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Re: National Dialogue to Improve Federal Web Sites

From: Rachel Flagg (XCCF) <rachel.flagg@gsa.gov>
Date: Mon, 19 Sep 2011 09:49:12 -0700
Message-ID: <CADOL4s3AQRixEwGr5bp2WOkMp-sR1frrdQQ9CJ4SN=sO6tjD4g@mail.gmail.com>
To: Gannon Dick <gannon_dick@yahoo.com>
Cc: Sharron Rush <srush@knowbility.org>, "W3C eGov Interest Group (All)" <public-egov-ig@w3.org>
The dialogue doesn't start until 2ET today (in about an hour), and will be
open for two weeks, through September 30.
Read more here: http://www.usa.gov/webreform/dialogue.shtml
Rachel Flagg
Co-Chair, Federal Web Managers Council
Center for Excellence in Digital Government
Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies
U.S. General Services Administration
*HowTo.gov <http://www.howto.gov/>*  Helping agencies deliver a great
customer experience

On Mon, Sep 19, 2011 at 9:24 AM, Gannon Dick <gannon_dick@yahoo.com> wrote:

> 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<http://tinyurl.com/white-nights-forever/nick.txt>
> ------------------------------
> *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<http://www.whitehouse.gov/goodgovernment/actions/campaign-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 <http://www.usa.gov/WebReform.shtml>
> 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<http://www.usa.gov/webreform/dialogue.shtml.>.
> Catalyst participants listed above will lead a series of discussions on
> various specific aspects of the redesign challenge.  Your voices are needed.
> Best,
> Sharron
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