When the desktop platforms for developers are locked down to the extent that the developers cannot explore new technologies and new solution approaches, creativity is stifled. There are a large number of solutions in the Federal government that were realized because developers were allowed to experiment with varying technologies. It is important that developers be enabled.
The issue is that it is distributed in PDF format. This is fine for those who read it, but if you want to run any kind of analytics on the data, it must be first be extracted from... more »
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.
Can the data be standardized/harmonized using something like SDMX (Statistical Data and Metadata eXchange http://www.sdmx.org)
Building a UI of the government from the top down, which is multimedia (Adobe Flash) so the public can visually see how all the agencies connect and who they report too? From the top down so users can view the highest of government, down to the city they live in. All data could be connected to the agency it pertains to, and its representatives, with picture and years in office.
Example: A Family Tree
Many state and local agencies rely on disparate technologies for collecting and reporting data. Over the years, proprietary and deprecated systems have become the norm in some agencies as a result of IT or procurement policy. There... more »
"The financial operations of banks should be audited based on their quality perspective as well as their accounting principles, this type of effort generates more employment, especially for the engineers involved... more »
I would like to see a discussion on such topics as:
1) Government collects 450+ million in Social Security Tax each year but only spends roughly 145 million on Social Security any yet its... more »