National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Cell phone/Smartpone Turn-in Program

Background assumption: 1) Most government employees have their own cell phone/smartphones and associated data packages for their personal use. 2) From my research the government pays over $100 per month per Iphone. Idea synopsis: 1) Perform a government wide survey to provide a preliminary assessment of the annual savings if the government offered a small monthly stipend to move current government cell phone/smartphone... more »

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Department of Justice

Blackberry

Why does everyone need a Blackberry? Just in my office alone the cell bill is $100k per year. Imagine how much could be saved across the gov't.

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Legislative Branch

Cut Federally-funded Cell Phones in Half

Following the state of California: 40% of CA state employees had cell phones costing $36 per month on average. By cutting the number of phones in half, the state saves $20M per year. Apply these numbers to the Executive Branch: 2M employees; 40% equals 800,000 cell phones. Cut 400,000 cell phones * $36 per month on average * 12 months per year = $172.8M saved per year. With the proliferation of cell phone usage in the... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Blackberry Data Plan benfit

The U.S. Government spends millions on smart phone technology. Unfortunately, this requires a large IT support system. In lieu of managing networks and specific issues - hundreds of thousands of hours is spent purchasing phones, replacing chargers and disposing of old inventory. Meanwhile, many employees complain they have to carry multiple phones (government & personal) to manage their day. Additionally, the taxpayers... more »

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Department of Housing and Urban Development

One phone, shared minutes

For all staff with both Blackberries and desk phones, plus any staff that telework, issue one cell phone (versus having a personal cell phone, an office Blackberry, plus a desk phone), or offer a subsidy toward using the person's personal phone for office purposes. Then, all lines should share pooled minutes (like a great big "family plan"). Having both a Blackberry (with phone service), plus a desk phone, is redundant,... more »

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Department of Defense

Cell Phone Carrier Service- Free

Some installations (and also public lands) have cell phone carriers who lease out land to have cell phone towers on them. Require that a provision of the lease be to allow the government cell phones and blackberries at that particular area to have free coverage on that providers network.

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Department of Commerce

Encourage Employee Use of Personal Smartphones for Work Purposes

Our work and personal lives have been converging for decades; employees have eschewed the duplicitous nature of keeping their work and personal lives separate in favor of policies that enable them to enjoy a more holisic, flexible existence. Remote working, flex-time, and alternative work schedules have been extremely successful in meeting these demands, and have fostered a more productive and cost-efficient workforce.... more »

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Department of Energy

Cell Phone Cost Savings

All brahnches of the Federal government employ cell phone technology. The types of phones and associated costs vary based on the source contracting office. Costs could be lowered if all Federally issued cell phones were issued under the same negotiated master contractor for minutes, text, and data service. Per minute, text, or data packet as part are excluded - each vendor must offer plans of at three sizes, covering... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Voluntary Use of Personal Cell/Smart Phone to Reduce Gov Costs

In one hand is my personal smart phone. I love it. I pay for unlimited voice and data with this phone. I can surf freely and without guilt that I'm wasting government money when I do so. It's also faster and more flexible than...what I hold in my other hand, my blackberry. I hate it. I only use it for government business which is largely viewing e-mails when I'm off site. So I carry two of these devices around.... more »

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