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Stop sending staff to SXSW Conference in Austin TX

sxsw.com - Check it out, every March there is a cool conference in Austin where web 2.0 staff can learn about gov 2.0, and listen to the music festival and watch some cool films.

We do not need to send federal staff to this event. They can learn about web 2.0 or gov 2.0 in other ways - but sending federal employees to these types of events where you learn a bit but really its all about the social media hype and the... more »

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Penalize Telecom Providers Who Are Not Responsive to Outages

My mother is elderly and relies on her terrestrial (land) line for emergencies. She does not want a cell phone. Three times this year her phone line has had problems. However for each outage, the Telecom provider would not respond for over 5 days. In one instance, even though the repair was scheduled on the 5th day, no one from the Telecom company showed up. However, this same Telecom company can provide new cell... more »

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Terminate inactive websites

There are literally thousands of websites, many of which are no longer maintained and/or used. I would recommend terminating websites that have been inactive for more than 18 months, either have not been updated or have not be used/viewed. If no one is updating or looking at the site in over a year, it clearly has outlived its usefulness. It also poses a security threat. If no one is monitoring the site, someone may be... more »

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