How can the White House improve its open government website?

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  1. whistleblower.gov

    A .gov site for whistleblower information, with resources, cases, and examples of malfeasance in the federal government and links to the various sites where those inside and outside of government can report incidents.

    There are so many different groups like POGO, GAP, etc. that it is hard to know who to reach out to and what processes are legal and likely to lead to a positive outcome. The increased transparency into these processes and into ongoing investigations would provide a deterrent to the agencies against retaliation and cover-ups.

    Links to the agency IGs and other internal agency resources would help…

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  2. Public Participation Calendar

    The idea is to provide one central and complete list of all ongoing and upcoming (formal) public participation opportunities at the federal level, e.g. agency rulemaking and policy consultations.

    Not only would this make it a lot easier for the public to find out about, and participate in, these government decision making processes, longer term it would provide the basis for a much-needed quality assurance process, a more consistent and in-depth assessment of public participation efforts at the federal level (see also the administration’s commitment in the 2nd U.S. National Action Plan regarding “best practices and metrics for public participation”).

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  3. Consider Posting a Link to an OpenGov Community Hotline

    Members of the opengov community would answer each other's calls. This would be a place for people to make new connections in the opengov field, to brainstorm, and to share leading practices with each other.

    People (both in government and in civil society) can simply indicate when they are available to talk about opengov, then they can receive calls from other people interested in opengov who dial the hotline.

    Calls are intended to be relatively quick-- just 10-15 minutes to respect everyone's time.

    I've created a prototype here: http://www.qiqochat.com/9/hotline Since I opened the hotline 2 weeks ago for opengov and…

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