The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) should create an Open Platforms Initiative that uses digital platforms to engage and draw on the expertise of citizens and the private sector.
Recommendation #189 FCC Chapter: 15.9 Congress should consider amending the Copyright Act to enable public and broadcast media to more easily contribute their archival content to a digital national archive and grant reasonable noncommercial downstream usage rights for this content to the American people.
Recommendation #188 FCC Chapter: 15.8 The federal government should create and fund Video.gov to publish its digital video archival material and facilitate the creation of a federated national digital archive to house public interest digital content.
Recommendation #187 FCC Chapter: 15.7 Congress should consider amending the Copyright Act to provide for copyright exemptions to public broadcasting organizations for online broadcast and distribution of public media.
Recommendation #185 FCC Chapter: 15.5 The Executive Branch should revise its Data Quality Act guidance to encourage agencies to apply the Act more consistently and facilitate the republishing of government data.
All data and information that the government treats as public should be available and easy to locate online in a machine-readable and otherwise accessible format in a timely manner. For data that are actionable or time-sensitive in nature, the Executive Branch should provide individuals a single Web interface to manage email alerts and other electronic communications from the federal government.