Federal Trade Commission

Use tablet computers to replace paper exhibits in depositions

The federal government is by far the largest single litigator in the U.S. court system. Like other law enforcement agencies, the Federal Trade Commission collects a tremendous amount of documentary evidence. When an investigation reaches litigation, the agency conducts depositions to gather witness testimony. At deposition, a witness is shown copies of and asked questions about documents. The FTC generally uses paper ...more »

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Environmental Protection Agency

Replace Briefing Books with Tablets

Developing and printing numerous copies of briefing books for upper management is tedious and time-consuming. By keeping the intended content as an electronic copy, you eliminate the hundreds of pages of paper contained in the briefing book, as well as the many pages immediately recycled because of newed, updated material. And organizing the tabs and structure of the briefing book would be SOO much faster electronically. ...more »

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Save a Tree Save some Money

We have multiple committees all over the hospital and all require agenda's and packets. R&D and IRB have huge packets (500 or more sheets of paper) for 25 or so people. At the end of the meeting all the paper goes to the recycle bin. So my idea is to go digital with these agendas. I'm sure that by purchasing electronic tablets we could save a lot of trees and money on paper. Digital is the way of the future everything ...more »

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Department of Health and Human Services

Eliminate paper copies at fed meetings; use tablets, ipads etc

Prohibit production of copies of presentations, testimony and other documents for federal meetings, such as NCVHS, HIT Policy or Standards committees and any other such federal meetings. These documents should be posted on Sharepoint sites (for example) for access prior to and during the meeting. Eliminating copies will also eliminate the need to mail, fedex, ship or send any more copies of the documents to participating ...more »

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Department of Health and Human Services

ID - Why my SSN?

Why do you need my Social Security Number for everything and why should that serves as my unique identifier?! Invent a new id number for everyday use or allow me to be creative and make up my own. That way the SSN can be just used for financial purposes-if that was the original intention!! SSN and credit history can be bed-mates but why drag my patient id and the student id into it? Lately I have to provide my SSN: ...more »

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Legislative Branch

Reduce paper - stop use of printouts in meetings

Provide IT departments tablet units, such as Cisco Cius, Apple IPAD, Samsung Galaxy or Blackberry Tablet units which may be used to load presentation and other meeting materials on to stop the use of handouts in meetings. Tablets with wireless capability not only eliminate the handout paper, but also the note taking papers which either clutter desks or fill recycling containers.

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Department of Homeland Security

Get rid of paper towels and paper for our programs we run

Recently I was curious why we don't make it standard to have hand dryers, and hand santizing devices rather than buying paper towels and bottles of soap. We should implement into each and all of our workplaces hand dyers and automatic soap dispensers so people can't waste our money using a bunch of paper towels and soap. Also We recently started a new maintence system that was suppose to emlinate paper but it seems like ...more »

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