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Re: National Dialogue to Improve Federal Web Sites

From: Gannon Dick <gannon_dick@yahoo.com>
Date: Mon, 19 Sep 2011 09:24:04 -0700 (PDT)
Message-ID: <1316449444.57557.YahooMailNeo@web112618.mail.gq1.yahoo.com>
To: Sharron Rush <srush@knowbility.org>, "W3C eGov Interest Group \(All\)" <public-egov-ig@w3.org>
Hi Sharron,

Your "National Dialog" link doesn't work.

I'd like to make a general comment about the nature of Government Data:

1. Data can be persistent or predictive.  Cutting waste is not defunding with the one you aren't using that particular moment.  Open Data and Linked Data both refer to the study of the behavior of both predictive and persistent types.

2. Economic data is longitudinal.  Every millisecond receives a great deal of attention [1].  Data useful for Public Policy is latitudinal.  It receives almost no attention [2].  For example, Arizona does not observe Daylight Saving Time and yet Mexico City does.  This is a Labor Policy issue, not an Economic Policy issue.  My point is simply that the use of Economic Policy as a one-size-fits-all substitute for Public Policy is not a viable Technology Policy.

[1] http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2011/09/time-technology-and-leaping-seconds.html
[2] http://tinyurl.com/white-nights-forever

From: Sharron Rush <srush@knowbility.org>
To: W3C eGov Interest Group (All) <public-egov-ig@w3.org>
Sent: Sunday, September 18, 2011 10:00 PM
Subject: National Dialogue to Improve Federal Web Sites

As part of President Obama's Campaign to Cut Waste, the federal government has launched an initiative to streamline and 
improve agency websites.  From an accessibility standpoint, this is 
terrific news and a welcome effort!  But from an Open Data persepctive, it's a great opportunity as well. 
Leaders of the gov Reform Task Force  have invited citizen 
Catalysts - including Annetta Cheek, Craig Newmark, Steve Krug, Vanessa 
Fox, Lee Vann, Ed Mullen, Candi Harrison and others - to "spur and 
deepen the discussion."  In other words, they want all of us to encourage peers from specific communities of online practice to contribute to 
open, honest dialogue.  Discussions will lead to improvements in the 
usefulness of web sites and web based services of US Federal government 
agencies.   The Task Force really wants to hear from citizens about what we need and 
what we want from dot gov domains.  For two weeks, starting Monday, September 19, at 2 p.m. ET and closing on Friday September 30th, the task force 
will conduct The National Dialogue on Improving Federal Websites.  Catalyst participants listed above will lead a series of discussions on various specific aspects of the redesign challenge.  Your voices are needed. 

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