is provided from other countries ...more »

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Overcome resistance to change

I have spent 20+ years executing enterprise applications, systems and acrhitectures with leaders like IBM, SAP, and Informatica. One constant in all projects I have led is the need for effective change management and program governance. I would like to see a coordinated change management initiative with change champions in all impacted agencies governed by a central program management office for messaging, quality, ...more »

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Showcase Uses of Data

Create a page that highlights applications that are making use of data from data.gov. The examples should be real world (not demo's) sites that currently are making use of the data. They should range from simple to more complex. The public should be able to submit their sites to list. Possibly to encourage the use of the data prizes should be given out for the "best" sites, chosen by the goverment, or by public voting. ...more »

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Key Partnerships - Engage Congress to participate in Data.gov

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 »

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State Dept Development Projects

List villages/cities worldwide where State Dept is sponsoring urban/rural development projects looking for supporting partners.

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Partnership with States to get Voter demographics online

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

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Getting rid of governmentese

First -- Find a Napoleon's corporal to review and revise the words used in all information shown on your new website. Discard all made-up words, such as dataset and replace with words that can easily be understood by the dumb corporal. As it now stands, the contents of the website sound like a horror story of acronyms and weird words. Second -- eliminate the "choose category" and "tags" boxes completely. Surely someone ...more »

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ADA's Anti Denturists Policy - Data Not Listed With Fed Agencies

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 »

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the oppurtunitities to partner with state and local - limitless

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 »

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Leveraging education system to increase diffusion of data.gov

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.

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Kinds of data that all agencies should make available online

* Publish document retention policies * Publish a list of all data sets (public or otherwise) * Publish a list of all reports generated by the agency, when they're generated, by who, and whether they can be publicly obtained * Publish all documents made public under FOIA in one place * Publish agency's annual budget requests to OMB * Publish a list of all senior staff, with their titles, responsibilities, and contact ...more »

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