As my com padre and I were evaluating the Whitehouse's Open Government Initiative website (whitehouse.gov/open), we were pleasantly surprised at how much information was now fairly readily available to the general public. We walked the class through the navigation of the website and displayed how to access data the various Executive Agencies have made public.
A few of the negatives seemed to be:
1) the Open Govt Initiative does not seem to be quite as participatory and collaborative as it once was;
2) the website offers much information, but it is not intuitive or easily searchable;
and the most glaring defect was
3) searching for "open" on the site does not take you to the Open Gov Initiative page with the live links.
The last point was so egregious that I had to act. I emailed the problem to the single email contact provided on the Open Gov Initiative site (it was challenging to locate):
Subject: Case sensitive whitehouse.gov/open