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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Department of Justice

Suspicious Activity Reporting data systems

Consolidate the number of unclassifed data systems used by the federal government to document and track reports of suspicious activity. Currently, the Department of Justice (DOJ) has funded two disparate data systems for suspicious activity reporting. These systems are known as eGuardian which is operated by the Federal Bureau of Investigations and the SAR Shared Space also known as the SAR vetting tool and operated by... more »

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Reciprocate Security clearances within all Federal Government!

We spend billions of dollars on background investigation for Federal employees (including soldiers leaving the service going to Federal employment) with current clearances by the Federal Government, due in part to disconnect. A Federal employee going from one Federal Agency to another should take no more than a month. However due to redoing (Cleared Employee) the extensive background investigation it takes more money,... more »

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Department of Defense

Consolidate DoD Research Laboratories

The Army, Navy, and Air Force each have their own research laboratory. These three research laboratories share many of the same objectives, such as: Directed Energy Information Technology Propulsion Munitions Human Research Sensors Space Vehicles Materials By bringing these three labs under one DoD Research Laboratory, redundancy in research objectives could be eliminated. Furthermore, many of the directorates and programs... more »

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Department of Commerce

Streamline and Limit Diversity Training Budgets

Too many individually conceived diversity training and workshops result in offices overspending on multiple programs for the same cause. Streamline diversity to one program and keep the workshops and training as online programs. This would free up more money to spend on mission critical operations.

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Department of the Interior

Allow Personal Cell Phones vs. Gov't Issued Phones

Mimic industry and (except where required for security reasons) allow employees to use personal cell/smart phones for government business. Allows elimination or consolidation of supported infrastructure, support personnel, phone purchases, upgrades, etc. Allows employee to carry fewer devices. Allows nearly all employees to have cell phone access to work. Facilitates teleworking. Reduces the "I left it at the office"... more »

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Legislative Branch

Stop printing calendars

Many people pick up paper government calendars from the supply room out of habit, even though the government has already purchased them a computer with a sophisticated calendar application (often Outlook). If employees really insist on having a paper calendar, they can buy their own; the government doesn't need to supply you with both an electronic and paper calendar.

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