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Help us reimagine how citizens interact with government—through an experience designed around their needs rather than a confusing and fragmented bureaucracy.

You can refer to an earlier IdeaScale discussion where the focus was on generally improving the government's web footprint. We're factoring in that feedback and the report it generated, but we want more of your thoughts focused specifically on how government websites can be more personalized and user friendly.

We’re looking for ideas from everyone: platform developers, citizen hackers, folks in technology, entertainment, design, and everyone in between.

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    Deeper FAFSA/IRS Integration

    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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    Submitted by 2 years ago

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    Streamline Change of Address

    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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    Submitted by 2 years ago

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    Non-800 numbers for calling from abroad

    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

    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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    Submitted by 2 years ago

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    Learn from Existing platforms similar to "MyGov"

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

    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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    Submitted by 2 years ago

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    Build for Future Innovation

    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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    Submitted by 2 years ago

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    Common Service Integrations

    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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    Submitted by 2 years ago

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    Medicaid.gov and state Medicaid offices

    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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    Submitted by 2 years ago

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    Do some simple validation at initial signup

    Signup is a breeze (so far) but some little touches like validating e-mail address and checking password against confirmation password in realtime would be great initial signals to the user that this is a thoughtfully-constructed experience (as well as increasing the success of onboarding).

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    Submitted by 2 years ago

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    DRAUGHT NO NO MORE IN INDIA

    SIR WE R LUCKY IN NATURE SUPPORT

    BUT FOR ONE INDIA AND SAY NO DRAUGHT BY JOINTING ALL OUR RIVERS FROM TOP TO BOTOM

    THIS SHOULD BE ON PRIORITY WAY

    REGARDS

    SANJAY POTDAR

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    Submitted by 3 months ago

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    MyGov Platform/APP

    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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    Submitted by 2 months ago

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    Personality

    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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    Submitted by 2 years ago

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    Link to State eGovernment services too

    In addition to the Federal Applications that are being worked on, why not include the state and local services, since you have the zip code it should be easy.

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    Submitted by 1 year ago

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    Create hub for all healthcare services from the government

    Create a website/mobile app/service that pulls together all healthcare services from the Federal government for example,

    1. Community health center locator (HRSA)

    2. Mammography facility locator (FDA)

    3. Health hotlines (NIH)

    4. Medicare Contact/Applications (CMS)

    5. Health Insurance exchanges

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    Submitted by 2 years ago

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    Website showing my balance sheet with the government

    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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    Submitted by 2 years ago

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    WORKING OF N2O IN ENGINES

    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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    Submitted by 3 months ago

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    website should have easy translation of links

    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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    Submitted by 3 months ago

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    OAuth Financial Aide

    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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    Submitted by 2 years ago

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    Error message during registration

    The error message language when someone enters in an incorrect email address during registration is a little confusing- I might suggest adding something such as "we did not recognize this email address as the one you used to sign up for MyGov, please try using a different email address"

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    Submitted by 1 year ago

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    More information on cookies

    Love the creative and "informative video" link for cookies- I would suggest adding an additional link that would provide more basic information about electronic cookies for the many people who may not understand what they do and how they are used

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    Submitted by 1 year ago

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    "Other" category under "Tell us about yourself"

    There should be another category that is “other”- None of the listed categories applied to me and I kind of felt left out and didn’t know what to do since there wasn’t an option I could select that applied to me

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    Submitted by 1 year ago

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    Idea for enhancing service provider to public by government.

    celebrating the development works and projects of the partners on this issue. A dialogue system where the development projects and programmes of the partners will be discussed and celebrated as a way of handling challenges. Helping the volunteer with monthly/yearly grant. managing reviews and decisions taking during the board meetings for maximum results on issues. i have a system developed for demonstration to the ...more »

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    Submitted by 2 years ago

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    NO MORE PROMOTIONS OF DRUGS, ,LIQAR & CIGRETTS IN CINEMA

    Now a days its became a status symbol ..all most all stars promotes the same in there movies . Just simply writing a tag that its injuries , not give them to promote it . Its create impact on all those who follow them .. SAD !! THERE ARE FEW WHO TRIED NOT TO PROMOTE IT BUT OTHERS INFLUENCIAL STARS N PRODUCERS ARE PROMOTING IT N THAT ALSO ON A LARGE FORMAT .. IT SHD B STOPPED .

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    Submitted by 23 days ago

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    Government as Community

    I come from a background in entertainment. I was a writer for "The Monkees" and "Love American Style." A huge concern I have is that people have lost the sense that government relates to them. I believe we need to re-tell the story of government and re-introduce it in such a way that people see it as a community they are a part of.

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    Submitted by 2 years ago

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