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 »
You need to market this by advertising on all of your bureau web sites internally for the employees and externally for the public. Perhaps management should bring it up at meetings too. As a small time employee, I was not aware of this brilliant concept until today.
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 »
Do you think it's important for Treasury to work with citizens to deliver services & execute core missions? If so, you can vote for this idea or a leave a comment supporting this idea. And if you've got a better idea, submit your own!
Here is a link to paper written by Richard G. Little (University of Southern California - School of Policy Planning and Development) on the idea of using infrastructure projects that generate revenue to encourage investment in rebuilding the country's infrastructure. Because the funds are invested only in projects that generate revenue, the money spent is recovered plus interest. The focus of the paper is on rebuilding ...more »
Treasury can make better information available faster and at lower cost by leveraging the global movement to the use of eXtensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL). This open global information standard is subject to robust validation and low-cost, continuous quality improvement. Australia and the Netherlands have government-wide adoption programs; the UK's HMRC is using it for tax reporting; the International Accounting ...more »
America has a very large international balance of payments deficit. One of the best ways to encourage exports by American businesses, and encourage imports by those living abroad, is to end the practice of imposing income taxes on individuals’ worldwide income. Section 911 of the US Tax Code penalizes Americans abroad vis-à-vis their foreign counterparts by raising the cost of employment and living. Americans abroad frequently ...more »
The hold time at the Internal Revenue Service call centers is not good and has been a hot topic this past year. Training more employees to assist with peak times on specific notices would be beneficial, but as one who works in a call site I see alternatives. The recorded informational messages could be "NOTICE Specific" to direct callers to seek other sources even though they are already mentioned on notices ...more »
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 your 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 -- Your OpenGov Team members, ...more »
Taking under consideration the mess we are in. I would think our Govt. needs to be held accountable for promisses made, confront those who are corrupt, move to establish a stonger enforcment of laws. Those who would seek to destroy our country should be punished. Secure our boarders and for those who are in our country, that are practicitng war games to over throw our country( 300 at last count). Get rid of them before ...more »
A pilot project to build a next-gen Dept of Treasury portal for the Federal Community Cloud. The idea is to build a suite of opensocial portals, one at each Federal Agency, based on The Open Stack that will enable communication with all opensocial partners.
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 »
We will save trillions of tax payer dollars if we the people, the common wealth and the issuance of our currency were done by government and for the people. Look into bonds, greenbacks, and all possible alternatives to get the economy functioning. In order for a free market to function we need the 6 pillars in place. So far, all have been destroyed by Wall Street and the ever present menace of conglomeration which crushes ...more »
Federal Tax Return Data of residents should be made available directly to city tax departments. At present this information is only available in Ohio at least through agencies such as RITA with lobbying power.
My idea is to repeal the federal income tax as we know it. Instead, institute a 5% federal sales tax on all consumer goods. I know that this sounds drastic but read further,please. In todays business world there are so many people that are self employed and fall behind on their taxes because of an inability to make ends meet or math? Under this idea ,and foward thinking everyone not the rich , middle class, and not the ...more »