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Transparency in spending

Implement a searchable database of every expenditure of federal money.

Allow full search of every check written by the Treasury, searchable by date, department, district, and authorizing law.

Obviously some expenditures would need to be aggregated for security or privacy reasons, but this very concept has already been implemented by banks and credit card companies for personal accounts.

The same level of visibility... more »

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place public documents online and 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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Making Home Affordable

The Treasury Department should not allow the lenders to include forebearance in denying people access to the modification. If you are truly interested in helping people stay in their homes, you need some parameters and compliance on the part of the banks. We were denied by Nationstar because the "balloon would be too big at the end of the 30-year mortage." Your program needs more teeth in it. I would like a copy of your... more »

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New Technologly to help with Transparency

Application of New Information Technology to the Transparency Objective
of the Open Government Directive

While the Open Government Directive offers an unprecedented challenge to Federal Agencies, information technology is now available to assist Agencies in achieving the Transparency objective of the Directive in a rapid, cost-effective manner. Throughout the Directive, the need to proactively provide easy to use,... more »

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Transparency

Ref: terminology "Public debt outstanding" which should be Gross Federal Debt. The public debt is the debt held by the public. Debt has two components: debt held by the public & debt held by government accounts. CBO, OMB and the Commission on Fiscal Responsibility uses the term Gross Federal Debt. The public and officials have a difficult time in sorting through the debt and the deficit. Using "Public debt outstanding"... more »

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District of Columbia Liberty Bell Replica

In 1950, the United States Department of the Treasury assisted by several private companies selected Paccard Foundry in Annecy-le-Vieux, France, to cast 55 full-sized replicas of the Liberty Bell. The bells were shipped as gifts to states and territories of the United States and the District of Columbia to be displayed and rung on patriotic occasions. This was part of a savings bond drive held from May 15 to July 4, 1950... more »

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Can providing for the general welfare be more open?

Citizens should be directly involved in recommending open ways that the government might provide for the general Welfare of the United States because of the overlap between collaboration and funding. If we are prevented from making such recommendations, then how can open resources which are shown to improve the ability of citizens to accurately and effectively instruct their access to government information and services... more »

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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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Capitalism 2.0 - Financial Cold Fusion

professional consumers make money while stimulating the market...social information and purchasing information when combined is informational gold for many different markets and marketers

The System

a prosumer would purchase at a merchant with a system ID card (preloaded with say $50 to start the "reactor")
The prosumer, prior to the purchase would have given as much sociological information as possible or comfortable... more »

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Develop an OpenTreasury 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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