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State Appropriations Statements w/Response - Accountability

(paperless) Any entity that is payrolled or utilizes taxpayer dollars: information on all expendatures, down to the "inth". Set up in a format similar to a P&L or MRO- filters allowing search & drilldown. With appropriate email Q&A contact and escalated contact. This information is already maintained on PC & concerned taxpayers would readily help self manage this area. ie 1) I've lived in Utah for my life and would ...more »

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Consider elements of a complete open data ecosystem

Nat Torkington recently posted Truly Open Data at http://radar.oreilly.com/2010/03/truly-open-data.html, in which he argues for an "open source approach" to data, considering lessons learned from the successful open source software community.

 

I won't try to reproduce his post, but I recommend reading it, and I hope it will spur some more specific ideas for Data.gov.

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Gov't efficiency & suggestion site

Create a space not just for improving this site, but for supplying suggestions to different agencies for improvements. For example: I just read about the revised $100 bill to combat the superbill. However, this is a technology cat & mouse game with another vary sophisticated organization. One improvement that might be more difficult to overcome is to insert a field programmable RFID chip into each bill. The chip ...more »

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Centralize the encryption & data protection laws by location

Create a new data source which contains the laws broken down by country / state / province which outline the rules for exporting / importing encryption and which include the rules for data locality. For example, some countries require companies who conduct business of a certain $$ amount in their country to locate that sensitive data in their country physically and not in another country. There are likely other examples. ...more »

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Change "join the dialogue" to "join the conversation"

I applaud the Data.gov "powers that be" for enabling conversations ranging from strategy to technology by implementing this Ideascale-based site. I believe, however, that the site is mis-named. As the great author and consultant Peter Block has said, communities are about *conversations*. This is not mere semantics; participatory conversations amongst concerned stakeholders are inherently different than "dialogues," ...more »

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more international data than listed

Hi I searched for international data and found only three. http://www.data.gov/catalog/raw/category/30/agency/0/filter//type//sort//page/1/count/25 There is a LOT of international data from the government. I list all that I can find here http://gsociology.icaap.org/data.htm I've also compiled data from various government sources into data sets here http://gsociology.icaap.org/dataupload.html I don't know ...more »

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