Showing 14 ideas for tag "improve efficency"

Department of Defense

Automate the Design Change Notice (DCN) Process

Currently, to put a new part into the Navy Supply System we have to use a form called a Design Change Notice. Currently only Manual DCNs are accepted. This process currently requires the submission of a Word document which frequently gets returned by Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) WSS (Weapon Systems Support) due to transcription errors or incorrectly entered information. The time wasted filling out, re-filling... more »

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Stop Waste Spending (Landscaping, Large TVs, Construction Projec

Spend money towards defense instead of no value added spending. Billions are being spent across DoD on unnecessary landscaping, flat screen TV’s, construction projects, etc… Create a culture were saving money is a priority instead of spending. First, visit several installations identifying wasteful spending habits (i.e. landscaping, large flat screen televisions, not needed computers, not needed construction). Many... more »

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Use Best Practice and Open Competition in Acquisition

Mandate Open Competition. Issue: use of traditional systems integrators and now the reduced number of contract vehicles, has inadvertently and unintentionally limited the options available to DOD to contract necessary work in support of its customers and mission. These limited options have caused the continual use and re-use of a select number of traditional systems integrators. These systems integrators by their business... more »

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Better use of software programs to reduce the cost of printing

The VA is supposed to go paperless in the future. So, why do we print the letters from MAP-D, PCGL, and RBA 2000, for the veteran’s file? These letters are all saved and available for viewing at any time. PCGL and RBA 2000 letters are in Virtual VA. Uploading MAP-D letters into Virtual VA would result in having all letters stored in one centralized location. Additionally, since we have access to the veteran’s medical... more »

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Department of Defense

Buy components not the whole module

Inside the Individual First Aide Kit (IFAK), is several modules with one being the "minor module". The minor module consists of about 12 component parts and 3-4 are shelf life controlled. Instead of replacing the whole minor module at a cost of $19.23 as is the current practice, why not just replace the expired shelf life components inside of it. At our installation alone, all 841 IFAK are unserviceable due to shelf... more »

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Department of Defense

Mandatory DRMO use

The Gov., DoD in particular has a DRMO system for liquidating or reassigning used equipment. Although the idea is good, I have noticed that the DRMO is often ignored by the DoD agencies when it comes time to acquire equipment. For one example, my base waited 2+ years & spent @ $600K to acquire a new crane. My base is @ 40 mi. from a DRMO through which at least 6 apparently useable cranes went to sale by DRMO in that... more »

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Making a Difference by Saving Energy and Money

I believe a great way the government could save energy and money would be to put in motion sensored lights. This would work especially well in restrooms, hallways and administrative offices. We would no longer have to rely on employees to turn the lights off. As long is someone is in the office working, in the restroom or walking down a hallway the lights are on. When you exit the area the lights go off. A great... more »

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Hospital based Infusion Center serving Inpt & Outpt Veterans

Infusion Centers allow for coordination of resources and efficient delivery of services while using a cost savings approach, saving approximately $1139.00 per day over having patients admitted for these same outpatient procedures. Patient and Employee satisfaction is higher, using less employee resources and time, also allowing the patient to return home the same day. When the focus of care is on quality and patient satisfaction,... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

$495 Million Savings By In-sourcing HSPD-12 PIV Card Issuance

Utilize strategic in-sourcing to issue Personal Identity Verification (PIV) cards to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) using the General Services Administration (GSA) USAccess Program to realize over $495 million in cost avoidance over 7 years, provide superior customer service, and attain an unmatched level of efficiency in the issuance of PIV cards.

GSA re-engineered the issuance process of PIV cards, which... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Incentivizing Responsible Coast Guard Fuel Consumption.

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Coast Guard guidelines for vessel transit planning are intended to maximize operational effectiveness. Each vessel in the fleet is expected to transit at a speed that uses fuel efficiently; enabling the unit to spend more time in the operating area, reducing wear on engines and saving money. Regrettably there is not an effective monitoring and enforcement mechanism to ensure personnel adhere to these standards.... more »

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Place VSR with county offices (POA) to facilitate faster claims

Placing veterans service representatives (VSR) into the field one at every county office. The VSR would actually talk with the claimant clarifying all information he or she is submitting. Copy the file into virtual VA and notification can be verbally/written no waiting 30 days for VCAA response. Since the VA is going papperless this will provide faster service to the veteran and create the I Care system that the VA is... more »

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Creating a VA Regional office training dept

I would suggest the Dept of VA, stop conducting centralized challenge training across the U.S. I would instead suggest each RO having a training dept to give out all new, and updated training. This department would be established with certified VSRs and RVSRS. I would suggest these individuals certified and have certain educational backgrounds. This way the cost associated with travel costs, per diem, hotel costs,... more »

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Software for More efficient C&P claims processing

1. C&P claims usually require more than one provider appointment. Most of these could be scheduled the day the 2507 is received. All the 2507's that come in one day would be scheduled in the order in which they could be completed the fastest. For example, if a VA is short-handed in psychology, then a patient who needs a psychology exam would not need all of his appointments scheduled ASAP, but rather closer to his... more »

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