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Executive Office of the President

Agency consolidation -Several branches

Consolidate all land management and land planning agencies to reduce the duplicity of work required such as NEPA and to reduce the continual problem of turf battles and lack of interagency coordination. As one agency, standardize procedures for plan formulation and design. Require inclusion of non-fed partners throughout the entire planning process and also require that their goals and objectives will be included with... more »

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Legislative Branch

Cut spending and balance the budget

DO NOT RAISE THE DEBT CEILING! Pass a budget (preferably a balanced budget). Repeal the "Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act." Next, entitlement reform (privitization of Social Security, etc.). End alternative energy and farm subsidies. Decrease the size of the Federal government and empower the state governments. Enact spending caps and term limits on the Legislature. Consolidate duplicate governemnt programs... more »

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Legislative Branch

Federal Foundations

Why do we need separate federal foundations? We have the Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation, the Christopher Columbus Foundation, Barry M. Goldwater Foundation, James Madison Foundation, and the Harry S. Truman Foundation. Can't these grant programs be incorporated into existing federal grant agencies? For example, the Christopher Columbus Fdn seems a good fit for the NSF.

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Department of Defense

Migrate to Linux and Open Desktop Suite during Consolidation

Computer (IT) equipment (HW) would not need to be updated with the frequency that is common with Microsoft (MS) products if this idea were followed: Each newly-installed MS operating system (OS) is usually coupled with new desktop (PC) HW. When aligning and/or consolidating IT (at time of organizational merger), significant cost savings would be realized by choosing an OS that would not need new HW. PCs often run the... more »

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Department of Commerce

Consolidate the National Weather Service - Eliminate Regionaliza

By eliminating the six "Regional Headquarters" within the NWS, directives from the top would reach the field offices more "efficiently" and would be carried out more effectively. Plus, it would save alot of money by eliminating all the unneccesary management that is "gumming up the works."
Most of the important support structure for the NWS is located in Kansas City, MO. The "Central Region" HQ is also located there.... more »

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