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Department of Defense

Excessive Human Subjects Reveiw Board Reqs

I am in no way debating the usefulness or ethical obligation of human subject review boards, especially in DoD funded clinical research. However, the current system requires an investagator to submit IRB packages for approval at the institution the researcher is employed at regardless of whether the work is actually being conducted within that site. This requirement simply fails to reflect the collaborative nature of... more »

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Consolidate DoD Military Criminal Investigative Organizations

As a result of BRAC actions, the following headquarter elements of the Military (Defense) Criminal Investigative Service Organizations have relocated to a newly constructed facility at Quantico, VA. Also relocated to the same facility was the Joint Counterintelligence Training Academy (JCITA). The MCIO's have the responsibilities to conduct felony level criminal investigations and operations on behave of their respective... more »

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Reorganize the Department of Defense for the 21st century

The "merging" of military warfare technology, information technology, and communications technology as we go through the 21st century will drastically alter the way warfare is conducted. Because of this, we need to simplify, at least on paper, the organizational structure of the Department of Defense. It MUST be organized around the five major functions of the Department of Defense, which are the design, development,... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Telework for TSA Inspectors

Allowing for Inspectors to Telework will reduce or free up the need for additional office space (and the associated costs). A majority of time spent in the office is for data-entry of inspection reports which can be done from anywhere. Inspectors are equipped with laptops capable of tethering for intra-net access. Allowances for Inspectors to bring home assigned vehicles would have to be made. I have worked on assignments... more »

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Social Security Administration

Eliminate unnecessary policy/regulations and intranet sites

Our agency would clearly benefit tremendously if policy components would focus on reviewing existing policy and eliminate unnecessary/outdated policy procedures and instructions. This should be a mandate, reports should be submitted on progress.

Necessary policy could also be consolidated to be clearer and simpler for us to execute in operations. Generally the objective of policy components is to "update" or expand on... more »

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Executive Office of the President

Mandate that this site be uttilized

Mandate that the top 100 ideas at a minimum are forwarded to the involved agency executive for review and comment.

There are an extensive amount of valuable ideas here that may not score number one. It would be tremendous waste of effort if those below number one were not reviewed for consideration. We all have an idea or two here, we all put effort into this, what a waste if the ideas were simply deleted.

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Environmental Protection Agency

Streamline DOD/DOE Superfund cleanups

DOD is spending way to much money on Superfund cleanups. Look at McClellan AFB as an example. DOE also spends too much. Streamline cleanups at DOD/DOE. Create monetary incentives to reduce cleanup costs. Current contract mechanisms seem only to prolong the cleanups and resultant costs.

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Department of Defense

Stop Paying Twice for Windows

We buy computers from Dell. Each computer comes with a license from Microsoft. (Sticker with license key) We then buy an Enterprise license to install Windows (any version) on that computer. Dell sells computers without Windows. We can buy our computers without Microsoft licenses, and then install our Enterprise software. (Volume Licensing)

We never use the preinstalled version, and we never use the license key we pay... more »

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Department of Defense

Eliminate DOD Decals for ALL Branches

Currently, the Air Force has eliminated the requirement for use of DOD decals on vehicles entering their bases. ALL branches should follow suit since 100% I.D. checks have been in place since 9/11 and will remain in place indefinitely. The decals provide no additional security and actually only allow potential terrorists to target DOD personnel. The elimination of decals for all branches will provide a significant cost... more »

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Department of Defense

Stop the repetitive "do-overs" for Personnel actions

The president announced that the hiring time for federal employees needed to be reduced - so Air Force Personnel Center now maintains metrics stating that they have no RPA's for hiring open more than 50 days... Unfortunately, they are skewing the metrics to meet the Presidential mandate but not actually accomplishing the hiring within the 80-90 day limit set by the President.
What is actually happening is that a supervisor... more »

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Department of Defense

Cancel the JSpOC Mission System acquisition

The JSpOC Mission System (JMS) currently being bid for and led by the Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) under Air Force Space Command (AFSPC) is a redundant, bloated effort to replace aging stovepiped systems with new(er) non-industry standard stovepiped systems derived from code almost a decade old, completely ignoring the guidance set forth in DoD Directive 5000.1. The current Commerical-Off-The-Shelf products... more »

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A Simple Idea That Is Easy To Implement

I propose that when military members are sent TDY they be required to share quarters or hotel rooms with one other member, providing they do not have to share the same bed, are of equal rank and the same gender.

When my unit was sent on a mission for a few weeks, we stayed at a hotel and each member got their own room which was equipped with two beds. My brother, also in my unit, was sent TDY with us and we decided to... more »

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Department of Defense

Cut Unneccessary Spending

I work in Medical Logistics (supply) at Spangdahlem AB in Germany. I see massive amounts of waste every day.

Taxpayer funds are allowed to purchase things like customized stethoscopes, fancy gel pens, etc. We don't need these items to function. I have a nice pen... that I bought with my own money. If commands were made to make sure units were purchasing the simplest day to day items that best get the job done DoD wide,... more »

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Waste of Money

Good morning, I have several ideas to help out.

1. Where i work, in my building alone, the organization purchased 10 47" monitors that are mounted on the wall. One is located in the entrance to the building, playing the same thing over and over again. Only one other is used for briefings. The rest are collecting dust. If they got a good price at $800 dollars a piece, that is $8,000 in one building in the Department... more »

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