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Department of Agriculture

Single Governmentwide Computer Security Training

So many agencies and Departments develop their own IT security training that all employees have to take annually. How much do all these programs, which are new each year, cost? Why not just have one government-wide computer security training program? We would save millions in duplicated effort and increase uniformity of security standards.

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Department of Homeland Security

Federal IT Professionals

The Government spends way too much money on contractors, and one the of biggest examples where it is unnecessary, and actually damaging is in the Information Technology field. There is absolutely no justification to allow a contractor to provide any form of IT help whatsoever, and this is solely from a security stand point (not even considering competency). Hiring a fed at a 7/9/11 GS level to do help desk work Tiers... more »

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Legislative Branch

Rethink Biometric Pilot Credential Program To Save Program Costs

Instead of developing a new stand alone "pilot biometric credential", and since legislation dictates one, why not consider using the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP's) Trusted Traveler Global Entry credential for this purpose.

Although not specifically tailored for pilots currently, the global entry card could easily accomodate "pilots" via unique data elements within existing IT infrastructure for greater... more »

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Legislative Branch

An Idea From the Enlisted Perspective

President Obama,

Hello Sir. I read that the government is going to begin asking its employees to shut down their computers whenever they will be out of use after their work day is over. This is a great idea, except in the Air Force there are weekly security updates that shoot through their networks. If our computers are off, they won't get the needed security updates that we require in this day and age of hacking. I... more »

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Department of Health and Human Services

Cloud Computing, Dumb Terminals, InfoSec, and Data Archives

Developments by companies utilizing cloud based computing (particularly Google) are resulting in an increasingly robust solution including enterprise class sercurity and online data storage. Firewall, IDS/IPS, Data Leakage Prevention, system wide applications, etc., can all be controlled "in the cloud" by connecting all remote users through dumb terminals. Dumb terminals allow users to connect to a central network without... more »

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Department of Health and Human Services

Optimizing the Computer Security and Update Process

Solving two computer issues would increase government efficiency and save money. Presently, HHS computers receive software updates overnight, and sporadic reminder emails for the updates (1 day to 1 month in advance) result in individuals leaving computers on overnight. Also, security scans, which substantially reduce computing speed, occur throughout the day. Today, I was able to open only one webpage in 35 minutes... more »

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RECESS on the ROOF = more SPACE, more PROTECTION

Some schools take up more space than the school yard where children play. Adding fences and walls on the roof of schools not only allow for more space for children to run around in but also adds protection to children in dangerous neighborhoods where stray bullets are not out of the ordinary. This will restore more faith to underprivileged schools as well as lower the cost of extra security needed in some schools for... more »

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