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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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U.S. Center 2010 Cancun initiative

The U.S. Center 2010 Cancun is a great idea. You should organize more and more initiative regarding the Center.

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U.S. Center 2010 Cancun initiative

The U.S. Center 2010 Cancun is a great idea. You should organize more and more initiative regarding the Center.

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Passport acceptance at Foriegn Embassies

Dear Sate Dept

There is a new disturbing trend which is started by Indian embassy in Dc of NOT accpeting US passport from US citizens of certain backgrounds. As our visa system is based on reciprocacy, my idea is to start a initiative that ensures ALL US Citizens get to travel of their US passport. If som country does not accepts our passport, we should be agressive in getting that fixed.

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Develop an OpenState 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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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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Social Media Platform for International Disaster Response

The Department of State should establish a social platform that enables real-time, two-way feedback between crisis victims and international disaster responders. The platform should integrate with existing social media platforms (ex. Twitter) and be mobile device enabled. The platform should be easily customized for any crisis and rapidly deployed following the on-start of the crisis. [*By establish, the Department could ...more »

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Issue-Oriented Organization and Participation

One of the problems with large organizations of any sort is their compartmentalization, and the failure of the various component part to communicate with one another. Rather than organizing public input around specific departments, agencies, and bureaus, why not organize it around the issues that effect each. In this way, no matter what government department, agency, or bureau a government employee might work for, he ...more »

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Engaging with the public

Invite the creation of stakeholder forums. For once, use a positive 'pyramid scheme'. Get interested people to head up a small group of say, five friends. Get those friends to do likewise and so on. Don't make it onerous. Suggest they meet once a month over coffee or a barbecue to discuss a specific topic or issue of concern. Let them choose 'syndicate' names. Invite them to share the outcome and thoughts on your site. ...more »

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