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National Aeronautics and Space Administration

FDCC/USGCB/CIS-configured operating systems from factory

Per the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA), federal information systems must be hardened according to security configuration standards such as the Federal Desktop Core Configuration (FDCC), the U.S. Government Configuration Baseline (USGCB), and the Center for Internet Security (CIS) benchmarks.

Government (and contractor) IT shops spend countless hours configuring new and existing systems to ensure... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Let Employees Use Personal Smartphones and Tablets to Connect

Use a service such as Citrix or Good Technologies to provide a secure connection to Government networks for people to use their personal smart phones (iPhone), tablets (iPad) or laptops. Provide an incentive to encourage to use their personal equipment. People using their personal electronics would have to agree to allow a "kill' feature be installed on all personal smart phones and tablet so that Government information... more »

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Green Computing, Reduced Power Use

A more power efficient workstation, such as the Apple Macintosh “Mini” desktop computer, can run Windows software and use about 1/8th the power of our current Dell desktop computers, saving approximately $20 per system per year. VA IT estimates there are 350,000 desktop workstations in the VA. Using Mac Mini systems to replace the current desktop workstations would result in a $7 million savings per year in reduced electricity... more »

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Department of Justice

Web Based Applications and omit all ActiveX code

By updating all the database application interfaces to a web/mobile application solution you will reduce the enormous cost of software licenses for each government computer user. Yes, EACH end user. If the end users do not have to rely on a proprietary/commercial software licenses the overall cost for each user would be cut dramatically. Don’t believe me, count the amount of users, times the Operating License then... more »

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Department of Defense

Invest in Apple Devices

Invest in Apple devices: ie Macs, iPhones, and iPads . Throughout the years I’ve seen inexpensive hardware that was purchased to save money. However, due to their mediocre quality in hardware the government would have to replace them at a higher frequency. Granted Macs are common in elementary and high schools for their simplicity. Having the latest Windows OS installed, as a virtual machine, on a Mac would have the ease... more »

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