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How can our agency encourage two-way conversations with the public to share ideas and expertise to improve our work? What specific tools and strategies should we use to encourage these public conversations?

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Submitted by (@iantrottier)

AZ immigration law

We, in civilization, regardless of society, put criminals into jails and prisons. We thus, create a boarder between us and them. These are people that refuse to obey and regard government's established rules, laws and regulations. Apply this concept to the separation of two nations (different laws, maybe a different language). Why thus, are our boarders not more strictly enforced? I praise what Arizona has done and ...more »

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Submitted by (@mfogelman40)

Pentagon cutbacks Kudos to Secretary Gates

I am a Master Chief Petty Officer SEAL who is retiring at the end of June this year. I have had a great career and look forward to returning to the private sector. I applaud the Secretary for bringing this issue to light on DOD spending. He is correct in his assessment about the number of Admirals and Generals in the service. A one-star in this military means very little these days, just walk through the Pentagon and ...more »

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Submitted by (@america808)

engage in public dialogue with Middle East Countries via media

Regarding the situation with terrorism, here and abroad, as an exchange of ideas especially with Saudi Arabia,Egypt, Iran, Pakistan and Iraq regarding terrorism, of better understanding of the Organization of Islamic Conference, especially the islamophobia journal, and what purpose it serves. Also, of relationships between Iran and Saudi Arabia regarding Israel vs. Palestine

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Submitted by (@trungle)

DoD Promotes Abandoned Product: Windows Vista?

Is it true that DoD forces her agencies to upgrade to Windows Vista instead of keeping using the Windows XP while studying carefully the Windows 7? If it is true, this kind of action is a waste of system resources: human, time, and financing as well as weaken security. The fact is that Microsoft quietly abandons its bad product: the Windows Vista.

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Submitted by (@ceowildfire)

Irans worlds fastest torpedo

I Share and Idea on 03-18-10 By: Inventor; Mr Todd J Tocco of Schenectady NY The worlds fastest torpedo made in Iran, I seen the footage on the new at around the start of the war. I can tell you how they made it. I used to own a jet boat, and when they turned it on. I could hear the impeller driven motor wine, as it gained in rpms. That's what was their power source, but they would have to have a air-tank ...more »

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Submitted by (@bobking)

Extend Deadline Past March 19th & Inform DoD Employees

Currently only a very small percentage of DoD employees are aware of this Open Government Initiative. If there was any internal notification process, it did not make it through the hierarchy and down to the individuals, including Active Duty members and civilians. Any that do know found out from other sources, mostly those that are already online and following Gov 2.0 and the Open Government movement. Recommend extending ...more »

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Submitted by (@robertdamashek)

Collaborate on New Policies and Initiatives

Engage citizens, whether from impacted industries, families, or just in general, when new policies, directives and initiatives are being considered. This could be done via OpenDefense/IdeaScale, wikis, social networks, etc. The purpose of such engagement would be to enhance the quality, breadth and depth of thought that goes into these strategic thrusts, catch issues that might not otherwise be considered, reduce the ...more »

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Submitted by (@megan.eskey)

Develop and OpenDefense Social Strategy

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 »

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Submitted by (@sterling.whitehead)

Post DAU courses as Open Courseware

MIT, UC Berkeley and other major US and international universities freely share their courses at Open Courseware Consortium, but DAU doesn't. It would permit early opportunities to learn acquisition, reducing the time it takes to get young college grads trained. (I'm in military acquisition, and I wish I had this). DAU courses can be posted in the share section at http://www.ocwconsortium.org/share/share.html. ...more »

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Submitted by (@alfredo1041)

Protection For Soldiers

At the risk of being labeled an "Alfre-doh! (_8(I)" I have to ask this question: How about the military developing a type of force-field generator that creates a magnetic or resonance field around a soldier to either stop or deflect bullets away from the soldier? The more powerful the field the greater stopping power. Maybe a "gravity" field around the soldier that upsets the kinetic-gravitational aspect of a bullet. ...more »

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Submitted by (@luke00)

PTSD

The birthplace of PTSD is not only the events that soldiers experience; it is the lack of ability to UNDERSTAND the events AFTER they have occurred. There is no going back, so it is extremely difficult to rationalize an event they had little control over after it has already occurred. Proper training prior to active duty should absolutely include as much time for justifying/rationalizing/explaining what they will experience, ...more »

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