Office of Personnel Management

MANDATORY CPU shutdown @ COB & prioritize IT updates, Save $10M

Here's how to save millions per year by flipping a switch. There is an all encompassing SOP that dictates federal employees leave their computers on (in "locked" mode) at the end of the day. This is a huge waste of electricity (ESPECIALLY if the monitor and speakers are also left on) I understand that the reason for this is so that IT can complete system updates using less bandwidth. However, by dividing the computers... more »

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Office of Personnel Management

Keep employees informed about shutdowns and defaults

The federal government has lost millions of dollars in unproductivity by not informing federal workers of what would happen during a shut down or a default. In the case of the shutdown, we were not given details until the day before the shutdown. As a result, many hours will lost with employees stressing about how they were going to pay rent and their loans. Similarly, we are close to defaulting and have no information... more »

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Department of Defense

Shutdown DOD Business Transformation Agency (BTA)

Deputy Secretary of Defense, Gordon England directed the establishment of the Defense Business Transformation Agency (BTA) in a memorandum effective October 7, 2005. The BTA announced its organizational structure February 3, 2006. Mr. David M. Fisher was named Director of the BTA on February 22, 2007. Mr. Fisher reports to the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Business Transformation (AT&L). The BTA is staffed by... more »

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