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 »
Federal web pilot projects (both internal and external) consistently are undermined by usability and design shortcomings. The reason for this is because few program managers have access to standing, cost-effective user experience and design resources within their organizations. They therefore need to contract out vendors who specialize in the practice. However, owing to their small budgets and the bureaucracy of federal ...more »
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 »
A pilot project to build a next-gen Dept of Defense portal for the Federal Community Cloud. The idea is to build a suite of opensocial portals, one at each Federal Agency, based on The Open Stack that will enable communication with all opensocial partners.
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 »