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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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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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Climate Research Center in Alaska

Recently, I read in the Anchorage Daily News that Secretary Salazar announced that the DOI was going to help fund a Climate Research Center in Alaska. In another article right next to this one was an announcement that the Department of Commerce was also planning on starting a Climate Research Center in Alaska through NOAA. Why are we doing duplicative facilities. As a tax payer I don't find this acceptable. My idea ...more »

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Collaboration Extranet

It is very difficult to collaborate with external partners in such areas as data sharing, document creation, brain storming, etc. This has been a big problem in moving renewable energy projects forward. Having collaborative tools in an extranet setting is long overdue.

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Transparentcy: Smoke and mirrors

I see most of the off topic ideas had the most votes and commentary. I guess the fact that they landed in the garbage heap tells us all we need to know about your intention with this website...

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use of LinkedIn by Interior emplyees

I have received inquiries about the use of LinkedIn from bureau employees. When I looked into it I found that almost every Bureau and Service has a page on LinkedIn and frequently hundreds of employees are listed as members of LinkedIn. Yet there is no real policy that I have found. It seems that while we don't block the use of LinkedIn we refrain from any official approval. I suggest that LinkedIn could be used ...more »

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Government regulated social and business networking site

After corresponding with people on this forum I was pointed in this direction which seems to be a means to the end that I was seeking. For those interested in this topic here is a good place to start. http://openid.net/docs/Open_Trust_Frameworks_for_Govts.pdf A government regulated social and business networking site for the world to use, showcased across all federal and state agencies to promote corroboration among ...more »

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provide assistance for working with cooperating agencies

NEPA provides for working with cooperating agencies, yet many offices lack experienced facilitators to make the most effective use of the process. In my experience, this is less of an issue when the cooperating agencies are all federal, but becomes increasingly important when engaging with local and state government entities due to enormous differences in organizational cultures and expectations. Better guidance on effectively ...more »

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Marketing to High Schools, Community Colleges and Universities

Aggressively campaign to High Schools and Colleges twice each year. Once in the Fall and once in the Spring. This could become a partnership between the Department of Education and the Department of Interior. Thus creating more Department-to-Department cooperation and collaboration. Send representatives from different Agencies to visit targeted High Schools and Colleges on a designated DAY, in a particualr State. ...more »

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Working Together to Bring About Change

I would like increased collaboration and communication between the DOI and outside groups through inclusive, face-to-face roundtables and public "Town Halls". All recorded minutes and generated reports should be made available online. Live feeds and/or video capture and posting of special meetings and hearings would add transparency. Each group has something to bring to the table. The DOI would speak to policies, ...more »

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Please level the playing field for greater NGO & tribal input

The Interior Department should recognize that there is not currently a level playing field when it comes to meaningful participation in often complex and prolonged federal resource and land use planning processes. Business and industry representatives, and independently wealthy or retired people, usually have ample time and money to participate in these planning processes and to develop meaningful relationships with ...more »

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