(@silona)

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Make all online documentation citable to a paragraph level

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 »

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(@lakeshiahardy)

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The General Public's Right to Expose Corrupt Public Servants

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 »

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(@mbaish)

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DOJ Legislative Histories

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.

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Solicit public input on inmate activities

Background: The Bureau of Prisons manages over 200,000 inmates, about one tenth of whom, as employees of Federal Prison Industries (FPI), are currently productively engaged in manufacturing. All of us have a fundamental need to play a meaningful role in society, and prison inmates are no exception. Learning how to play a constructive role in society is a key element of rehabilitation. In many cases inmates have never... more »

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(@rbwpenn)

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Online Public Access to Victims Complaints and The Responses

I would like to see a method that would allow public oversight concerning law enforcement and DOJ responses to formal complaints about criminal activity/victimization. Separately we could press for the inclusion of organized stalking, or stalking by three or more perpetrators as a distinct category. Ideally, I would like to see an ONLINE daily or weekly log accessible to the public, showing all the different categories... more »

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(@hankinchris)

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Better leverage open source software and open IT

The 1,600 members of Open Source for America are dedicated to supporting and guiding federal efforts to make the US government more open through the use of open source software. We have established recommendations for all agencies to consider in their Open Government Plans, with these recommendations especially highlighting the need to remove barriers to the successful leveraging of open source software and open IT more... more »

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(@ahmadreza)

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National We-Tip Line : www.tip.gov

I am rather perplexed about there not being a Virtual Tip line.

For issues such as drugs or prostitution or other crimes
a Virtual Drop Box is just what the Doctor ordered.

Just like there is a 911 (national Emergency),
there needs to be a 411 Line with Regards to Tips.

REPORT: (A) Prostitution, (B) Drugs, (C) Crime, (D) Organized Crime, (E) Govt Corruption, (F) Local Police Corruption.

Prostitution is a huge problem... more »

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(@dagoflores)

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Government - Society Communication by Forums

All Government Agencies, Representatives, Senators, etc. should by Law, create a Forum, structured by Topics, in which all citizens might post Complaints, Doubts, Observations, Praise or Congratulations Messages, which the ForumĀ“s organization must reply, in Public, in the Forum, in a reasonable lapse of time.

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(@renesugar)

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A means to report financial waste in law enforcement

There needs to be some place to report financial waste in law enforcement.


It looks like a lot of money is being wasted when someone is sentenced to up to 8 years in prison for stealing a $3.99 bag of shredded cheese.


A life sentence for 0.03 grams of methamphetamine is not the best use of resources either.

A way for defendants to get a somewhat reduced sentence in exchange for information leading to the conviction... more »

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(@browngirl55)

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Organized stalking

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 »

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(@megan.eskey)

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Develop an OpenDOJ Social Strategy

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 »

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