Showing 10 ideas for tag "improve process efficiencies"
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Department of Homeland Security

Use of Profiling Techniques by TSA

Its time that TSA begin profiling potential threats. It is taking too long and costing too much for TSA to treat everyone as a threat. Use of proper profiling techniques to focus on specific individuals will more efficiently and effectively use TSA resources, reduce delays for most travelers at security checkpoints, reduce overall operating costs, and most importantly - provide more security for air travel.

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Department of Energy

Combine Federal Contracting Offices to Optimize Resources

Everyone knows the federal contracting workforce is understaffed and under-experienced for the workload facing them. It's time to optimize scarce resources and make organizational changes in key agencies. DOD should combine its services' contracting resources to ensure it has the experienced well trained people it needs. Organizational changes as well as evaluating each agency's processes for efficiencies could save money... more »

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Department of Defense

Broken Budget Process in DOD

Currently within DOD money is passed down the chain based on what we call projected budget numbers, these numbers are prior year spending averaged over the last 3 years plus change in mission requests. 1. Squadron, groups and bases are shorted the next year if they fail to spend what they are given in current FY. 2. The changing missions and the multitude of different events/ trainings, exercises, competency training,... more »

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Executive Office of the President

Require Feedback from All Agencies on Status of SAVE Suggestions

Require all agencies to provide periodic (quarterly) feedback on the status of all suggestions related to their agency. Those suggestions being implemented with est savings, those being studied further, those not being implemented (and why). Publish on this website. This feedback is something that has been sorely lacking from the program. Nothing is heard on any of the suggestions other than the top ones. We need... more »

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Executive Office of the President

Consolidate Similar Suggestions and Give Credit as Appropriate

There are numerous similar suggestions on the website. Recommend they be consolidated and as long as they are not an exact copy of someone else's both individuals should receive appropriate credit or the earliest one gets the credit. The problem is that the duplicates are watering down the voting. Three similar suggestions may have 15, 8, and 10 votes - where if they were one it would have 33 votes. Future events... more »

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Department of Transportation

Government Website Chat Representatives

Most companies that create websites for easier access to information also have a link that allows you to “chat” with a company representative. I am unaware of any assistance like that through any of the federal government websites. Most website company representatives are available to “chat” 24/7 to assist the public, although there are companies that only offer the “chat” certain times of the day. I would like to... more »

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Department of Health and Human Services

QA of Disability Status

Exercise the audit function of Agencies or OMB to on a three to five year frequency elibility status of disabled individuals. The resulting reduction in number of individuals receiving disability due to changing circumstances, physical capabilities, environment, etc. will at least cover the cost of auditing, but is likely to reduce expenses and related coverage of multiple support mechanisms for food, shelter, and medical... more »

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Department of Defense

Using Web Technologies to gain efficiencies

The Government should toward ways to use web technologies to modernize IT, reduce cost, reduce cycle time and increase the agility. We should not just look exclusively inward for the solution. We should look to Industry for best practice to gain efficiencies, save money, and avoid cost as Industry does to improve their return on investment. The cascading effect of this best practive would provide greater access to information... more »

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Efficient Security Protocol saves $900 Million annually

Wasted productivity is a large but avoidable expense. Our current security systems serve a critical purpose, but could be more time efficient. This proposal would avoid losing more than $900 million annually of currently lost productivity while preserving security.

Proposal: Create streamlined security software that allows one to stay signed in securely to the network and to password protected programs and avoid automatic... more »

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Department of the Interior

E-Surnaming

Surnaming is a process used within DOI to provide version control as important documents are circulated through the Department for editing and review by Department officials. I believe this process is a vestige of days gone by. As it currently works, surnaming requires one individual to hand carry the document to the next office for review, then incorporate the hand edits made to the document and reprint the entire... more »

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