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Legislative Branch

Require Contractors to scan and submit proposals electronically

We have vendors who do business with the government who still deliver their proposals in paper form. We should require them to deliver all proposals electronically. It takes a large amount of time to scan these proposals and label them all. If I could get all of my proposals electronically it would mean quicker processing of propsals and allow me time to work more effectively and efficiently.

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Department of Defense

Government Contractors

The military is now getting contracted out. The contractors are making a killing. You look at my job in the Air Force, 2F0X1, I have had several airmen seperate from the Air Force to do the exact same job in the middle east for $120,000+. These jobs, contracted out by the DoD. My current job stateside, is partially contracted out, they make more money then we do. If we cut these outrageous contractor jobs and let... more »

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Legislative Branch

Hire more FTEs (Government Employees)

Many contractos spend years on the same job and often the same contract or it's re-incarnation. Many ar Sub-contractors. The actual workers make the equivalent of government workers salaries but their cost to the government is far higher due to the contracting company profit margine and overhead. i.e. a contractor may be billed at $120/hr while actually earning $50/hr + benefits. Given their longevity on the job it... more »

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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

Contractors/Outsorcing

Save Billions: Contractor/Outsourcing in the federal government seems to be a method where contractors get rich and do not for the most part accomplish what they are hired to do at a minimum. In addition most contracts are raised significantly year after year after the original contracted period. This work has been proven to be more efficient and cost effective if done by government employees. The main difference seems... more »

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Department of Health and Human Services

Reduce our chronic dependence on contractors for IT Services

Many parts of our organization are heavily dependent on external contractors to provide labor and services to government. They perform various technical functions, as well as procurement sensitive activities that really should be limited to fed-only staff, such as budgetary projection and resource allocation. While this may be a useful short-term strategy, to quickly ramp up and effectively leverage private sector resource... more »

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Department of Housing and Urban Development

Use SharePoint/InfoPath for InHouse Grant Competition Management

The Federal Government already licenses software packages such as Microsoft SharePoint and InfoPath that can be effectively used to operate and manage competitive grant application review processes. Currently, the IT infrastructure for most grant competitions relies on contractor built systems that unnecessarily cost the government millions of dollars.

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For a recent $2 billion Recovery Act funded grant competition,... more »

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Department of the Treasury

Improve Money Management By Optimizing Contractor Payments

Money management optimization can save millions for the taxpayer that can be put to better use elsewhere. The government spends billions each year to pay contractors for their goods and services. We have also automated the accounts payable system (EDI) making it paperless. It allows for contractors/vendors to submit electronic invoices and the government in turn pays by electronic funds transfer. This system has become... more »

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Congessional Budget Office

Check your contractor

In my time in the government I have seen contractors time and time again pull shenanigans. These contractors are wasteful. Time and time again, they somehow require much more money and time than they originally bid to do the job. They are taking advantage of Uncle Sam's now shallow pockets. Contractors should be required to finish the project as contracted, on time and within budget. They lowball the bid to get the... more »

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Department of the Treasury

Contractors

Contractors often do IT work for the government. All contract should have a mandatory clause that states that all work is owned by the government and all coding MUST be turned over to the government upon completion. This is a simple thing to change and it would save millions of dollars. Many contractors leave the job with the code and all subsequent changes go into another contract. The goverment should know how to... more »

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Department of the Interior

Simplified Acquisitions through IDIQ

One of the most frustrating parts of working for the government has been that when you find a good contractor who performs well you can't hire him back without going through a terribly expensive acquisition process and half the time you still don't get the contractor. Also you can’t get work done because the acquisition process is so slow and cumbersome. And lastly nothing is more frustrating than spending over a third... more »

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Department of Health and Human Services

Government Contracts (Contracting Agency work out)

The government can save money by hiring contract employees who are contractors that perform work for different government agencies. Paying a company that does business with the government that pays an employee (contractor) to perform work duties for government agencies work is a waste.

The government pays to have one company or a company that subcontracts government work out that turn around and hires contractors to... more »

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