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DATABASE ENHANCEMENT

Updates of databases including funding should be fast tracked. Databases have become vital to the mission of many offices and necessary updates should be provided quickly in order to streamline the office mission.

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FAA Castle Timekeeping Improvement

Enhance the time keeping program (Castle) to be more intuitive and user friendly. It would be helpful if the system helped you narrow your time code entry by having some suggestive intellegence. An example of this would be as you begin to type, suggestions would pop up for the user to accept much like a google search now works. Also if there were fields people could tag to a code to help personalize it. I suspect ...more »

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Keep Software Current and up to date

Keeping software up to date can be a cost savings in two ways. 1.) There is strength in numbers, keeping up with private industry means time is not lost due to version incompatability issues. 2.) The work force is naturally inspired to learn when they know they're working with equipment on the cutting edge, hence less requirement to "mandate" training. As a result you have a more versatle, more adaptable work force. ...more »

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Engineering Software Tools

There are some medium and high end software programs that are quite expensive, but many companies that produce them offer "Network Licenses" so you can share the seat and maximize it's use. Many of these packages offer significant time savings advantages by being able to validate and test designs. Good examples would be SolidWorks or ProEngineering fr stress analysis and design fit, form, and function. Also OrCad offers ...more »

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Ask Agency to give money back on projects not started

Ask all agencies for appropriations that have not been started, millions of dollars sitting for agencies to start projects that can not possibly be started. Agencies have money sitting and laws that have passed, but no activity should be requested to give money back to treasury retro-active! These agencies do not want to give it back, but make it mandatory.

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Replace Metrics with subject expert audits

Replace Metrics and Simplified Performance reporting with subject expert audits- In order to obtain reliable and meaningful evaluation of progress in all areas of complex technical nature, it is recommended that we utilize the experience of experts to obtain better understanding of real progress explore ways for moving forward.

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Eliminate hotel internet fee with aircards or internet cards

Most hotels are charging a fee for internet use these days; however, employees on business travel need access and the agencies are incurring these charges. It would be better to create a pool of aircards or travel internet access cards that can be assigned to travelling employees. Upon return from travel, these cards should be put back in the pool.

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Eliminate Federal Security Directors

TSA has to be streamlined. When they originally formed, there were many issues which needed to be addressed locally. Today most issues are on a larger scale. The government does not need such oversight today.You have Regional Federal Security Directors in place. This practice mirrors those of other agencies which have been around and operate efficiently and effectively. The local Federal Security Directors (FSD) are only ...more »

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Streamline and Reduce Airport Security for Domestic Travelers

Streamline and Reduce Airport Security for Domestic Travelers. Airport security could be divided into to two categories: international and domestic travel. The US concerns should be more focused on incoming international travelers, and not so much on the domestic traveler. Screening is still necessary; applying the more in-depth screening to the international travelers ensures there are less chances of a foreign entity ...more »

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Training cost reduction

Context: All Army Aquisition Civilian employees are required to take in-classroom training. Problem: Some of these training courses are only available at specific sites. Recommended Solution: Analyze the demands of training by installation or site. Based on the content of the course, determine whether a representative could be sent to instruct the class or if on-line learning can be made available with instructor ...more »

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Interpreter Services

Why doesn't all IRS offices/buildings have their own interpreters. I work in Cincinnati, Ohio and we pay about $95 per hour for outside interpreter service. IRS could train their interpreters and save alot of money. The interpreters could work their regular jobs if no interpreter services are needed that day.

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