Campaign: Department of Homeland Security

Saving on Office supplies

This idea has probably seen your desk many times, but we need to push it a little bit harder. Provide the Federal Government with the proper software and electronic means to be able to stop printing documents, make them were everything is fillable and were we can sign electronically and submit via email or database. This will reduce ink cost, highlighters, and paper. One internal software or database for every employee ...more »

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Campaign: Executive Office of the President

Strategy to adopt open-source software

I propose that the government adopt open source software. This is similar to entries 195,556, 5520, 5521, and 13838; however, they lack a strategy to realize this goal. Here, a strategy is proposed. The main hurdles that are faced in any effort to reach this goal are 1. Security questions 2. Compatibility questions. The main benefits of this goal are 1. Huge cost savings 2. Control over compatibility and data-retention ...more »

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Campaign: Department of Justice

Consolidate Anit-Virus Software Purchases

The Department of Justice (DOJ) could save from $300,000 to $500,000 from consolidating anti-virus software purchases. Currently DOJ uses at least 5 different anti-virus software products across the DOJ Component organizations. If that were replaced with 1 or 2 enterprise licenses, the advanatages would be significant cost savings as well as standardization of software.

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Campaign: Department of Veterans Affairs

Travel Pay Over Paid

Many people are very aware of the abuse of travel pay by many veterans. Some say it should be eliminated but that will most likely not happen anytime in the near future. I am a nurse in Primary Care at a VA and witness and report this abuse frequently. Many veterans truly need help to get to their appointments and developing our own transportation system, as others suggested would also cost a great deal. For the fastest ...more »

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Campaign: Department of Veterans Affairs

Travel Pay Over Paid

Many people are very aware of the abuse of travel pay by many veterans. Some say it should be eliminated but that will most likely not happen anytime in the near future. I am a nurse in Primary Care at a VA and witness and report this abuse frequently. Many veterans truly need help to get to their appointments and developing our own transportation system, as others suggested would also cost a great deal. For the fastest ...more »

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Campaign: Department of Veterans Affairs

Travel Pay Over Paid

Many people are very aware of the abuse of travel pay by many veterans. Some say it should be eliminated but that will most likely not happen anytime in the near future. I am a nurse in Primary Care at a VA and witness and report this abuse frequently. Many veterans truly need help to get to their appointments and developing our own transportation system, as others suggested would also cost a great deal. For the fastest ...more »

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Campaign: EXOP - Office of Administration

Deploy SoftWare Automation and Technology (SWAT) Teams

Right now most of our business processes are manual and paper based resulting in literally thousands of person-hours being wasted on error prone data entry and paper shuffling. We spend millions of dollars procuring and maintaining, old, antiquated, and overly complex systems that can be replaced with new, cheaper, and easier to use web based systems. Do you spend countless hours updating/managing spreadsheets, entering ...more »

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Campaign: Department of Education

Stop purchasing new tools for internal collaboration and use MAX

The MAX Federal Community is a nuanced, robustly supported Atlassian Confluence wiki that 47,000+ Executive Branch Feds are on right now. Among other things, it supports the Budget Formulation & Execution Line of Business, but it can be used for any governmental purpose. Spaces can be easily configured to be agency-only or interagency; open or restricted, and they can be customized to meet the needs of the group. It ...more »

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Campaign: Department of Defense

Make Reporting requirements mesh with available information

Right now we have to provide information to higher ups the way they specify, even though the antiquated systems and software we are using do not easily allow for the info they need. Each primary area speaks it's own language without a good method to cross reference. We need to be able to tell information seekers what we can provide - not necessarily have them tell us what to give them.

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Campaign: Department of Defense

Reduce Reporting Requirements

Right now we have to provide information to higher ups the way they specify, even though the antiquated systems and software we are using do not easily allow for the info they need. Each primary area speaks it's own language without a good method to cross reference. We need to be able to tell information seekers what we can provide - not necessarily have them tell us what to give them.

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Campaign: Department of Veterans Affairs

Use Commercial Software when possible

There is a lot of money spent in government developing specialized software tools for data exchange and collaboration, and often the contractor winning these deals get a lifelong flow of funds to continuously modify and update the customized software package for the agency. Many times simple off-the-shelf or public domain software will often do fine, if the agencies' staffs are trained to do the work. Added benefit: ...more »

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Campaign: Department of Homeland Security

Government app store

I am a big believer that technology enhances everything we do and because technology is evolving so extremely quickly these days, the government needs to be using these tools to streamline our processes. After becoming a federal employee, I was shocked to learn that not only does it sometimes take months to get new software and hardware approved, but that the same software had already been approved for other agencies. ...more »

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