Campaign: Policies and Principles

Open Web Analytics for EVERY .gov website

Make data about web stats for all .gov public. Figure out single data format and setup continuos release of this data to public with uniform UI (e.g. something like Google Analytics will be perfect)

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Campaign: Services and Transactions

Use Websites to Bring FOIA into the 21st Century

Agencies should use their websites to bring the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) into the 21st century. Every agency should allow the public to submit and track FOIA requests, and to receive responses, on the agency website. Specifically, each agency should have an email address and a web form where the public can submit FOIA requests. All agency websites should include an easy-to-understand explanation of how to submit ...more »

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Campaign: Policies and Principles

Make Conversations Actionable

Government sites that allow feedback, comments, or connect to social media, need to have a clear plan for following up and addressing that feedback to effect change within the organization. Citizens take time to say what they need the government to do, and often it gets lost or not acted upon. This is about the ongoing conversation and listening to the public that government owes to its citizens.

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Campaign: Policies and Principles

Establish Standard Information Required on Websites

Agencies are disclosing lots of information online, but it's very inconsistent between agencies. There should be a minimum baseline of information that all agencies must consistently post on their websites – a transparency floor. The current OMB guidance establishes a few categories of information to be disclosed by each agency, but the categories need to be significantly updated and expanded. The new list of categories ...more »

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Campaign: Policies and Principles

Refocus on Transparency, engage the public

All federal websites should be required to enable transparency into our budgets, services, contribution to the country, and most importantly, inform the public how to take advantage of and improve all of the programs, expertise, opportunities available to the them. We need to move all the mission statements and personnel list, org hierarchy to an About Page. Instead, focus on enabling the public to understand how and ...more »

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Campaign: Social Media

Social Media Bill of Rights

Although individual agencies will have mission-specific needs with respect to how they operate their social media channels, overarching user-centered principles may help provide a framework within which public engagement can be expected to take place. Suggested principles include: Transparency is essential to effective engagement Digital engagement should encourage building and sustaining communities and work to establish ...more »

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Campaign: Accessibility

Bring Back: www.google.com/unclesam

google uncle sam was a great tool for contractors to research without the mess of non-gov info!

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Campaign: Policies and Principles

All Executive Orders Should Be On Home Page

The executive orders should always be on the front web page. These are important for the public to know about. Right now, they are hard to find. Last time I had to do a search for a specific one as it was not clear as to which link to go to in order to find it.

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