Department of Defense

STOP THE INSANITY! Why Throw Away $$$ Billions???

Why does a completely tax exempt organization voluntarily throw away billions of dollars by paying taxes on travel? I travel a lot for the Navy and detest that taxes for TDY travel expenses are charged to my government credit card. Though the Government Treasury will get the taxes back, for the Navy and the Program Office (PMA), those funds are lost. Those lost and unrecoverable funds, which can quickly add up to billions, ...more »

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Department of Health and Human Services

A federal portal to share unused resources among federal agencie

May it be software licenses, hardware resources, accessories, building space, man power, knowledge, software applications – a new system/portal should be created for agencies to be able to share these resources. How many times we all have felt we need a critical resource (some mentioned above) and for various reasons (lack of funding one of them) we cannot get it? I am sure some of us have these items within their respective ...more »

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Department of the Treasury

Consolidation of Resource Components

We need to start taking a close look at consolidating resource components throughout government. We need to develop score cards for how well one agency does business and begin reducing redundant systems creating 'exclusive delegation agreements' for services and administrative processing functions. For instance, Bureau of Public Debt is streamlining the process how Delegated Examination Unit and Classification functions ...more »

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Department of Homeland Security

END OF YEAR SPENDING - ROLL OVER BUDGET

Similar to rollover budget and end of year spending. Every year with about 2-3 months left in the fiscal year, not just my Field Office, but I'm sure every agency within the U.S. Government spends the rest of their budget, out of fear of not getting the same amount or more money the following year, and I'm sure as a way to justify asking for more funding. Field Offices should be able to spend what they need to complete ...more »

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Department of the Interior

How often have you had trouble finding the optimal meeting room?

How many times have you wanted to find the optimal meeting room, only to find out later that there was a room available on another floor or in another building that you didn't even know about! That no longer has to be a problem. With a simple project and agreement amongst offices, Outlook can be used to share resources amongst all offices, units, etc. No longer will we waste dollars with empty meeting rooms being unused ...more »

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Department of the Interior

How often has scheduling a meeting taken more than 5 mins?

How often has it take you multiple tries and reschedules to get a meeting set up because not everyone uses or keeps their electronic Outlook calendar up to date? This can turn what should be a simple five-minute process into an ordeal that takes multiple tries and 20 minutes or more of hassle! Scheduling a meeting with multiple people should take no longer than 5 minutes if everyone has their calendar up to date. Too ...more »

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