[govinfo] Re: Fw: RE: More Recommendations on the Open Govt Dialogue site

  • From: "Neuman, Laura" <lneuman@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "pmcdermott@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx" <pmcdermott@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, "govinfo@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <govinfo@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, "fen@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx" <fen@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 28 May 2009 17:34:45 -0400

Sorry for the late notice - but here are two more that we posted this afternoon 
for your review.

Advance the Right of Access to Information through Adherence to Basic 
Principles and Full Implementation 
http://opengov.ideascale.com/akira/dtd/3642-4049

And

Ensure Implementation and Enforcement of FOIA and Deter Backsliding 
<http://opengov.ideascale.com/akira/dtd/3641-4049>  
http://opengov.ideascale.com/akira/dtd/3641-4049

Thanks,

Laura Neuman
Access to Information Project Manager
Associate Director, Americas Program
The Carter Center




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Behalf Of Patrice McDermott
Sent: Thursday, May 28, 2009 2:21 PM
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Subject: [govinfo] Fw: RE: More Recommendations on the Open Govt Dialogue site

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From: Meredith Fuchs [mailto:mfuchs@xxxxxxx]
To: 'Patrice McDermott' [mailto:pmcdermott@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx], 
FOI-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Thu, 28 May 2009 14:06:08 -0400
Subject: RE: [FOI-L] More Recommendations on the Open Govt Dialogue site
One more idea I would like to draw people to: Transparency for and public 
involvement in classification and Controlled Unclassified Information reviews 
http://opengov.ideascale.com/akira/dtd/3602-4049


Meredith Fuchs

General Counsel

National Security Archive
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From: State and Local Freedom of Information Issues 
[mailto:FOI-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx<mailto:FOI-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>] On Behalf Of 
Patrice McDermott
Sent: Thursday, May 28, 2009 1:26 PM
To: FOI-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx<mailto:FOI-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [FOI-L] More Recommendations on the Open Govt Dialogue site

Added since the note below:

open letter on federal whistleblower protections here: 
http://opengov.ideascale.com/akira/dtd/3397-4049


Revise OPM Report to Direct Changes in Personnel Policies for FOIA 
Professionals    http://opengov.ideascale.com/akira/dtd/3401-4049

As far as we know, the site (or at least the voting) closes sometime today.

Patrice McDermott
OpenTheGovernment.org

From: Patrice McDermott 
[mailto:pmcdermott@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx<mailto:pmcdermott@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>]
Sent: Wednesday, May 27, 2009 5:10 PM
To: 'FOI-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx<mailto:FOI-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>'; FEN; 
'govinfo@xxxxxxxxxxxxx<mailto:govinfo@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>'
Subject: Recommendations on the Open Govt Dialogue site

A variety of recommendations to make the federal executive branch more open and 
accountable have been posted on the Open Government Dialogue 
site<http://opengov.ideascale.com>.  The voting (and addition of ideas) is 
planned to end tomorrow (28 May).

Below are the recommendations that are the results of collaborative efforts of 
public access advocates over the last couple of years.

We are not entirely sure how the votes from this initial process will be used 
in the next phase<http://www.whitehouse.gov/open/> (discussion) that begins 
next Wednesday, but your vote might make a difference.

Please excuse duplicate postings.

Patrice

Patrice McDermott, Director
OpenTheGovernment.org
www.openthegovernment.org
202.332.OPEN (6736)

From the National Security Archive

Government-wide Leadership, Implementation, and Enforcement on Transparency  
<http://opengov.ideascale.com/akira/dtd/3147-4049>

Require Agencies to Affirmatively Disclose Information to the Public, as 
Mandated by E-FOIA <http://opengov.ideascale.com/akira/dtd/3151-4049>

Identify Disclosure Priorities Using FOIA Trends 
<http://opengov.ideascale.com/akira/dtd/3150-4049>

Implement E-FOIA's Public Index Requirement to Start Making Sense of the 
Government's Information Holdings 
<http://opengov.ideascale.com/akira/dtd/3149-4049>

Use the Federal Record Act (and the Budget Process) to Implement Effective 
Record Retention Policies <http://opengov.ideascale.com/akira/dtd/3152-4049>


From the 21st Century Right to Know Report
National Security Transparency (9)
Revise Procedures for Designating Classified Information 
<http://opengov.ideascale.com/akira/dtd/2703-4049>
Agencies Should Review Classification Practices 
<http://opengov.ideascale.com/akira/dtd/2705-4049>
Replace the CUI Memorandum <http://opengov.ideascale.com/akira/dtd/2713-4049>
Announce State Secrets Policy <http://opengov.ideascale.com/akira/dtd/2715-4049>
Prevent Future Abuses of State Secrets Privilege 
<http://opengov.ideascale.com/akira/dtd/2716-4049>
Reform State Fusion Centers <http://opengov.ideascale.com/akira/dtd/2719-4049>
Improve Oversight of Intelligence and National Security Activity 
<http://opengov.ideascale.com/akira/dtd/2727-4049>
Restore and Strengthen the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board 
<http://opengov.ideascale.com/akira/dtd/2729-4049>
Prohibit Secret Laws, Regulations, Processes 
<http://opengov.ideascale.com/akira/dtd/2730-4049>
 Usability of Information (20)
Improve upon the existing e-rulemaking initiative 
<http://opengov.ideascale.com/akira/dtd/2702-4049>
Syndicate government information 
<http://opengov.ideascale.com/akira/dtd/2707-4049>
A Historical Records Act Should Be Introduced 
<http://opengov.ideascale.com/akira/dtd/2708-4049>
Agencies should create websites that use open source software and distribute 
data in open formats that are accessible to all sea 
<http://opengov.ideascale.com/akira/dtd/2712-4049>
Review Metadata Standards <http://opengov.ideascale.com/akira/dtd/2714-4049>
Centralized Digital System for FOIA Requests 
<http://opengov.ideascale.com/akira/dtd/2704-4049>
Agencies should minimize use of copyright claims on gov't sponsored materials 
<http://opengov.ideascale.com/akira/dtd/2717-4049>
Presidential Task Force on Implementation of Electronic Records Management 
<http://opengov.ideascale.com/akira/dtd/2720-4049>
Revise rules to ensure access to original and digital records in 
non-proprietary formats. <http://opengov.ideascale.com/akira/dtd/2721-4049>
Preservation of electronic records and converted records 
<http://opengov.ideascale.com/akira/dtd/2722-4049>
No Agency Business to be Conducted on Non-Agency Email 
<http://opengov.ideascale.com/akira/dtd/2723-4049>
Authentication of government documents 
<http://opengov.ideascale.com/akira/dtd/2726-4049>
Scientific Freedom & Agency Media Policies 
<http://opengov.ideascale.com/akira/dtd/2728-4049>
Scientific Review and Comment on Government Products 
<http://opengov.ideascale.com/akira/dtd/2731-4049>
Agency employees are responsible for the accuracy and integrity of their 
communications <http://opengov.ideascale.com/akira/dtd/2732-4049>
Ensure Disclosure of Past Intelligence Activities 
<http://opengov.ideascale.com/akira/dtd/2733-4049>
Scientists should not be required to obtain pre-approval from public affairs 
before responding to a media request 
<http://opengov.ideascale.com/akira/dtd/2736-4049>
Agency communications policies should also inform employees of their rights 
under the Whistleblower Protection Act and the Lloyd 
<http://opengov.ideascale.com/akira/dtd/2738-4049>
Official agency communications policy should be publicly available on the 
agency's website <http://opengov.ideascale.com/akira/dtd/2739-4049>
Ensure that guidelines for the free flow of scientific information are 
implemented in a comprehensive manner. 
<http://opengov.ideascale.com/akira/dtd/2740-4049>
Government Environment for Transparency (12)
Affirmative Obligation to Disclose 
<http://opengov.ideascale.com/akira/dtd/2770-4049>
Provide Adequate Funding and Resources for FOIA offices and E-Government 
Initiatives <http://opengov.ideascale.com/akira/dtd/2741-4049>
Direct the OMB to identify the public's transparency rights and require 
agencies to post these rights in government offices 
<http://opengov.ideascale.com/akira/dtd/2742-4049>
Provide Incentives to Promote Disclosure 
<http://opengov.ideascale.com/akira/dtd/2743-4049>
New Directives to Protect Whisleblowers from Punishment 
<http://opengov.ideascale.com/akira/dtd/2745-4049>
Create an Office of Transparency 
<http://opengov.ideascale.com/akira/dtd/2746-4049>
Establish A Transparency Officer at Each Agency 
<http://opengov.ideascale.com/akira/dtd/2747-4049>
Create Institutions to Evaluate Agency Transparency 
<http://opengov.ideascale.com/akira/dtd/2749-4049>
Make documents produced by government contractors in their role as gov't 
surrogates subject to FOIA <http://opengov.ideascale.com/akira/dtd/2750-4049>
Establish Training on Transparency Requirements 
<http://opengov.ideascale.com/akira/dtd/2752-4049>
Encourage Legislation to Enforce Transparency 
<http://opengov.ideascale.com/akira/dtd/2753-4049>
Use existing library networks to implement increased transparency and promotion 
of greater use of information <http://opengov.ideascale.com/akira/dtd/2758-4049>

From Recommendations on E-Records Management Developed by OpenTheGovernment.org 
and Others

Ensure cost of records mgmt is built into agency technology purchases 
<http://opengov.ideascale.com/akira/dtd/3143-4049>

Convene techology companies <http://opengov.ideascale.com/akira/dtd/3142-4049>

CIO/CTO panel to establish baseline & set benchmarks 
<http://opengov.ideascale.com/akira/dtd/3141-4049>

CIO/CTO responsibility for records management 
<http://opengov.ideascale.com/akira/dtd/3140-4049>

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