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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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Re-alignment under NAVSEA...

When we were under NAVSEA SUPSHIP, before the formation of the Regional Maintenance Centers at SCRMC, SERMC, SWRMC and MARMC(now NSSA) in 2005, we had ONE Uniform Position Description (PD) for the roles of Ship Surveyor (Shipbuilding Specialist) GS-1101-12, Project Manager GS-1152-13 and Quality Assurance Inspector GS-1910-12. During the recent Fleet Maintenance Audit (FMA) the auditors commented on the different rates ...more »

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Cold War Service Medal

This year marks the 19th year since the collapse of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War. Many lives were lost in America's Longest War, planes and ships attacked, ground troops fired upon. No medal exists to honor these veterans who did much the same jobs as today's military. The NDAA for 2002 contained a provision for a Cold War Medal, but it was denied. Over the last ten years many attempts were made to provide ...more »

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A site like this one for technical ideas related to defense

For public participation, a site like this one for crowd-sourcing technical ideas related to defense would be useful. There are a lot of combat veterans and civilians who probably have a lot of ideas of what kinds of weapons, equipment and improvements would be useful to have on the ground. Example: Helicopters are used to trim the vegetation around power lines (see video or search for 'helicopter tree trimming' on ...more »

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Better leverage open source software and open IT

The 1,600 members of Open Source for America are dedicated to supporting and guiding federal efforts to make the US government more open through the use of open source software. We have established recommendations for all agencies to consider in their Open Government Plans, with these recommendations especially highlighting the need to remove barriers to the successful leveraging of open source software and open IT more ...more »

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DOD Categories

Here's a list of some of the issues that people have been talking about. Complaints, Documents, Education, Regulations, Information Tech, Defense Contractor Accountability, DOD Video Posts, Data Sets, Veterans & Families, Active Duty Personnel, Safety, Security, Social Media, Design Resources. The list needs to be organized, and added to as needed, in a format that is easy for the general public to read and ...more »

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Plan to enlighten US about CYBERSECURITY

Most people probably think this is a boring topic, but here's a way to reach lots of people. Even if the US people walk away with one thought that's a good step... 1. Go on Oprah, come in with a 15 to 20 minute segment worth of real stories, and what you need the US people to do to help you, and help themselves. 2. Announce on Oprah that you are having another "Ask the CJCS opportunity". 3. Announce that you will ...more »

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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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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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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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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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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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