Executive Office of the President

Microsoft = Money

In today’s’ world everyone searches for data. Everyone has a laptop, not a desktop… an iphone, blackberry, or android phone, and everyone loves a simple conservative interface. Our dependency on Microsoft products offers no fiscal reward regarding cost, productivity, training, maintenance and growth. The data our federal government warehouses in contracted networks is ridiculously hard to navigate. I spend more time ...more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Curtail excessive talking.

This is especially important in open work-areas with cubicles. Excessive talking by employees detracts from focus and efficiency, not only on the part of the employee, but of others working in the same area. This is made worse by personal chatter whether on the phone or in person. Obviously when chattering about personal business, or gossiping, the employee is not productive with their work, and at the same time, the ...more »

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Legislative Branch

Business cards

Eliminate paper business cards. Use electronic signatures and EMAIL. For several years now, when I've been asked for card, I ask - "what is your EMAIAL address?" I then send an EMAIL on the spot with my Blackberry which includes my signature which is all of my contact info. Much less expensive, espedient, and effective. It also facilitates an immediate connection via EMAIL. For those without Blackberries or other ...more »

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Government Accountability Office

FEDERAL E-LIBRARY

Have like a federal e-library where all information is stored such as all HR, magazine subscriptions, news articles, etc. that employees can access to read. This would cut the cost of subscriptions and have a common communication site for all employees. Labeled Icons could be used instead of menus.

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Department of Homeland Security

Less verbal waste of time

Lead and teach employees to better communicate and know when verbal communication is effective and efficient and when it is not. There is too much babbling going on in areas I attend to; mostly personal, but some job related. Without written communications there is no research trail, no clear confirmations of the communications. To much ad-hoc verbal communications is disruptive to focus, is annoying, and detrimental ...more »

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