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Post Unclassified Contracts via DoD Twitter

CORE IDEA Automatically post all unclassified DoD contracts to Twitter from a DoD Contract account. SPECIFIC SOLUTION Using a free service such as TwitterFeed (http://twitterfeed.com) make this an easy solution to implement. BENEFITS - Ensures the President's OpenGov Directive is fulfilled - Allows contractors greater access to data, promoting "full and open competition" - Takes little or no money out of your ...more »

Submitted by (@sterling.whitehead)

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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 »

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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 »

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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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Standing User Experience & Design Resources for DoD Web Pilots

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 »

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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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Open Contracting Forum / Post Contractors and Accountability

First of all, all contracts should be open to all potential war contractors and no bid contracts should never be allowed. Secondly, contractors such as Haliburton, should be held accountable for poisoning soldiers and killing soldiers even if it was an accident- your agency hired the worst, most negligent company available. Thirdly, there must be accountability for every dollar spent. I'm recommending for the trillions ...more »

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Allow MyPay access via CAC

Direct DFAS to modify myPay to allow DoD Members, Employees, Reservists, etc... to log into their myPay account via CAC.

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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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OpenDefense v2.0: A Next Gen Opensource/OpenSocial Portal

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.

 

Useful Links:

http://tinyurl.com/yks78pg

http://bit.ly/cUrTv8

Submitted by (@megan.eskey)

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Having an Open DoD Architecture for Collaborative Engagement

For citizens, industry, other Agencies and even those internal to DoD to engage and share ideas that are more informed and relevant, it would be helpful to them to understand the architecture of the DoD enterprise, at least at a high-level. This would include such knowledge as the key DoD strategic drivers, goals, initiatives, processes, services, technologies, etc. If this knowledge was shared more openly, as much ...more »

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Hub & Spoke DFARS/FAR

Hubbing & spoking works like mind maps (think http://mind42.com) with terms in each little box branching off to spokes. Inside each hub and spoke is a hyperlink that will take you to a specific part of the FAR. Other examples of this are: - Music Map - http://Music-map.com - Musicovery - http://Musicovery.com - Hub and Spoke - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hub_and_spoke Essentially, this is another way to ...more »

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