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What information and high-value data should we provide to make our agency more accountable, improve public knowledge of our work, and create economic opportunity? How can we make information and data available in a timely and accessible manner?

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Data set of resources for disabled veterans & military families

Veterans with traumatic brain injury can't navigate the bureaucracy on their own to identify all the support available to them.

 

Making a data file containing a database of resources for disabled veterans available for download would allow other organizations to create interfaces to the data and services to help disabled veterans.

 

A similar data set for resources for military families world also be useful.

Submitted by (@renesugar)

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Defense contracts as a data file instead of just text

Public information about defense contracts is published as text on:

 

http://www.defense.gov/Contracts/

 

It would be useful to have a regularly updated data set with contract information available for download (e.g. project name, project id, vendor/company, cost, link to description, link to earmarks, etc.).

 

It would make it easier to track costs.

Submitted by (@renesugar)

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The Department of Defense should live webcast all meetings

DOD should live webcast all meetings for proposed rule making and regulations where the public comment should take place. They should make these meetings available for on demand viewing and have the ability to have that content be indexed for video search. By doing this the public and stakeholders will be able to see the inner workings of the rule making process and make the content and proceedings transparent to the ...more »

Submitted by (@jaorangemen)

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DoD Web Site Directory

DoD should expand upon http://www.defense.gov/home/webwatch/ to include all official, beta, and pilot external web properties managed by the department. The directory should provide intuitive navigation and enable users to discover sites based upon both text-based and faceted search. Once the directory is completed, it should be expanded to include other departmental digital communication assets, such as public facing ...more »

Submitted by (@michaelwalsh)

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DoD Social Media Data Set

DoD should publish a machine readable data set outlining the department's use of social media in external communications. The data set should include all public social media accounts used in direct or indirect engagement with the US public, who the account is associated with (ex. official department or sub-department account, official PR spokesman/woman account, or leadership figure's account used for official communications), ...more »

Submitted by (@michaelwalsh)

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Suicide Prevention Data Set for Active and Reserve Soldiers

DoD should publish a machine readable data set on Data.Gov outlining suicides and suicide attempts for individuals who were serving as active duty or reserve military personnel at the time of the incident. The data should include non-personally identifiable information related to the individual, their role in the military, and descriptive data on the event (ex. geocoded locational information). The data also should include ...more »

Submitted by (@michaelwalsh)

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DOD Cuts Educational Funding without Warning

I am a military spouse living overseas in Germany while my husband is training in the states and soon headed to deploy to Afghanistan. I began work on my Master's degree after living here for two years and being unable to find work. I recently was awarded the sum of $6,000 for MyCAA (My Career Advancement, a program set up for military spouses to encourage and provide for them to receive career advancement degrees). This ...more »

Submitted by (@hilkertr)

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Cost of war in Iraq compared to cost of stimulus plan.

Where can I find out the total amount of money America has spent in just Iraq since this war began? How does it compare in the amount of money being spent on American's in the way of stimulus programs, HHS, Disability help, etc? Please do not take me wrong for I am a great supporter of our Military and I have the highest respect for our volunteer men and women serving to protect Americans. It is just something I have ...more »

Submitted by (@monamutter)

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Concurrent Receipt for Retired Disabled Veterans/Defense Budget

In 2003 Congress passed a law granting concurrent receipt of retirement and disablity to certain retired disabled veterans. Prior to this new legislation all retired disabled veterans, who had served twenty or more years had their disability payment deducted from their retirement pay. The new law, and legislation passed in years since 2003, grants concurrent receipt to all retirees 10 - 100% disabled with a combat ...more »

Submitted by (@weavo4)

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Publish the DoD Telephone Directory

For many years, DoD published its telephone directory through the Government Printing Office. Then, in 2001, the directory was designated For Official Use Only and it ceased to be publicly available. Today, it would be useful if the DoD telephone directory were to be posted directly on the DoD website. (Other agencies such as the Department of State and the Department of Energy already publish their directories online.) ...more »

Submitted by (@stevenaftergood)

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