Federal Communications Commission

limit volume and life of confidential documents in agency proceedings

Confidential submissions to government agency proceedings limit public discussion and increase document handling costs. I suggest that OMB, consistent with the President's directive on transparency, instruct government agencies (1) to adopt a presumption against granting confidentiality for submissions in agency proceedings, (2) require the confidential status of documents by default to expire in 3 years without compelling... more »

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Expense Transparency for True End-Users

When individual employees make requests for hardware or services, provide the requester and appropriate lower-level end-user(s) with the final "charged" cost. When real users (not managers, admins, or accountants) see the often outrageous costs to taxpayers, they will be more likely to investigate and reduce those expenses. This "transparency" is similar to the Explanation of Benefits (EOB) statements that health insurance... more »

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Department of the Interior

electronic libraries of government documents

Each region of each agency should have the computer equipment available to establish a centralized library for electronic documents. If any document contains sensitive information, then access should be restricted to that section of the library to those who need access. We are spending hundreds of dollars for new shelving systems and floor space to accomodate hard copies of documents that were printed from an electronic... more »

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Executive Office of the President

Create Department of Administration for Core Functions

Consolidate Administrative Functions for all Federal Agencies in a Department of Administration: Reorganize OMB, GSA, NARA, and the Human Capital, Reporting and Records Management functions across the Federal Govt. Manadatory use of the Services provided. Prevent waste and abuse in three critical areas: Training Facilities (esp IT), FY end supply and service purchasing, HR Practices (stratify or benchmark performance... more »

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Department of Labor

Faster ways of resolving worker complaints of labor law violations

We need to do more to help American workers with the resources that we got. Protect their wages and safety and health. My plan is to be implemented to protect workers’ wages, but it can also be implemented for the occupational safety and health of workers as well. In 2009, the Department of Labor (DOL) secured $137.6 million in back wages (wages that should be paid but are not because workers are paid below the minimum... more »

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Legislative Branch

Web 2.0 - Collaborate Transparently

Push to incorporate Web 2.0 technologies into our various processes. Acquisitions would be a good start. Instead of having a few people develop huge documents (with varying degrees of collaboration with subject matter experts) that then have to go through a litany of reviews, often by high ranking folks with little technical background, allow the development of key artifacts in collaborative, transparent environments... more »

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