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RE: federal register 2.0

From: Gannon Dick <gannon_dick@yahoo.com>
Date: Tue, 27 Jul 2010 19:16:05 -0700 (PDT)
Message-ID: <984181.55415.qm@web112619.mail.gq1.yahoo.com>
To: 'Ed Summers' <ehs@pobox.com>, 'public-egov-ig' <public-egov-ig@w3.org>, Owen Ambur <Owen.Ambur@verizon.net>
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--- On Tue, 7/27/10, Owen Ambur <Owen.Ambur@verizon.net> wrote:

> From: Owen Ambur <Owen.Ambur@verizon.net>
> Subject: RE: federal register 2.0
> To: "'Ed Summers'" <ehs@pobox.com>, "'public-egov-ig'" <public-egov-ig@w3.org>
> Date: Tuesday, July 27, 2010, 8:05 PM
> Thanks for the pointer, Ed.  It
> is good to see that notices of agency
> strategic plans can be discovered [1] and that links to the
> plans themselves
> are provided in the notices.  See, for example, the
> notice of the National
> Weather Service's (NWS) plan. [2]  NWS invites online
> comments. [3]  
> 
> However, it would be good if the plan itself were also
> available in a
> standard format, like StratML, so that the goal and
> objective statements it
> contains could be discretely indexed and made available for
> discovery and
> explicit commenting not only in NWS's stovepipe system but
> any other
> StratML-enabled service citizens may choose to use to keep
> track of what
> their government is trying to accomplish.
> 
> Owen
> 
> [1]
> http://www.federalregister.gov/articles/search?conditions%5Bstart_date%5D=06
> %2F28%2F2010&conditions%5Bterm%5D=strategic+plan&facet=date
> [2]
> http://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2010/07/27/2010-18383/national-weath
> er-service-nws-strategic-plan-20112020 
> [3] http://www.weather.gov/com/stratplan/  
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: public-egov-ig-request@w3.org
> [mailto:public-egov-ig-request@w3.org]
> On Behalf Of Ed Summers
> Sent: Tuesday, July 27, 2010 11:22 AM
> To: public-egov-ig
> Subject: federal register 2.0
> 
> I don't know if this got discussed on here much yet, but I
> discovered
> today via the Sunlight Foundation blog [1] that the Federal
> Register
> 2.0 site was recently released [2]. The Federal Register is
> one of the
> most important government publications in the US, since it
> is the most
> comprehensive publication of all the rules and regulations
> of the
> various agencies that make up US federal government.
> 
> The new site is interesting to me for a few reasons:
> 
> - it uses opensource technologies (ruby, ruby on rails,
> mysql, sphinx,
> nginx, apache2, varnish)
> - the source code for the website itself is opensource, and
> available
> to people to contribute changes/enhancements on github
> - there is machine readable data available various flavors
> of xml
> - there are permalinks for each entry in the Federal
> Register, which
> incourages citability
> - it is deployed in the cloud on Amazon's ec2/s3
> - it was the result of an egov software contest organized
> by the
> Sunlight Foundation
> 
> I wrote up some more of my thoughts in my blog [3], if you
> care to
> comment here or there. If anyone from NARA, GPO or Sunlight
> Foundation
> are reading, nice work!
> 
> //Ed
> 
> [1] http://sunlightlabs.com/blog/2010/meet-the-new-federal-register/
> [2] http://www.federalregister.gov/
> [3]
> http://inkdroid.org/journal/2010/07/27/federal-register-embraces-the-web-and
> -opensource/
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 


      
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