Policies and Principles


What practices, policies, and principles should guide the federal web in the next 5 years?

Policies and Principles

Allow advertising on .gov websites

I think by now people are pretty good at distinguishing between content and the sponsorship of that content. With all of the wailing and gnashing of teeth about the deficit and the costs of government services, why not allow these government websites to become a source of revenue? A corporation that is balking at paying its fair share of taxes might be more interested if they could get credit for sponsoring cancer.gov, ...more »

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Patriotic theme on home pages

It's sad that our Federal dept websites have very few patriotic designs in them, especially the White House one, which has just a little US flag icon. Also, I think a few historical notes here and there would be a nice touch.

We should never stop acknowledging our rich heritage.

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Option on site for 508 compatibility

Allow those who require 508 features and accomodations to select a version of the site with those features. Otherwise the site can contain any design elements that best display the content. These two different "modes" meet the spirt of 508, if not the letter.

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Project Management: PMP and FAC-P/PM required for web management

It is interesting how many government organizations require the PMP and/or FAC-P/PM for many programs and projects, including IT, but it does not seem to be a requirement in the realm of web management. This is an unfortunate discrepancy, as web management often falls into areas where project management is not the standard (public affairs, communications), yet the intersection with IT and the need for project and program ...more »

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Allow people to submit ideas to be posted for peace making.

We need to move toward peace and to allow people a voice to have their ideas expressed on how to achieve peace. We need to celebrate The International Global Truce Peace One Day, Peace Day 9/21 of each year and acknowledge it on the USA.gov website. Add Peace to the list of drop-down choices of topics we can pick when we list the subject of our communication with government officials

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Why aren’t they?

Why aren’t government web sites top notch already? No incentive. If you want the site to be top notch then hire it done and hold their feet to the fire. Government, IMHO, should hire everything in theses economic times. If Government does it, it only gets done once. If Government hires it done then that company may take the idea and sell it.

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Consumer Product Safety Commission

Small issue but this would be nice to repair which is why I placed this under "Policies and Principles": When applying for a position with the CPSC pasted below is the content from the Seeker-Account Information page presented for the user: There are three types of positions announced: Public Non-Status, Public Status, and Internal Positions. Your eligibility for these types of positions is listed below. Account Summary ...more »

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Don't pull public data from govt websites

See for example: NYtimes article of Sept 15th http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/16/health/16doctor.html?_r=1&scp=1&sq=website%20data%20remove&st=cse Obama campaigned on open government with the Internet as way to enhance citizen decision-making. Pulling data from websites doesn't seem to be going in this direction. More data, not less. And it should be structured in a way that it can be accessed easily and perhaps automatically ...more »

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