At nearly every military command or defense agency I have worked for, every night watch floors and staffs set to the task of printing hundreds of pages of documents for executive readbooks. Most senior officials only have time to review a fraction of the documents, which are subsequently shredded. This wastes reams of paper and thousands of dollars in labor costs. These documents are already posted online and are readily... more »
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.
Each NPS unit potentially has hundreds of documents that they want preserved for use by their resource management staff or stakeholders interested in contributing ideas and research. NPS Library Services, NPS Focus, and NPS GIS services are seriously underused. It is my understanding that these on-line portals are to provide park units with a centralized place for access to their technical studies. When these portals... more »
Negotiate with publishers to make a non-fiction library of ebooks available for lending to all federal employees. Free access to top-quality publications could do a lot to improve the capabilities of the federal workforce at modest cost. Much cheaper than training.
Go the E-book way.
Than having the same hard bound reference book in every office, go electronic. Subscribe/pay for the group access and distribute the log-in info to all employees. The 'Physicians Desk Reference' and the Dictionaries comes to mind! How about Kindling it?