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Government Accountability Office

Project award process and cost overrun control.

The government has a problem with project cost overruns. Many times a project is awarded for a fixed cost. Then the contractor has cost overruns during the project that the government has to pay to close the project. The purposed plan is to use @Risk decision process for predicting the total cost of the project with cost overrun precentage factored in the total cost. This process will give the government a risk assement... more »

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Department of Justice

millions in savings for government grant programs

As one of the major grant-making bureaus within the Department of Justice, we make volumes of competitive grant awards to states, local units of government, non profits and many other justice-related entities to improve the delivery of justice across the nation. The primary mechanism that we rely upon to make grant award decisions is the use of peer review. We utilize experts and practitioners in the field to make determinations... more »

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Department of Commerce

3. Solar and Green Roofs Initiative

The Government can save millions of dollars if solar panels are installed on roofs of federal buildings. Most of these buildings have flat roofs and solar panels have increased flexibilities. Solar energy will decrease the emission of greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide, which will have a direct impact in making a greener environment. If 50% of the electricity originate from other sources such as solar or wind, the... more »

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Department of Agriculture

Wildfire costs defer to country of illegal immigrants

It is well known in the wildfire community after an investigation how and who may have started the devastating wildfires that have consumed the southwest U.S. Sometimes it is by accident or even weather related, but sometimes it is a diversion for the Border Patrol so the illegal immigrants who are drug smugglers and slave traders can cross without capture. U.S. land, homes and people suffer the most with only the U.S.... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

TSA - Install gravity-power tray/bin returns at TSA checkpoints!

TSA should install gravity-powered tray/bin returns at its checkpoints.

Gravity-powered tray/bin returns are used at most European airports. The devices are usually just a pair of sloped rails. When a passenger finishes their screening, he/she simply places the bins he/she used on these sloped rails. The empty bins then slide, via gravity, back to the unsecured side of the checkpoint. The empty bins are then utilized... more »

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Department of Energy

IT Database for Maintenance Requests

I know we have an email system that we can utilize for submitting IT requests, or we can call in, which I'm sure most people do. The problem comes when we get an email saying that we called in, and then no one shows up for awhile to fix our issue. I think it would be easier if there were a tracking system that we could log into to submit requests; and then we could track how long it's going to take for someone to assist... more »

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