Whenever you pay to have someone provide you an IT solution, insist that you get the source under a "free" license. Then publish that source code. It not only helps the public; it helps you.
DOJ agencies should adopt use of social media tools, such as Twitter, as a means to outreach, get information out about what they are doing, and engage in dialogue with the public.
To: The American People and President Obama We, as Citizens, tend to believe that the recent Father/Son Goldman U.S.-Brazil Custody Battle only happens between residents of the U.S. and someone from another country. Unfortunately, that is simply NOT true! Most American Citizens need to realize that "denial of visitation" by one parent towards their child(ren)'s other parent despite a legal custody decree/order issued ...more »
The DOJ Library has digitized important collections of legislative histories that had been compiled by various offices and entities across the agency. They have been available only through the agency intranet, and yet they are of great public interest. These legislative histories should all be accessible, in an easily searchable database, on the agency Web site.
Rather than post each of my "OpenGov" Ideas at 27 different websites, I have posted them at the GSA's website (since they are in the forefront of the OpenGov initiative). So, by this notice, the members of the OpenGov Team for this agency have been informed of those ideas. (At least, now, you can't say you were unaware of them.) http://opengsa.ideascale.com/a/pmd/29640-6960 ALSO -- Those OpenGov Team members, ...more »
Your agency is totally secretive, I myself have gotten the runaround on two FOIA requests.
Is this the begining of new day at the DOJ? Are you going to clean up the widespread corruption in the federal criminal justice system in NYC?
That would be a great place to start.
The General Public's Right to Expose Corrupt Public Servants Effective management of public services implies well-organized and law-abiding functioning of the body oriented toward proper implementation of imposed tasks with principles of accountability and publicity duly observed. Neglect of any of the above mentioned principles poses threat to both state and society especially dangerous if self-interest motivated. In ...more »
WHAT Urge governments to publish granular permalinks for all documents on their websites. WHY * Enable citizens to reliably cite government websites on their personal blogs, on public sites like Wikipedia, or elsewhere. * Provide unique identifiers that enable aggregation of citations. * Make the civic discourse surrounding government websites more discoverable. HOW * An easy-to-deploy archival ...more »
Allowing more free access to false US court records is not necessarily an improvement. Los Angeles, March 17 - in response to March 17, 2010 article by Tony Mauro in The National Law Journal titled: “Judicial Conference Moves Federal Courts Toward More Public Access”, Dr Joseph Zernik, Los Angeles Resident, posted a comment, alleging large scale fraud on the people in the implementation of PACER and CM/ECF at the ...more »
Disruptive Technologies: A Holistic, Pragmatic Approach New technologies are emerging at a faster pace than Agencies can swallow. The rate of obsolescence outpaces the pace of change. Despite the new technology flood, Agencies lack a strategy to on-board these disruptions. As a result, they often react, flounder, or simply ignore them. We can solve these problems in four major areas of practice: Leadership ...more »
Over 7 years ago, I became aware that I was being stalked, not by one person, but many different unfamiliar people. It started out with one or more people coming near me and speaking to someone on their cell informing them of what I was doing and wearing. If I was going somewhere at any distance, a vehicle would come out of no where, ride up to my bumper and back off, as to see if I was alone. I had to leave my job ...more »
Now that the Supreme Court has granted citizenship to corporations, now that Exon is a person and AIG is a person and Citibank is a person and Haliburton is a person, what is the point of me donating money to my Party anymore? If Exon could have financed both sides in the 2008 election with only 2% of profits, the Supreme Court has effectively nullified my tiny voice. The Government and Corporations have always worked ...more »
http://www.opendoj.ideascale.com/a/dtd/28595-7036 I just saw a post asking you to be more open with stalking laws. But I would like to see Statistics on the use of the Violent Persons Registry. Not sure if that falls under your jurisdiction. In the U.K. it's a list that people can be added to, listing them as violent or potentially violent without their knowledge. Under the American Community Health and Safety programs, ...more »
I think that the DOJ should create a public complaint website (refer to www.ripoff.com as an example), for all types of public complaints. Then, actually have the government agencies follow-through with investigation of valid complaints. I have filed complaints with the Comptroller of the Currency, State Attorney General's Office, EEOC, FCC and various other federal agency websites. Other than the Michigan Attorney ...more »
Encourage DOJ research staff to collaborate with outside experts and produce peer-reviewed academic journal-quality research by holding each agency accountable for the number of publications in refereed journals, the rate per research staff, or other standard scholarship-rating metrics commonly used in the scientific community to create objective rankings of scholarly production. This style of accountability is standard ...more »