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How can our agency encourage two-way conversations with the public to share ideas and expertise to improve our work? What specific tools and strategies should we use to encourage these public conversations?

Public Feedback & Involvement, Tools & Strategies...

Submitted by (@hankinchris)

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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Submitted by (@megan.eskey1)

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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Submitted by (@jamessalsman)

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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Submitted by (@brian.kichline)

Suggestion Program

Treasury Department should have an easy to find suggestion program that anyone can submit ideas to. The suggestion program should allow for awards which could be a percentage of the first year's cost savings. Awards would only be given to suggestions that are approved and amount is based on a small percentage of the savings (I have seen 3%-25% in various programs)so government is saving funding and most suggestions ...more »

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Submitted by (@triumphfellows)

Bail out Responsible Homeowners.

The housing market needs to fall and prices need to be realigned with what the population is earning. Although prices seem like they've fallen quite a bit already, this is only true if you are comparing them to what they were at the height of the boom. The boom was a result of many irresponsible groups of people who allowed overpriced houses to be sold to under qualified buyers. By implementing incentives and strategies ...more »

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Submitted by (@liventruth)

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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