Department of Veterans Affairs

The Retirement of the Hound: Making Tracking Simple

ONE Nursing Services Efficiency Database (N.E.D.) could be created in order to organize all nursing staff data and information. It could potentially be more of an effective manner to enter data ONLY one time which could prevent future mistakes. It would be more user-friendly for tracking and creating accurate reports that will save time and reduce the repetition of the same work by different departments. It would be... more »

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Department of the Treasury

Federal Speaker Listing

Establish a list of agency speakers and topics - each agency submit to one that serves as a store house, and when an agency needs a speaker on a topic they can search that database. Save $ on paying for public speakers - we have some amazing talent already within the federal ranks who would be willing to present material already in thier wheelhouse to others - e.g., "Managing Up for new employees." That need not be... more »

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Healthcare Database for VA Claims

Set up a national healthcare database that healthcare providers can tie into a national system. Similar to what law enforcement has (NCIS). Each body system is coded the same so that each treatment is documented and tracked for life. If child has treatment at age 6, that info is documented in national database. At 16, more entries. At 26, while on active duty, again another entry. At 36, vet goes to VA Medical... more »

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Establish Database of Product Reviews

The US Government purchases many billions of dollars of goods and services each year. Contract evaluations do include "past performance" but that's usually just a few references provided by the bidder. Agencies generally do not have any reliable or systematic way of knowing how happy or unhappy others within their own Department have been with the same product or company, and they certainly have no way to access that... more »

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Executive Office of the President

Department of Technology Utilization - It Will Come Eventually!!

Problem: The underlying problem is lack of Technology Utilization. Technology exists on every Government computer with functionalities, features, capabilities, and tools that are not being utilized and therefore the return on investments in Technology is low. Most end-users of technology are not technology experts and therefore do not realize the full capabilities in order to perform their functions efficiently with the... more »

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Legislative Branch

Skill Database for Agencies

My idea is to create an Government skill and/or Project database for use for internal agencey projects. What problem are you trying to solve? At any given moment each agency has over a hundred individual internal projects going on. To get these completed in most cases offices solely use talent within their office. I propose that we create either a talent pool database that associates skills with each divisions employee... more »

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Department of Labor

Better coordination of investigations and audits

There are multiple agencies within the Department of Labor (DOL) that might have jurisdiction over the same employer. When two or more agencies within DOL is conducting an investigation or audit of the same employer in the same year, there ought to be better coordination among the agencies to ensure that it is conducted as close to each as possible, preferably at the same time. Better coordination will serve two purposes:... more »

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Office of Personnel Management

Microfilm versus Paper for Database Backup

Every newspaper in the world uses microfilm as its primary backup --- and you can go to any newspaper and request a copy of a printing from 100 years ago. The biggest concern about Databases is that they can crash. However, paper takes up huge store rooms, time and resources to create, and as far as organization is hard to keep track of (without an electronic database that is). Even if an agency possesses a hardcopy... more »

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Department of Housing and Urban Development

E-MAR

Electronic Version of the Monthly Accounting Report to include a cumulative risk analysis of of the project. The Owner/Agent enters in the Schedule A, B, and C information; however it is assembled differently so as to capture the information similar to what is reported in FASS for account codes. In essence, the project prepares a cash Profit & Loss statement. It then allows Project Managers to interact by comparing... more »

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Department of Defense

Responsibilities & Requirements Relational Database (R3D)

Place all responsibilities and requirements (R&R) for all federal government organizations into a single comprehensive relational database – R3D. For example, in the DoD this would include all service-level, command-level, center-lever, and base-level guidance and instructions. Delete all R&R from all guidance and instructions and only maintain this information in the R3D. Eventually delete all guidance and instructions... more »

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Department of Defense

Electronic Notebooks to replace paper, notebooks and travel

Replace the use of lab notebooks, journals, notes, texts, handouts, etc. with the use of electronic notebooks/tablets. The elimination of such items would save in paper costs as well as make databases more accessable. Tablets can also provide new programs for note-taking, presentations, databases, as well as many other applications that make things more efficient. Another use of a the talet would be video conferencing... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Create Efficient Personnel Databases

The database our office currently uses has yearly operating costs of roughly half a million dollars, just in licensing fees alone. Our system has many software limitations preventing us from streamlining tasks performed within the database and causing many data integrity issues. These issues create increased workloads requiring the need for overtime in order to meet deadlines. Another issue includes the hazards and dangers... more »

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Office of Personnel Management

STOP Documenting Documents

There is no need to print out paper receipts of electronic file transfers. This is common practice in most mail rooms, HR and filerooms. Everytime a piece of mail, file, personnel record or anytype of electronic file is moved or updated, a paper receipt (or some variation) is printed for either the supervisor's or empoyees record. It is important to document the transaction --- however, this can just as easily be backed... more »

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Department of Transportation

Saving Millions of Dollars Through IED Data Collection

SAVING MILLIONS OF DOLLARS THROUGH IED DATA COLLECTION According to the latest news report, the United States government has spent more than 17 billion dollars in 2011 for Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) study and work groups without achieving a quality data base. I believe we can reduce this threat through the use of evaluation and technical analysis practices routinely used in the FAA’ and National Transportation... more »

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Department of Commerce

$187,000,000 Per Year Saved! OPERATION FREEZE THE INK!

OPERATION FREEZE THE INK! 700 pounds and 10,000 pages is what the average worker will print in one year. A 25-30% reduction of printing by 50-60% of federal workers (1,500,000 FTE) would save $187 million in a year! It's not technology that holds us back, it's the will to use it. Implementing a printing cap would make government workers get creative in how a document is electronically delivered.

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