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Deeper FAFSA/IRS Integration

Stage: Active

Campaign: Website

Federal Student Aid and the IRS formed a great partnership that has made it a lot easier to complete the FAFSA. The IRS Data Retrieval tool allows users (who are eligible) to automatically pull their tax info into their FAFSA. This has been a great improvement, however, more can be done. Why should users have to provide this information twice? If people are already sending their income info to the IRS, why can't they ...more »

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Streamline Change of Address

Stage: Active

Campaign: Website

When I move I have to update my address in all my accounts online. This is time consuming and I don't always remember to update all of my accounts. It would be great if the Post Office (or some other org) would be the master directory for my address. Sites could be granted access to my address and automatically have my updated address when it is changed at the USPTO's site.

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Non-800 numbers for calling from abroad

Stage: Active

Campaign: Customer Service

I was out of the country with my dad when he had a medical emergency. He was carrying his Medicare and VA ID cards, and I tried to use them to contact the agencies to get information. Both the Medicare and VA cards include a toll-free telephone number to call for information. But toll-free numbers don't work outside the U.S. It wasn't just that they weren't toll-free -- the calls literally wouldn't connect. This is why, ...more »

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Government sites not kept up-to-date

Stage: Active

Campaign: Website

Too often, I encounter .gov web pages that have woefully outdated "Last Updated" dates. Just one small example is http://www.fws.gov/info/pocketguide/fieldlocations.html, which hasn't been updated since 2010. How can you trust that the information provided is accurate if it's clear that no one has audited it recently?

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Build for Future Innovation

Stage: Active

Campaign: Products

I'd like to see an architectural approach that leaves the door open for innovation by future developers. MyGov could create a set of cloud-hosted RESTful APIs allowing not just the Federal Government, but other developers building their own apps outside the bounds of federal funding, to access data and perform operations that constituents need in their day-to-day interactions with government. In terms of infrastructure, ...more »

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ALERTS.GOV: Common directory and control for all govt push data

Stage: Active

Campaign: Website

Just as we have Data.gov to provide a single point of discovery for all government data, we should have an "Alerts.gov" that catalogs all the thousands of alerting and subscription services provided by the government. Today, it is simply too hard to troll through all the government web sites to discover what might be available. Ideally, Alerts.gov would also allow a user to have a single shared interface for viewing ...more »

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Learn from Existing platforms similar to "MyGov"

Stage: Active

Campaign: Website

The "MyGov" idea is not completely new, so let's not reinvent the good parts if they already exist. That means looking at the existing, similar platforms (in govt. and elsewhere) to see what aspects are working and what is lacking. For example: There is a platform called "USAjobs.gov" that is operated by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) that provides a personalized email-alerts to individuals who want receive ...more »

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Common Service Integrations

Stage: Active

Campaign: Website

Considering the number of Government services provided, you'll want to start small and prioritize the most requested services to integrate into a MyGov. Initially, being able to get people to the services they need (even if you haven't integrated technologically) would be extremely helpful. Some services that you could initially add, or integrate, would be: * Postal Service change of address (saw this in another idea...great ...more »

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Medicaid.gov and state Medicaid offices

Stage: Active

Campaign: Customer Service

Medicaid.gov doesn't have a state office locator. All state-related info doesn't appear to be aimed at citizens/customers... why is this? There is no comprehensive list you can access of all state Medicaid offices on any other .gov site, either. Benefits.gov provides a place where you can find contact info for these offices, by state (http://www.benefits.gov/benefits/browse-by-category/category/MED)... but Ohio and ...more »

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"Holding copy" on blank notifications screen

Stage: Completed

Campaign: Website

Notifications will obviously be a core part of the "my" experience. When a user clicks on a screen that has no new notifications (which will be true for most users the first time), that's a great opportunity to educate them about what notifications are, how they'll work, and whether/how the user can control subscriptions (topic, email/sms/none, etc.).

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MyGov Platform/APP

Stage: Active

Campaign: Website

MyGov Platform/APP Connect and Educate. Create a MyGov platform to house everything that makes up the government. This would allow legal residents and citizens of the US to log on to access its contents. People should be able to sign petitions and voice their opinions on current issues and matters that concern them. It will require the use of SS # and pin for legitimate verification; this will also help to ensure that ...more »

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Personality

Stage: Active

Campaign: Customer Service

It seems like every time I contact a Government agency, the person I speak with is annoyed by my phone call. The Government and the Federal employees need to understand that the American citizen is the customer and honestly their boss.

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Website showing my balance sheet with the government

Stage: Active

Campaign: Website

How about a website that would aggregate all government receipts and payments associated with my social security number. Receipts would be items such as income taxes and FICA I paid into the "system" and would appear as positive numbers. Payments would include any benefits I received and would appear as negative numbers. Benefits would include social security payments, disability payments, food stamps, housing and ...more »

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WORKING OF N2O IN ENGINES

Stage: Active

Campaign: Products

When you heat nitrous oxide, it splits into oxygen and nitrogen. So the injection of nitrous oxide into an engine means that more oxygen is available during combustion. Because you have more oxygen, you can also inject more fuel, allowing the same engine to produce more power. Nitrous oxide is one of the simplest ways to provide a significant horsepower boost to any gasoline engine. Nitrous oxide has another effect that ...more »

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website should have easy translation of links

Stage: Active

Campaign: Website

Government websites should contain less no. of pages and must be user friendly.

All important links must be highlighted with different graphical images or characters so that it can be easily identified and even a less educated people can also use it and don't have to suffer and waste their time.

For security reason it must ask for captcha image during every submission process.

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OAuth Financial Aide

Stage: Active

Campaign: Website

Applying for financial aide is confusing. So we should allow certain aspects to be done by a professional FOR someone with their permission but without their password. OAuth allows for authentication without giving up passwords to third parties.

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CHANGE IN INDIAN RAILWAYS

Stage: Active

Campaign: Products

Indian railway is the world's second largest network in the world,the cheapest railway network in the world.its shameful thing that the world's second biggest railway's has no place in top 10 when it comes to quality.Even inferior nations to us has better railway service.So here is my plan to change the quality of Indian trains. The idea starts from here.Here the train compartments have a special LED screen displaying ...more »

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GREEN INDIA

Stage: Active

Campaign: Products

As we have known that villages are backbone of our country,we will start making India green from villages.How can we make green India.For this,my thought is,suppose if we select a village which is so green and if we give free electricity to them and publishing that this village has been selected for free electricity because of proper drainage management,proper lavaratory,etc; and there will be a committee for this and ...more »

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