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