Working Together: Governments, Businesses, Non-Profits...

How should we collaborate with individuals, businesses, non-profits, other agencies, or state/local governments? What kinds of prizes/contests should we consider to attract others in working with us? What top problems should we tackle together?

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Stop Political appointments in Federal Law Enforcement

We should address the issue of political appointments in the area of federal law enforcement. I think those agencies that still fall victim to congressional political appointment every four years will continue to remain behind the bell curve of advancement. I don’t think we should appoint someone to head federal law enforcement agencies, if that person doesn’t have an effective work history within that agency. I don’t ...more »

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Protect every citizens right to freedom of speech

There has developed an obvious disconnect between the government and the people. The people that are governed are the body that should have a voice in the way that our country is run. Large corporations and insurance companies have way too much power and with the big banks just do whatever they want. They are not above the law. This administration has the hopes of an entire country to make the changes. There are so many ...more »

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Promote dialogue between Sr. Leaders & Staff?

Blogging tools or other social media technologies could be used to make it easier for Sr. Leaders at DOJ and staff to have real discussions. In addition to helping ferret out new ways to make the Dept. more efficient, I think this would help ensure that the day-to-day actions our in line with Dept's long term vision. Get leaders blogging & let staff respond!

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Encourage peer-reviewed publications by tracking productivity

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 »

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Other OpenGov Ideas & Information Resources

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 »

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Separation of Commerce and State

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 »

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CUSTODY VISITATION - ADDITIONAL GOVT. INTERVENTION NECESSARY

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 »

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Use free, open source software -- and make it public.

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.

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What top problems should we tackle together?

How about the FACT that our Department of Justice has become a political wing of the Executive Branch that dispenses the rule of law on the whim of the President?

 

Thats not a "top problem"????

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