Department of Homeland Security

Issue Tablet Computers

While this initially seems like a cost-incurring idea, tablet computers could significantly reduce costs in a variety of ways. They could replace desktop computers, laptop computers and Blackberries. Video chat capabilities could replace cell phones (or agencies could opt for a stripped-down cell plan without data or texting) and expensive-but-rarely-used video conferencing equipment. Fewer projectors would be needed,... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Cut Phone Benefit from Travel Allowance

Current policy allows employees to claim a small amount for telephone expenses. This is unnecessary because national long-distance is included in all mobile phone plans, and family members can generally call for free. If an employee has a personal mobile phone, this benefit is unnecessary.

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Department of Justice

Inmate Telephone Monitoring

The enhancement of BOP inmate telephone monitoring could be dramatically enhanced via the creation of a BOP Communications Monitoring Center on the grounds of FCC Allenwood. By such a center staffed by some 450 odd staff responsible for nation-wide inmate telephone monitoring supplementing, and coordinating criminal investigations that are telephone related, some 600-700 staff engaged in telephone monitoring at BOP... more »

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