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Department of Housing and Urban Development

Consolidate government space in field office cities

Have someone work on organizing ALL government space within cities. By having this person, there will be a coordinated effort to ensure that government space is not being wasted. This can help, for example, by allowing for agencies to possibly combine space so that only 1 building is needed instead 2 or if one agency needs some extra space for a short time they can go where another agency has extra space instead of... more »

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Department of Defense

Eliminate pagers and work phones

The pager system especially for physciains is an outdated system that no longer serves a purpose especially when almost all of us have cellular phones or smartphones. Eliminate the pager system and work phones and allow employees to use their own mobile phones.

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Department of Agriculture

Consolidate USDA FSA and NRCS

The USDA NRCS & FSA have long since been sister agencies. Traditionally FSA has been the financial assistance provider and NRCS has been the technical assistance provider. In the last 10 years, the nature of these agencies has changed somewhat with the majority of change being that NRCS has become a significant provider of financial assistance to farm producers in addition to technical assistance. It would be inthe... more »

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General Services Administration

Combine supply systems

How many supply systems does the Gov't use? There is GSA, but agencies have there own supply departments. From this Save web page, I found that NASA contacts with Lockheed for their supplies. One may think that by using the whole contracting power of the USA that the best deal could be made since the gov't would be buying in volume. Advantages are getting a better price due to a good bargining position due to the... more »

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Department of Defense

Software standardization

Each service currently purchases various pieces of software to accomplish their jobs, unfortunately they do this with tunnel-vision rather than reviewing the already approved software across all agencies. What happens is that the Army will purchase one type of software (for example) to digitally sign documents, the Air Force will use something else, the Navy something else also. Each piece of software requires accreditation,... more »

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Legislative Branch

Combine Online Systems (Websites) Used by Federal Employees

We use over 10 separate online systems to take care of daily administrative tasks, and I believe that we should combine them all into one website, similar to how Google lets you switch between e-mail, calendar, documents, photos, etc. with a simple mouse click.

Combining all these systems into one system and hosting it on a centralized server would take advantage of economies of scale, greatly reducing the electricity,... more »

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Legislative Branch

Convert old paper docs to pdf format/reduce real estate holdings

A good portion of government office real estate is taken up by paper documents storage. In addition to implementing electronic documents today, we need to capture information on paper documents generated before electronic means were available. Machines are now available that rapidly convert nonbound documents to PDF format. Recommend mass-purchase of such equipment for manned agency libraries government-wide. Suggest... more »

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Department of Defense

Consolidate Facility Design & Construction agencies

There are three major acquisition agencies that provide facility design, construction & management services for the Federal Government. These are GSA, ACOE and NAVFAC. There is extensive duplication of resources across these three agencies that would be eliminated if consolidated into one agency. Both the "military" organizations of ACOE and NAVFAC should be eliminated and the workload shifted to GSA.

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Department of Agriculture

Reduce rent / lease fees by combining Federal facilities

Here in my community, we have Federal offices in several different areas of town - some downtown/midtown/north/south of town. The majority of these offices are rented/leased space. I would like to recommend that Federal services are consolidated into one federally owned facility. Currently there is one available with several offices open and sitting empty. Because 80% of the building is in use, these offices already... more »

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Office of Personnel Management

consolidate legal teams for crosscutting needs

The same ethics and HR rules govern federal employees across agencies. Why not have a consolidated legal services team that handles all basic ethics clearances and other cross cutting legal needs across the Administration. Added benefit is that legal advice would likely be more consistent between agencies since it would be provided by one consolidated team.

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Printer Reduction and Consolidation

As information flows through an organization documents are the key component that drives it. The cost of maintaining and printing documents are very costly to every organization. A good portion of the cost is printing, which includes paper, consumables, power/cooling (i.e., AC) and maintenance. These costs can be controlled or at the very least reduced. A recent Info Trends market research study indicates that the... more »

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Merge VA into DOD

Eliminate the VA as a separate entity, by rolling the Dept. of Veterans Affairs into the DOD, to provide care for all active duty forces, their families and Veterans.

Cost reductions include eliminating redundant department and services. Eliminating the VA central office in Washington DC.

Lower costs of supplies and pharmaceuticals due to the combined purchasing power of the VA and DOD.

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Department of the Treasury

Consolidate vendors and increase purchasing power

Government agencies could stand to save an extraordinary amount if they were to consolidate vendors to increase their purchasing power. While it may be impractical to consolidate vendors across all government agencies, it is certainly feasible to achieve this across groups of government agencies and departments (Treasury, State, Transportation, etc.) or even by geographic area. By engaging in a competitive bidding process... more »

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