A follow to my post below: I learned that although the gov't has well-trained, talented people, we are using outside contractors to do the work at $300 an hour that we could/should do ourselves. The speed at which technology is outpacing government practices calls for a new way for departments and agencies to keep up the pace. Each agency has used, is currently using or plans to create tools that will take advantage ...more »
EXOP - Office of Science and Technology Policy
Is it too much to ask for databases to update each other? Lets start with TSP. How about TSP and EBIS talk to each. They can be friends go out to lunch, take walks in the park. Just have friendly chats. There are thousands of gov't computer systems that should exhange information, but don't. Like examples of mailing social security checks to people in prison, or social security thinking you have died. Thinking about ...more »
So you have USGS, and NOAA, and NSF, and all the other mapping agencies. Why so many?
Is there value in combining the functions and getting rid of an agency?
Establish a method so users such as myself during open seasons atleast can review and print suggestions submitted during any particular year. I know I have some I have submitted at least 2009 2010 and now again in 2011. I would like to make sure I did submit them and determine if they are still valid. One might think they were not good enough in those years so we should forget them but I dont believe that to be true ...more »
A "Cultural Concierge Corps" will aid medical personnel and staff with the barriers they face while providing services. A common obstacle to the advancement of health, pharmaceutical, and related services is the barrier that exists due to different cultures, social circumstances, and language(s). The "Cultural Concierge Corps" will aid Doctors with a tool that illustrates their desire to engage, empathize with, and ...more »
I am an IT Security Engineer that has worked for numerous agencies within multiple different departments (DOD, DOS, DHS, Treasury, etc...). It seems to me that every agency insists on having their own IT Security Policy for sensitive but unclassified data even though I would estimate that about 90% of it is the same no matter what agency it is. (For example, how many people out there are required to use a "strong" password"? ...more »
I found out that the only reason that the ACOE is responsible for permitting wetlands is because their MOU with EAP was due to an act of Congress. The ACOE has no business permitting wetlands because they don't have a clue about what they are doing. They are engineers NOT scientists. As a result, people such as my husband, who had a stroke and me, are getting hurt. We lost our access to clean water 6 years ago when the ...more »