Executive Office of the President

Codify data support systems in procurement

We all know that procurement of goods and services for the federal government is laborious. The very nature of the job is to improve the way we spend the taxpayer dollars with little risk and fast. However, 1102 procurement officers whether an apprentice or journeymen is burdened with the time it takes to maintain the integrity of systems and processes that either do not work, are not counted, or is duplicitous of other... more »

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General Services Administration

Notice your cafeteria vendor performance not up to par?

I can only speak for myself, but I have noticed that the onsite cafeteria vendor offerings and staff has declined throughout the year. Granted in my complex, some agencies have scaled back on employees, increased mobile work and alternative work schedules causing the vendor to cutback on costs. Eventually, the vendor will not be able to turn a profit and thus be forced to close their operation all together. My idea... more »

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Executive Office of the President

Small Business Separation Bonuses (Save $1-2Billion or more)

Provide separation bonuses to government employees who submit an approved business plan and will start a business within 1 year of separation/early retirement from government employment. We all know the executive department is bloated, at least those of us who are honest & who have been around long enough to experience the waste first hand among various departments. I've had first hand experience with DOJ, DOD & DOC.... more »

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Department of Defense

Small Business/Startup Separation Bonuses (Save $1-2 Billion)

Provide separation bonuses to government employees who submit an approved business plan and will start a business within 1 year of separation/early retirement from government employment. We all know the executive department is bloated, at least those of us who are honest & who have been around long enough to experience the waste first hand among various departments. I've had first hand experience with DOJ, DOD & DOC.... more »

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Department of Labor

get un/under-employed working to increase the tax base

Save money by paying down the debt, and don't let default happen (or else interest rates rise, and the US debt will crush us!). The equation is taxes on income are source of funding for Govt. Currently govt is working on the wrong part by thinking to reduce Soc Sec, Medicaid, which help people, while ignoring the fact that TWENTYFIVE PERCENT of workers are UN/UNDER-EMPLOYED!! (9% unemployed, 17% underemployed = 26%) Now... more »

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Department of Defense

Save $3.2 Billion: Army Organic Fixed Wing Close Air Support

In a March 1997 CBO report, “Reducing the Deficit Spending and Revenue Options,” DEF-16, “Make the Army Responsibility for Close Air Support (CAS),” the CBO proposed a revolutionary idea to decrease deficit spending. The report stated that transferring responsibility for CAS from the USAF to the Army would save the Department of Defense (DOD) $3.2 billion over 5 years in 1997 fiscal terms. Not mentioned in the report... more »

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Government Accountability Office

Stop Small Business Set Asides and the 8(A) Program

In theory the programs work, but in practice there are too many flaws. Contractors know these flaws and capitalize on them. The government needs to fix these flaws or get rid of the programs altogether. The programs were intended to give opportunities to small businesses. For example, the 8(a) program gives qualified contractors the opportunity to receive "sole-source" contracts (not exceeding $3.5 million for goods and... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Restrict the Freedom of a Government Purchase Card

Many Coast Guard members are required to obtain a Government Purchase Card. Following the proper Source of Supply is essential to obtaining supplies and services as well as receiving the proper cost for each item or service. Here is where we fall short. Too many purchases are being made to big and small companies resulting in waste of funds. The government needs a centralized supply command where everything can be... more »

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Department of Agriculture

Eco Friendly Staplers

There are staplers made that use no staples for up to five pages. Used for small staple jobs, both money and resources could be conserved.

 

These staplers are inexpensive and eco-friendly.

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