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Department of Energy

Avoid Overfunding Grantees

Expand USASpending.gov to include contract and grant deliverables. Grant-making agencies inadvertently double, sometimes triple fund the same work. With this added capability, program managers could search for similar, already federally-funded deliverables and give higher priority to innovative, responsive and highly-rated yet unfunded proposals.

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Legislative Branch

Trace all checks before replacement

Duplicate check negotiation is an on-going problem in SSA. Getting rid of the process of immediate check replacements could potentially save the agency millions of dollars in overpayments each year. We currently have a system in place for tracing a check to see if it has been cashed before we replace it, but we only use that system if the claimant has cashed a duplicate check in the past. I feel we should implement... more »

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