Department of Homeland Security

GUARDIAN Collaboration System

We are the best nation in the world but our eyes cannot see what the feet are doing. When a manager is given a budget they are strongly compelled, if not ordered, to spend this entire budget. The consequence to their unit are dire and include a lower budget and possible the reduction of the very innovators that made these saving possible in the first place. It may seem this financial crisis appears to be the problem but,... more »

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Department of Commerce

Use the best tool for the job

Too often I see ideas rejected because they did not come from upper management, programs rejected because they were not created by the IT department, training materials rejected because they were not developed by the training staff, etc. There is a significant amount of time and money being lost in duplicating effort, usually resulting in a worse product. Both productivity and morale suffer when people are not able... more »

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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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Executive Office of the President

A Sustainable, Efficient, and Green Solution

I propose a solution that improves the government's use of funds in a sustainable, green, efficient manner that fosters education and creativity while linking the country together and allowing kids to create and explore. I propose the government catch up and do what private industry has been doing for decades. Places like RAFT (Resource Area for Teaching) combine industry “waste” and turn trash into treasures for teachers... more »

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EXOP - Office of Science and Technology Policy

Consolidation of technology/new media efforts

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 »

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